Top 10 Places for Students in Brighton

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Your Guide to the Vibe-iest City in the UK

Brighton, nestled on England’s south coast, is a vibrant playground for students. It’s not just the iconic beach and quirky Lanes that draw you in; it’s the city’s infectious energy, diverse culture, and endless entertainment options that make it the perfect place to live, study, and play. Whether you’re a bookworm seeking quiet corners or a party animal chasing the next big night out, Brighton has something for everyone. So, grab your student card and your sense of adventure, and let’s dive into the top 10 places you absolutely can’t miss:

  1. Brighton Beach:

The crown jewel, no doubt. Take a stroll on the pebbled shore, soak up the sun on a deckchair, or catch some waves. Brighton Pier, with its arcade games, fish and chips, and vintage charm, is a must-visit.

  1. The Lanes:

A maze of narrow alleyways overflowing with independent shops, vintage finds, quirky cafes, and hidden pubs. Get lost in the vibrant chaos and discover unique treasures you won’t find anywhere else.

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  1. Royal Pavilion Gardens:

Escape the urban buzz in these sprawling, exotic gardens surrounding the iconic Royal Pavilion. Explore the manicured lawns, hidden grottoes, and picturesque bridges, or catch a summer concert under the stars.

  1. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery:

Immerse yourself in art, from local contemporary creations to ancient Egyptian mummies. Free entry makes it a budget-friendly way to spend an afternoon, and the rooftop café offers stunning views of the city.

  1. Komedia:

This legendary music venue has hosted everyone from Adele to Eddie Izzard. Catch live gigs across genres, from indie bands to comedy nights, in its intimate and atmospheric setting.

  1. Brighton Open Air Theatre:

Pack a picnic and enjoy a theatrical performance under the summer sky. From Shakespeare classics to contemporary productions, the Open Air Theatre offers a magical experience in the heart of Preston Park.

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  1. Level:

Channel your inner skater at this indoor skatepark and entertainment complex. Grind rails, shred bowls, or grab a bite at the on-site food stalls. Level is a haven for adrenaline junkies and casual observers alike.

  1. Brunswick Square:

This bohemian enclave is home to vintage clothing stores, record shops, and vegetarian cafes. Browse for unique finds, grab a coffee with friends, and soak up the alternative vibes.

  1. North Laine:

Another treasure trove of independent shops, cafes, and bars. North Laine offers a slightly more upscale experience than The Lanes, with boutique fashion stores and trendy eateries.

  1. Brighton Palace Pier:

A neon-lit wonderland right on the seafront. Take a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel, play arcade games, or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants. Brighton Palace Pier is pure, unadulterated fun.

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Bonus Tip:

Don’t forget to explore the surrounding areas! Hike the Seven Sisters cliffs, cycle the South Downs Way, or visit the charming seaside town of Hove. Brighton is your gateway to endless adventures.

Remember, this is just a starting point. With its ever-evolving energy and hidden gems waiting to be discovered, Brighton is a city that never gets old. So, put on your walking shoes, grab your curiosity, and get ready to fall in love with this vibrant student haven.


Brighton is a student-friendly city with plenty of discounts and offers available. Flash your student card to see if you can score cheaper tickets, meals, or even free entry to some attractions.

Happy exploring!

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Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
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Harringtons have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us as new renters and they have been super efficient in getting all of the documents sent through and signed in such a short period of time. Thank you!
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we chose this letting agents as they chose a good bills company that is much cheaper than other agents. When viewing houses the staff were very friendly and have been very helpful in answering our questions and making the process as easy as possible.
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I would rate Harringtons Lettings a 5/5. Very lovely on the phone and very quick and easy to communicate with via email. Any problems have been resolved in no time at all. So far so good!I found Harringtons via Rightmove.
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17:28 02 Oct 23
Although I have only been renting with Harringtons for a short period of time, I have had nothing but a positive experience. From viewing to admin updates. The admin team especially are very polite and quick to respond and I have no doubt that the rest of my tenancy will run smoothly. I would recommend to anyone considering renting in brighton.
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Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
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10:29 24 Aug 23
I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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