Location and travel




Experience the vibrant seaside city of Brighton, quite possibly England’s most colourful and coolest of locations.

Just an hour south of London, Brighton offers a blend of traditional British seaside charm with a bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe. Amongst Brighton’s highlights are its famous pier, the extravagant Royal Pavilion, the Lanes with their selection of quirky shops, bars and eateries, and of course Brighton’s nightlife. All delegates have Saturday afternoon off, giving plenty of opportunity to get to know the city, and with London so close, a night out in the capital is also an excellent option.

Getting there

Getting to Brighton is easy! 

By train:

  • London Victoria: 52 minutes (direct)
  • London Bridge: 58 minutes (direct)
  • St Pancras: 1 hour 16 minutes direct

Brighton is under 1 hour from London Victoria with services every 10 minutes throughout the day. Direct trains also leave from London Bridge and London St Pancras. There are fantastic rail links into Brighton from throughout the UK – see National Rail Enquiries.

Eurostar: Brighton is also served by a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras.

The Grand Brighton is just a 12 minute walk from the train station or a couple of minutes by taxi.

By air:
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles away – 45 minutes by taxi. Trains to Brighton from Gatwick take approximately 30 minutes direct and run regularly.
You can also fly into Heathrow. For trains from Heathrow to Brighton, take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Underground to Victoria. The Heathrow Express is probably quickest but the Underground is the cheaper option. Journey time takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, depending on your chosen route and connection times. 

By coach:
National Express run frequent daily services to Brighton. Visit National Express for full timetables.

By car:
From London and the M25, take the M23 to Brighton and then the King's Road A259 Seafront Road. The Grand Brighton car park is accessed from Cannon Place and has 40 parking spaces available to guests at £35.00 per night available from 3pm on day of arrival and issued on a first come first served basis. On arrival please check with the hotel concierge that there are parking spaces available. Please note that if you are staying for 3 nights or more the daily rate is £25. 

There is also a National Car Park (NCP) directly behind the hotel on Russell Road which has over 500 spaces and is available currently at the rate of £30.00 for 24 hours.

The Grand Brighton


The Grand Brighton
97-99 King's Road, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 2FW

This year’s congress venue is the world famous The Grand Brighton, a high-end Victorian seafront hotel with ornate interiors. With its state-of-the-art conference facilities, perfect location and immaculate bedrooms, it makes the ultimate congress venue.

Unfortunately, all accomodation at The Grand has now been filled. However, there is accomodation available at The Hilton Metropole which is next door to The Grand and a few minutes' walk.

If something smaller and more intimate is your preference, then Brighton has a plethora of choice. From converted townhouse B&B's to boho boutique hotels to grand Georgian splendor; there is something for everyone with a price to match.

For a selection of hotels and B&B's; please go to Brighton's Tourist Information website: visitbrighton.com/accomodation