Brighton is located on the southern coast of England, just 47 miles south of London. Brighton and Hove have a resident population of about 290,885 and has been described and is often referred to as the ‘happiest place to live in the UK’.
Brighton is a perfect co-living destination. Contrary to many beliefs, Brighton is a hive of activity when it comes to local employment. Brighton is home to several major companies employing thousands of people locally and seeing a huge rise in creative, digital and new media businesses.
It’s certainly not all work in Brighton, there is an abundance of things to do in your downtime. If shopping is your thing, you’re in luck as Brighton is well known for the great shopping, with a high number of independent shops, which add to the character of the city. Head down to The Lanes, near the seafront for clothing stores, jewellers, antique shops, restaurants and pubs. Churchill Square is home to a major indoor shopping centre and home to all the well-known high street stores. If you’re looking for something a little different, Brighton hosts two weekly flea market / bootfairs on Sunday mornings – there really is something for everyone.
Brighton is characterised by small dining establishments and independent coffeehouses and home to around 250 restaurants – from independent eateries to all your high street stores.
One of the most popular attractions which the locals love to feast on is the 8 mile unbroken sandy shoreline – it really is a marvel to be seen and enjoyed when living in Brighton. What better way to end a busy working day than chilling out down by the sea with a group of friends?
It’s not all beaches, there is a huge cultural scene on offer, from a number of theatres including Brighton Dome and The Theatre Royal which presents a range of West End and touring musicals and plays, along with performances of opera and ballet. Plus museums and famous landmarks including The Royal Pavilion, Brighton Marine Pier and Palace and the Brighton Clock Tower.
Brighton is easily accessible with excellent road and rail networks. There is also an international airport ‘Brighton Airport’ which is 9 miles west of Brighton plus only a 20 minute train ride from International Gatwick airport.