Brighton – City and sea
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British Buddies guests are all based in Brighton, just a 30 minute train ride from Gatwick airport.
Many choose to spend a day in London whilst they are here. Of course, their buddy goes with them and shows them around the capital. Brighton is known as London by the Sea because it has a big city flair and elegant buildings just like you would find in affluent parts of the capital as well as miles of beach. It started to become very fashionable around 1750 when wealthy people would come down from to enjoy the sea. Brighton quickly became the largest and most successful seaside resort in the UK. The opening of the railway line to London in 1841 completely changed the character of the town. Where Brighton had once been a fairly exclusive resort for wealthy and fashionable visitors, it now became a popular destination for huge numbers of day trippers.
These days, over 7 million people a year come here for the day. The city is also a magnet for people to come and live. It has been voted the happiest place to live and is particularly known for being very liberal. Brighton has the only Green Party member of parliament in the UK and the Brighton Pride parade is famous around the world. It would be hard to find a popular activity which isn’t possible and it is very easy to get around by bus, train or on foot. Visitors love The Lanes which are full of vintage shops and fun places to discover unusual treasures. Right next to that area is the Churchill shopping mall which has all the major brands. Other well known landmarks are the impressive Royal Pavilion, both the new and old piers and the pretty beach huts. Teenage guests stay in host families and their buddies pick them up for activities. Adult guests usually stay in hotels we have chosen and included in the price.
Our British Buddies are in Brighton because it is the perfect place for the programme. City and sea, big enough to offer all the activities, a destination in its own right, but also so close to London.
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