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Brighton – City and sea

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Our fast track A Level students are all based in Brighton, just a 30 minute train ride from Gatwick airport.

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. It is not only attractive to day visitors, 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.

Brighton, a cosmopolitan city with a population of about 300 000, is the ideal place to study and relax.

Good clubs to join are:

Baseball
Ballet
Beach volleyball
Canoeing
Climbing
Cricket
Diving
Fencing
Football
Paragliding

Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Softball
Explorers
Judo
Kung fu
Cycling
Sailing
Rugby
Squash

Tennis
Waterskiing
Wakeboarding
Windsurfing
Yoga
Life saving
Swimming
Basketball
Baseball
Badminton

Table tennis
Trampoline
Diving
Theatre
Orchestra
Horse riding
Cheerleading
Art
Craft
Pottery
Sewing

If your favourite isn’t there, just let us know!

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We’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have or if you need any further information.