Excellent hotels and conference venues make Brighton a great place to do business. But its fun-loving spirit means the seaside city has plenty to keep you occupied off-duty, too.
Stay in Brighton
Hotel du Vin Brighton
Made up of a quirky jumble of old buildings set around a central courtyard, the Hotel du Vin Brighton has 49 bedrooms, all with classic, but modern good looks and quality features, such as underfloor heating, Nespresso machines and fine Egyptian linens.
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
This seafront property is very close to the pier. It has 210 air-conditioned bedrooms (all with free WiFi), seven meeting rooms, and leisure facilities that include a swimming pool, gym and sauna.
Brighton Seafront Travelodge
This 159-bedroom budget property isn’t actually on the seafront. But it’s still well placed, a 10-minute walk from the train station and yards from the beach. Rooms come with comfy, king-size beds, and guests get a 25% discount at the NCP car park nearby.
The Grand Brighton
This seafront landmark should be looking grander than ever this season, after a major facelift for its famous façade. The inside won’t disappoint, either, with 201 elegant bedrooms, the two-AA-rosette GB1 and an in-house spa and gym.
Restaurants in Brighton
Even keen carnivores sing the praises of this excellent vegetarian restaurant, famed for its delicious and inventive take on meat-free cooking, often with an Asian twist.
A tiny place with a big reputation, this highly rated restaurant in the Lanes serves up small plates of modern British food.
First-rate steaks cooked on the Josper grill are the star attraction at this urban-rustic restaurant.
This offshoot of the original Riddle & Finns delivers great seafood with a beach view. Don’t miss the oysters!
Hilton Brighton Metropole
This 340-bedroom hotel is the largest residential conference centre in the South. It offers a whopping 5,000 square metres of space. The 33 function rooms that can cater for anything from a small board meeting to a larger affair for up to 3,000 guests.
British Airways i360
Rated one of our top new venues to watch last year, this one-of-a-kind venue allows you to entertain up to 175 guests with a reception aboard the futuristic glass viewing pod as it glides into the sky. There are also beach-side rooms and terraces that can host meetings and events for 10 to 1,000. Read more about the i360 in our in-depth venue guide.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
The many options at the American Express Community Stadium make it suitable for a wide range of events. As well as 10 lounges, five concourses and 21 executive boxes, it also has outside space for team-building activities and free parking for 600 cars.
Gloriously flamboyant inside and out, George lV’s former pleasure palace is a suitably eccentric icon for a fairly eccentric city. It is a must-see on any Brighton itinerary.
Walking the three-mile sea wall from Brighton Marina to Saltdean – white chalk cliffs on one side, rock pools and waves on the other – is a great way to get an invigorating blast of salty sea air.
One of the oldest theatres in the country (with a grand regency auditorium) plays host to a varied programme of dramas, musicals, comedians and dance performances.
Ridgeview’s award-winning sparkling wines have been served at state banquets and at No 10. Take a trip to the estate, half an hour’s drive north of town, to tour the vineyard and sample the wares.
Want to book a meeting, venue or hotel stay in fun-loving Brighton? Speak to the experts at Capita Travel and Events today