At Student Brighton, we want you to make the most of where you choose to live while you study. Being local to Brighton ourselves, we have excellent local knowledge and are always on hand with tips and advice. This page should tell you a bit more about Brighton, and what you can expect to find during your time in our fantastic city.

Something that you may not know about Brighton is that the city has been welcoming visitors since the Prince Regent first visited in 1783 and decided to make the (then) town the destination of his new holiday home.

On the surface Brighton is a quintessential English seaside resort; but behind the scenes it offers so much more. Nicknamed London-by-the Sea, the cosmopolitan, multicultural city is famed for its relaxed residents, independent shops, and exceptional nightlife.

As well as being one of the one of the world’s top 10 destinations on the rise, according to the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016, Brighton is officially the happiest city in the United Kingdom with 93% of students studying in the city also saying they are ‘very happy’ with their education and city life.

Brighton is also proud to attract thousands of students from within the European Union, as well as from further afield. The international student population adds to the cultural diversity that makes Brighton such an amazing and special place to live.


All of our properties are within walking distance to the south coast’s best selection of nightlife. Brighton offers bars and nightclubs to suit all different tastes and attitudes; whether it’s the commercial discotheques on West Street, clubs on the seafront, or underground venues hidden throughout the city.


Brighton has two internationally renowned live entertainment centres: The Dome and The Brighton Centre, which both host world class acts on a regular basis. Brighton also has myriad smaller venues across the city, playing emerging home grown talent. You should also check out Komedia or Fat Boy Slim’s very own Concorde 2 for a great night out.


Away from your studies, the city offers you a large selection of fun things to do. From the vast array of independent shops in North Laine, to museums, cinemas and art galleries. Brighton also has world famous tourist attractions such as Brighton Palace Pier and the incredible Royal Pavilion. For people that enjoy the outdoors, the South Downs National Park is right on our doorstep.

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