Only 70km south of central London – that’s less than an hour on the train – Brighton & Hove is one of the most popular British seaside cities, with regency terraces, great shops and an iconic beach to enjoy during the day, where incredible nightlife and an undying bohemian spirit come out to play at night.
Young, hip and open-minded Brighton is sometimes called “London by the sea”. Say that to a Brightonian, however, and you’ll probably be told that London is just “Brighton on Thames”!
Until a nearby doctor claimed that local seawater had healing properties, Brighton was a quiet fishing village. After the Prince Regent followed the doctor’s advice in the 1780s, the resort quickly became a favourite of the English aristocracy, who built extravagant terraces of summer houses by the sea and helped give the modern city its grand style.
Nowadays, Brighton language schools and two highly-respected universities are magnets for students from across the world. As a result, the town feels lively and there is a vibrant music scene. You can catch a band or a DJ any night of the week, head to the theatre to watch a play or just enjoy the sunset from the beach. Take an English course in Brighton with ESL and find out why so many students come to Brighton and end up staying for years!