Ever since the Prince Regent first visited in 1783, Brighton & Hove has been England's most exciting seaside city, and today it's as vibrant, eccentric and cosmopolitan as ever. If you've never visited, you too will fall for Brighton & Hove's rich cultural mix - Regency architecture, pleasure pier, specialist shops, pavement cafés, lively arts and of course the exotic Royal Pavilion. Everything's in walking distance, so take time to explore and enjoy what the city has to offer.

The seafront is always popular - stroll along the beachfront, enjoy the sea air, have a drink in one of the cafés and watch local artists and crafts people create original souvenirs to remind you of your visit. Visit the award-winning Fishing Museum and become a kid again at the Sea Life Centre. Traditional and modern seaside fun can be had on Brighton Pier with its full-size funfair, candyfloss stalls and arcade games. Catch the Volks - the world's first public electric railway - along the seafront to Brighton Marina admiring the elegant seafront squares as you go. A visit to the Royal Pavilion, with its Indian exterior and Chinese style interior, is not to be missed. Originally the seaside palace of the Prince Regent - later George IV, this amazing building has been restored to its full splendour and is open all year round. Get a fascinating insight into the development of Regency Brighton & Hove's urban lifestyle at the Regency Town House in Brunswick Square.

How to get to Brighton

Brighton has an excellent, award winning transport infrastructure both within and to/from the city. The information shown below highlights the variety of ways in which you can get to the city, as well as costs.

Brighton is just under an hour from London Victoria or London Bridge. There are strong links to the rest of the UK including direct trains from the Midlands, the North, the South West and Wales. The Eurostar train service can deliver European visitors to our city via Ashford International or St Pancras of which both are a direct train ride from this station.

For up-to-date timetable and prices for train travel please visit nationarail.co.uk

Brighton is easily reachable from most parts of the country via the M25. The A27 is the main route from areas west or east of Brighton on the South Coast. From central London, Brighton is approximately 1 hour’s journey time.

National Express offers a direct coach service between Brighton and both London Heathrow and London Gatwick International Airports, with a service every half hour. There is also a direct service from London Victoria Coach Station along with many and other cities across the UK.

The Brighton stop for the conference venue is ‘Brighton Pool Valley’ which is a 2 minute walk from the Brighton Waterfront Hotel (walking west along the seafront). You can book your tickets from National Express www.nationalexpress.com and get live updates of times from coach tracker at coachtracker.nationalexpress.com

Brighton is just 30 minutes by road or rail from London Gatwick International Airport, and just 90 minutes by road from London Heathrow International Airport. There are fast coach links between Heathrow, Gatwick and Brighton. These two large international airports serve routes from all over the globe.