Life in Brighton

Malvern House Brighton


Malvern House provides support on all aspects of Brighton life. We are here to help you before you leave home, when you arrive in Brighton, and throughout your time studying with us.

For many students at Malvern House, it is their first time visiting. The city of Brighton and Hove is a popular city for students and tourists alike , with excellent universities it is next to the sea, less than one hour by train from London and home to the iconic Brighton Pier and Royal Pavillion. Brighton is home to many arts festivals, music events and is easy to walk around or travel around by bus. As well as the beach during the day Brighton offers a diverse and fun nightlife with many pubs, restaurants and cafes.In 2015/16 Brighton attracted 7.5 million visitors.

This page will help you understand a little about living in Brighton!

Eating & Drinking

If you want to try typical British food you’ll need to visit a pub, most pubs offer food but in particular you’ll want to visit pub restaurants, gastro pubs, or a carvery to try traditional food.
Some common dishes that you should try are:

Sunday Roast Diner
Banoffee Pie
Afternoon Tea

In addition to British food, you will be able to discover international food in the Brighton Laines, city centre and along the seafront which offer many different types of cuisine and have a large range of Vegetarian ,Vegan and Halal foods.

Travelling Around the City

By Foot

The best way to travel around Brighton is by foot making it a lot cheaper to get around and better for the environment.

The railway station is only 10 minutes from the city centre and the sea is close to the city’s main attractions, shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife.

In fact most of Brighton & Hove’s key central areas are accessible on foot within just 15 minutes.

Download map of the Brighton city

Getting Around Brighton & Hove By Bus

Brighton and Hove buses are very frequent, with many day, week or monthly saver tickets available making them an easy and cost-effective way to travel around. Our school is very close to many bus routes making it easy to travel to and from the school.

Prices start from just £2 but as fares can change we recommend checking the Brighton and Hove bus website for latest details and prices.

Interesting Places and Attractions

HERE ARE SOME THINGS FOR YOU TO TRY IN BRIGHTON. Brighton has lots of famous places to visit, but there are also some amazing places to go that many people do not know. Here are some good ideas – ask a classmate to go with you!

Visit the Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with lots of history. It was built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George in the style of India and China. The former palace is surrounded by the beautiful Pavillion gardens.

Visit British Airways i360

Take a ride 450ft into the sky in the British Airways i360. From here you can see amazing views of city landmarks, artwork on the rooftops, wind farms at sea and the rolling coastline stretching away to the horizon.

Take a walk along Brighton Pier

Take a walk along Brighton Pier – and try the traditional fairground rides including the Turbo Roller Coaster or take your chance on the games in The Dome.

Visit the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Can be found in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. It has a lot of different collections which tell stories about the city and the world we live in.

Walk around The Lanes

The Lanes are a collection of narrow lanes in Brighton famous for their independent shops, boutique and antique shops, a shopper’s paradise.

Outside Brighton and around the UK

The UK is a well-connected country with regular trains going to every city, town, and most villages across the nation. Here are some ideas for exploring:

Edinburgh – travel time from Brighton: 6 hours

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and home to Scottish culture. Famous sights include Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. You can easily catch a train from King’s Cross station which is only five minutes from Malvern House.

Cardiff – travel time from Brighton: 4 hours

Cardiff is Wales’ capital city. Home to a distinct culture and language, the city is much more relaxed than London.

Oxford – travel time from Brighton: 3 hour

The educational centre of the UK, Oxford University is the oldest city in the English-speaking world. You’ll also find spending architecture and sights throughout the city.

London – travel time from Brighton: 1 hour

London is the capital city of the UK and home to the Queen of England and her official residence Buckingham Palace. It is full of museums, attractions like The Tower of London, London Bridge, The London Eye, Houses of Parliament as well as nightclubs , pubs and much more

Windsor – travel time from Brighton: 2 hours

Another of the Queen’s homes, Windsor Castle dominates the town – but the centre is also beautiful with many traditional buildings.

Finally, if you fancy visiting a European destination – you can take the Eurostar, a train that goes from King’s Cross station and under the sea to Europe! In two hours you go from the centre of London, to the centre of Paris! The train also connects to other beautiful European cities such as Amsterdam and Brussels. The service also easily connects to European railway services, enabling you to travel anywhere in Europe.