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7 Reasons to Study English in Brighton

January 21, 2016 by St Giles

Brighton is an international city with an exciting nightlife and a strong community atmosphere. Here are seven reasons St Giles students love studying English in Brighton.

Brighton beach

Brighton is Known for its Cultural Tolerance

Culturally, Brighton has been described by residents as off-beat and very gentle. It has remarkable pet policies, the first zero-waste restaurant (it gives all profit to charity) and a social enterprise supermarket that isn’t governed by shareholders.

With so many unique people living in Brighton, it has become a community that embraces diversity and celebrates differences. This includes art, race, religion, and a range of other cultural factors.

Brighton is an Authentic Beach Town

Brighton is an authentic beach town and has been referred to as the original seaside getaway.   Since the 18th century, it has been considered therapeutic. With scenic beaches, Brighton’s historical pier, and the best fish & chips in the UK, students enjoy the easy going pace and community spirit of this beach town.

You Can Shop at North Laine & The Lanes

Our students love the quirky nature of Brighton’s legendary shopping boutiques. You can buy anything from magic supplies to armour, as well as more typical fare such as antique jewellery and local perfume. It is even home to Choccywoccydoodah; a magical chocolate shop whose reputation inspired a television show about producing cakes for celebrities.

You Can Experience A Range of Cultural Activities

Brighton has some of the best nightclubs on the beach. Its music venues attract top performers. After Edinburgh, it has the second largest festival of the arts in the world: Brighton Festival. There is a veteran car rally, Brighton’s historical pier, and a Nightly Ghost Walk of The Lanes to keep you occupied. There are comedy and dance clubs, breweries, restaurants, theatres and music venues. Brighton truly has something for everyone!

Brighton is a University and College City

With several universities, colleges and sixth forms, you will be in the company of many young and energetic people in Brighton. This location caters to students by offering plenty of places to eat and study or to spend time with new friends. There is never a shortage of language students with which to practice your English!

Brighton Has A Strong Community

Community is celebrated in Brighton in many ways. One of the unique (and free) community events is called Burning The Clocks, in which the entire city gathers to celebrate the shortest day of the year. Burning The Clocks is hosted by Same Sky; Brighton’s community arts charity. It includes a fantastic lantern parade of paper and willow lanterns, a huge bonfire on Brighton Beach and spectacular fireworks to celebrate the season.

Other impressive community activities include the Brighton & Hove Half Marathon, the Pioneer (motorcycle) Run, Paddle Round The Pier, and the Fiery Foods Festival.

Brighton is The Most Dog-friendly City in The UK

You will find that dogs are welcome almost everywhere, including trains, shops, hotels and restaurants. Brighton was even named the Most Dog-friendly City in the UK by K-9 magazine.

There are so many other reasons to study English in Brighton including a delicious variety of food, historic places like the Royal Pavilion and it is just a 45-60 minute train ride to Central London.

For more information on any of our English language courses, contact St Giles today.

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