ABOUT THE 2017 MASTERCLASSES VENUE
The 2017 Masterclasses will take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel in Brighton UK – also the venue for the 2017 FORUM on Thursday 21 September.
The Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel is located in the lively seaside city of Brighton & Hove overlooking the beach (just 15 minutes walk from Brighton Railway Station), close to the new i360, Brighton beach and Pier and just minutes from Brighton’s shops, bars and restaurants and attractions:
(Tel: +44 (0) 1273 775432)
Please click on the link for the location map.
ACCOMMODATION IN BRIGHTON
Please see our Accommodation page for information about staying in Brighton & Hove.
TRAVELLING TO BRIGHTON
Brighton is very easy to reach by road, rail and air:
Brighton is well-connected by road to the rest of the UK via the M23 and A27, and to the Continent via ferry crossings at Newhaven, Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and Harwich, and by the Eurotunnel at Folkestone.
When you arrive there is usually (chargeable) parking available in the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel car park, there are a number of car parks nearby (charges vary) and on-street parking may be available but is normally very limited.
You can walk from the station to the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel on the seafront, it takes about 15-20 minutes. (There is a taxi rank at the Station, a taxi will take about 8-10 minutes to the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel.)
Brighton is well served by nearby Gatwick Airport (30 minutes by rail, 45 minutes by car).
The other London airports are reasonably well connected to Brighton by road and rail, including London Heathrow Airport (120 minutes by rail, 90 minutes by car), London City Airport (120 minutes by rail, 110 minutes by car).
We strongly recommend therefore that you fly into Gatwick Airport if you can. We appreciate flights to London Stansted Airport and London Luton Airport are often cheaper, but travelling from those airports takes much longer and is more complicated (from Luton about 140 minutes by rail or 120 minutes by car and from Stansted about 170 minutes by rail or 140 minutes by car).
PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL
The travel times given above are approximate and will depend on traffic, engineering works etc.
Please ensure you check travel times and routes before travelling, helpful websites may include: