12 reasons to holiday in Brighton
Everything is possible if you go to Brighton — a fashionable seaside resort, where representatives of famous aristocratic families and even historical figures traditionally rested…
Brighton, a fashionable seaside resort
The Kingdom’s most stylish, vibrant and fun city is located on the South coast, just an hour’s drive from London. Perfect geolocation.
For those who want to combine business with pleasure and learn English on vacation — it is in Brighton that one of the world’s best schools Wall Street English sends students to study, where students learn the language in record time. The school has been operating for more than 45 years and has branches in 28 countries. Wall Street English provides a great opportunity to hone English skills on the Study Abroad program: start training in Moscow and then continue in Brighton to consolidate the knowledge gained in practice.
Last year alone, more than 160 people were trained in this program and recognized that this is the best way to quickly learn the language.
Education in Brighton
The history of the resort stretches from the end of the XVIII century, when all the prominent English aristocrats gathered for the summer in this fishing village to sunbathe and swim. No wonder the British themselves called Brighton London on the sea. In the first ranks of fans of the town was the Prince Regent (the future king George IV). On his orders, a Royal Pavilion in the Indo-Saracen style was built here, decorated with Eastern domes and minarets, which made the Prim British resort look exotic.
What attracted the most famous aristocrats of the country to Brighton and why the current generation seeks to rest here?
King George IV first came to Brighton in 1783 and fell so in love with the place that he soon ordered the construction of a seaside residence to begin. The architect was the famous John Nash, author of Buckingham Palace and Regent street in London. This fantasy in the Oriental style resembles a magical castle from the fairy tales of Scheherazade. On the tour, tourists explore the inner rooms, art gallery and get acquainted with everyday life, cuisine and diet of the king.
The Palace pier in Brighton
The hallmark of Brighton — the famous Palace pier, built in 1899, which cuts into the waters of the English channel for half a kilometer. Nowadays it has become a children’s amusement Park on the water, with fairground attractions, traditional entertainment and a four-story soft Playground.
The old Brighton street, which dates back to the time when it was a small fishing village. Now it is the heart of the city, where
cafes, bakeries, antique shops and luxury boutiques. Here you will find the best Brighton restaurants: vegetarian Food for Friends, the iconic seafood restaurant English’s and pub The Greys, which ranks eleventh in the list of the best in the UK. The intricate narrow lanes of Lanes a pleasure to wander for a long time, listening to street musicians, of which there are a great many.
For decades, Brighton has been home to young people for traditional stag and hen parties. Here you will find places for every taste: from gastropubs and bars with craft beer to cafes with live music, stylish alternative schools and multi-level mega clubs.
They are mainly located on the main streets of Lanes and North lane, along Trafalgar street, Churchill square, Western road and in the East of Kemptown. If you want to really feel the spirit of Brighton at night, check out the night club The Haunt, located in the rebuilt building of the cinema, where almost daily live performances of musical groups.
The largest art festival in England has been held for more than 50 years. Every year in may for three weeks the city hosts music, dance, theater, cinema and circus performances. The Director is a guest star every year. In 2016 it was Laurie Anderson, in other years — Anish Kapoor, Brian Eno and Vanessa Redgrave.
The festival is organized by the Brighton Dome — the main art site of the city, where the group ABBA with the song “Waterloo” in 1974 won the Eurovision song contest.
Students of one of the best international language schools — Wall Street English-Go to Brighton to study Abroad (study abroad). The program is built very competently: first, students take a course in Moscow, and then go to England to consolidate their knowledge in practice in the process of immersion in the language environment. Classes are conducted according to the most modern methods: the audience is equipped with interactive whiteboards, computers, listening systems. Free advice on the choice of training programs and assistance in obtaining entry visas are available.
Students who come to the program of study Wall Street English, study in the heart of the city, just a 3-minute walk from the beach, shops, banks, restaurants, cafes and bars, close to public transport. They enjoy active activities and excursions along the coast, as well as to nearby cities such as London, Windsor, Oxford and Portsmouth.
It is important to note that students live in English families: in separate rooms, on the system of “bed and brekfast”, which provides full immersion in the language environment. Classes are held on weekdays during the day and take only 2-3 hours a day, so students are free to combine them with outdoor activities and entertainment.
Wall Street English has been sending students to study abroad for 6 years. Last year alone, more than 160 people were enrolled in the Study Abroad program and recognized that this is the best way to quickly and effectively master the language.
The pebble beach of Brighton beach is marked by the blue flag of UNESCO. Its length is 5.4 miles (almost 9 kilometers!).
Prim Victorian glamour is combined here with the frenzied energy of modern resort life, and the bars and clubs on the shore seem to work around the clock and are constantly full of visitors. Small private shops with books, Souvenirs, posters and products of local artisans are conveniently located near the preserved skeleton of the old pier.
The building in which the Brighton Museum is located is part of the same ensemble as the Royal pavilion.
It houses a rich collection of applied arts, natural Sciences, interior items, old costumes, historical manuscripts and toys. There are truly unique exhibits: a camera invented around 1910 by British photography pioneer albert Smith, costumes of king William IV, an Egyptian funerary mask of the II century and a Howe bowl made of a single piece of amber, made in the bronze age.
To the East of the Royal Pier lies the area of Kemptown, inhabited by artists, actors and other creative personalities. Most of it was laid down during the Regency and the Victorian era, such as The mausoleum of Sassoon, built in 1892, which now serves as a nightclub. Kemptown is a great place for lovers of original design, unusual delicacies and hunters of antique rarities.
British Airways i360 observation tower
In 2016, the British Airways i360 observation tower was opened on the waterfront. The same team that built the famous London Eye Ferris wheel worked on it.
Tourists make a 25-minute sightseeing tour in a transparent panoramic cabin with a 360° view, which rises to a height of 162 meters. At sunset, if you’re lucky with the weather, you can see the cliffs of Beachy Head and the island of Wight 50 miles to the West. At the Nyetimber Sky Bar, visitors can taste sparkling wine produced by local craftsmen from grapes grown on the surrounding chalk hills.
The Devil’s Dam
South Downs National Park is a twenty-minute drive from the city. It is there that the miracle of nature is located — the Devil’s Dam — a V-shaped crevice with a depth of more than 100 meters, which was formed during the Ice age.
Devil’s Dam (devil’s Dyke)
The hills around the valley rise to 217 meters, with clear weather here you can see even the Isle of Wight. Here you can take a walk to the cosy pub located on the edge of the valley, admire the paragliders and walk part of the 100-mile South Downs Way route.
St Bartholomew’s Church in Brighton
Not only Solarexpo spire of the Cathedral is able to attract tourists in British cities. Brighton boasts the Church of St. Bartholomew, one of the highest in Europe. It was built in the first half of the 1870s and seems huge against the background of the surrounding low-rise buildings. In fact, it is not the largest Church in Britain, but it is very different from other unusual and even somewhat gloomy architecture in the style of Italian Gothic.
All this combination of incongruous: measured life of a sea medical resort and a mad rhythm of night life, typical Victorian architecture and exotic East palaces, peaceful walks on narrow streets and extreme mountain routes — do Brighton one of the most unusual and attractive cities of England. Agreed? Time to pack.