Brighton is the most exciting and extraordinary seaside city in Britain. With its cosmopolitan air, abundance of restaurants, vibrant nightlife and wealth of culture it defies comparison. There's nothing quite like a bracing walk along the prom or a stroll out to sea on the Brighton Pier to clear heads and revive spirits!
The revamped Brighton seafront offers many attractions by day and night. There are all kinds of watersports to try and you can rollerblade along the esplanade, or play petanque on the promenade. There are stylish cafes and bars where you can relax and enjoy the view. Experience all the thrills of traditional and modern rides on the pier - there's a wonderful atmosphere at dusk when the sun goes down and the lights come on. In nearby Hove, the wide, elegant esplanade and peaceful lawns are perfect for strolling and picnicking.
Brighton is very compact and most places are within walking distance. Shops, restaurants, the Royal Pavilion, museums, galleries, theatres and many more leisure activities are all easily accessible in and around the city.
If you decide to stay longer, Brighton provides a great base for exploring the beautiful Sussex countryside. There are glorious gardens, historic houses, castles, family attractions and cosy country pubs just a short journey from the city centre. In particular, be sure not to miss the coastal cliff paths at Seven Sisters, rolling Downs, picture postcard villages and the Bluebell Steam Railway.
The Brighton Arts Festival takes place in May – programmes will be available in the registration area.
Getting to Brighton is easy, wherever you’re coming from. The city can be accessed in just under an hour by rail from central London, about 45 minutes by road from the M25 London orbital motorway, half-an-hour by express train from London Gatwick Airport and by regular coach services connecting London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. There are also direct train services from Scotland, the North West, the Midlands, the West country and South Wales.
Surf the internet, keep in-touch with your department or check your emails at this year’s Internet Café located in the Exhibition Hall. Delegates are once again invited to make use of this popular facility that will be offered to users free of charge.
The organisers do not accept any responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Delegates are strongly advised to have their own travel insurance policies.