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Brighton

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Meet Brighton

Brighton is a colorful and vibrant coastal city just an hour away from London. It’s an amazing place to be for a mixture of city life, nature, and the beach!

London by the sea – as Brighton is sometimes called, is a fantastic city for digital nomads and freelancers to work from. There are numerous fun bars, pubs, eateries (some of the best fish and chips in the UK), and, of course, there’s a beautiful pebble beach that runs the length of the city. At the heart of Brighton is its wonderful mix of people. It’s not uncommon to walk into a pub and see a celebrity sitting next to a drag queen sitting next to a London banker surrounded by a group of guys dressed up as kangaroos for a bachelor party. There’s a huge sense of community which is obvious in the numerous festivals that take place in the city every year. Brighton Pavillion is also the only green constituency in England and there are loads of initiatives across the city to make it more environmentally friendly. You’ll see this in many of the restaurants and pubs that buy local and source sustainable produce. Brighton is totally unique and a very fun place to be.

Where to live in Brighton

Like most major cities, Brighton is divided up into many different neighborhoods. Where you want to stay will depend on what you want to be closest to. Literally a stone’s throw away from the beach? Close to the pubs with good nightlife? In a quieter area that’s closer to the beautiful nature surrounding the city? Whatever vibe you’re after, you’ll find a small lane or a bustling high street to match your needs.

Best Neighborhoods in Brighton

Luckily, wherever you decide to stay in Brighton you’ll never be too far away from the other areas. The local transport is great. In the heart of the city, there are the iconic Lanes and North Lane which are really popular places to stay. There’s also fun Kemptown, diverse London Road, beautiful Preston Park, and picturesque Seven Dials. In all of them, there are traditional pubs, great cuisine, beautiful Victorian architecture and none are too far away from the beach.

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We've been rounded up the best housing options in Brighton. All are available on flexible terms, so you can stay one month or as long as you want

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Quick Facts About Brighton

Compared to other urban areas in the UK, Brighton is relatively small with a population of 288,000. Here are some quick facts to help you get to know the city a little better.
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Work in Brighton

Brighton is one of the most popular cities in England for start-ups and businesses. It’s a really diverse city, offering management jobs in hospitality, positions in big banks or boutiques, and even as a nutritionist for a huge pie company if you fancy! American Express is one of the biggest employers in Brighton, with competitive salaries and a lot of employee perks. They regularly offer graduate schemes and internships for students looking to get into banking. The Student Room is also a big company based in Brighton and a top employer. They regularly hire people (often graduates) in a variety of roles. Their website is a huge platform for students all around the country to share information, meet up, or help with studies. They boast a fun and younger vibe.

How good is Brighton for Digital Nomads or Remote Work

Remote work is changing how the global workspace operates. In a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down, remote work is rapidly on the increase all around the world—especially in a place like Brighton. And about 25% of remote workers describe themselves as digital nomads—those who like to travel or stay in cities around the world while they work. So, how good is Brighton for both of these growing movements?

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Food and Drink in Brighton

Brighton is home to a mix of people from all over the world – and this is definitely reflected in the restaurants and bars on offer. From fine dining at Isaacs, where everything is locally sourced, to street food at Street Thai, where everything is fresh and right from the streets of Bangkok. You also can’t be by the beach in England and not get fish and chips. Wolfies of Hove is a great chippy serving sustainably sourced fish and local ingredients. They do a great pie and mash too! Ice cream is also a must for an English beach, and Brighton is full of great parlors offering loads of interesting flavors. Try Boho Gelato for a delicious scoop. You might not believe it, but there are actually vineyards in England, and one of them is just 8 miles away from Brighton! Albourne Estate is a great place to go to to try some local British wine and have a tour.

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Top 6 Things To Do in Brighton

Brighton is a city with loads to do, whatever you’re interested in. It’s any shopper’s paradise with independent, quirky boutiques full of clothes, antiques, souvenirs, and jewelry. The Brighton Center, although not beautiful, is a great night out for anyone wanting to see live comedy, music, or theatre. They have a wide range of more famous and up-and-coming acts. Of course, you also have to go to Brighton Palace Pier whilst you’re there. It’s a traditional Victorian fairground full of arcades and attractions and is totally iconic of the city. You also have to visit the Royal Pavilion, it looks totally out of place in a seaside town but is a stunning piece of architecture. Brighton is a fantastic place for any digital nomad to base themselves, with a great mix of city life, nature, and the sea.

Queen's Park, Brighton

25 West Dr, Brighton

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Brighton Fishing Museum

Kings Road Arches, 201, Brighton

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Phileas Foggs World of Adventures

Sussex House, Crowhurst Rd, Brighton

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Brighton Bike Tours

Meet infront of the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton

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St. Bartholomew’s Church

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Brighton Naturist Beach

Madeira Dr, Black Rock, Brighton

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