View of Brighton Pier's fair and rides
Destinations March 6, 2023 by St Giles

6 Reasons to Study English in Brighton

Brighton is a young cosmopolitan city on the South coast of England known as one of the UK’s creative hubs, offering students from all backgrounds endless opportunities and experiences beyond education.

Brighton is known as a fun city to live in because of its beach, nightlife, parades, and great range of things to do and see. It is a fantastic place to study for students based in the UK and those from other parts of the world looking to experience and fully immerse themselves in British culture.

Here are six reasons why you should consider studying English in Brighton.

1. The famous Brighton Beach.

View of Brighton Pier's fair and rides

Brighton is home to one of the UK’s most famous and popular beaches, offering fun-filled activities for locals and visitors.

You can admire artworks and museums, watch the street performers or have some delicious food or drinks at pubs, cafes, tearooms, and restaurants all along the seafront!

A walk down the iconic Brighton Pier will greet you with a variety of fresh seafood, exciting arcade games, and funfairs. What’s not to love?

2. Experience one of the UK’s most diverse cities

Brighton is known for being one of the most diverse cities in the UK; the locals consist of a great mix of spoken languages, cultures, beliefs, and ethnicities. In 2022, Brighton was named the most diverse city in the UK, beating top cities such as London!

It won’t take long for you to feel at home and find others with shared experiences. Enjoy a scenic walk and admire the beautiful Royal Pavilion designed in the Indo-Saracenic style with elements of Indian architecture.

The influence of other cultures can be seen further as you walk through the city centre with many stores and restaurants selling goods for all.

3. Enjoy the variety of food

Fish and chips at Brighton beach

Brighton is not only famous for its diversity but also for its focus on sustainable and ethical food. These aspects are showcased within Brighton’s many restaurants – which offer delicious food catering to all dietary needs and cravings.

From vegetarian to vegan and from across the globe, you may soon find your new favourite dish!

You may find you can have traditional food from your home country or discover a cuisine you’ve never had!

4. Lots of things to do

Enjoy the city’s seafront on foot, by bike, bus, or even a boat or paddleboard; the possibilities are endless!

You can uncover the whole city through the British Airways’ i360, the world’s highest-moving observation tower, or go ice skating right next to the beautifully historic Royal Pavilion in wintertime.

Even walking through the North Laines and the surrounding areas of Churchill square can take you on an adventure. You will be immersed in the bustling streets of independent restaurants, pubs, galleries, and stores.

5. Enjoy its natural surroundings

Natural surroundings of Brighton Park in the sunlight

Despite Brighton being a city, it still has abundant beautiful open spaces embodying its love for nature.

Take a short bus ride to Ditchling Beacon or the Wild Park Local Nature. Reserve and explore the beautiful views and the open spaces. We highly recommend a picnic at Brighton’s Preston Park, especially during summer.

There are many more local nature areas that are all accessible by public transport or simply on foot!

6. Socialising

Brighton is one of the most lively and social places you can live in. There are several shops, restaurants, bars, and museums to explore and meet new friends (a perfect way of practising English in a real-life setting!).

As you explore the city and enjoy the delicious range of food, go sightseeing, and hang around the biggest attraction such as the Brighton pier, you can easily make friends and have a great time!

Learning English at St Giles in Brighton

St Giles School in Brighton

St Giles International Brighton welcomes students of all ages and levels from all around the world looking to learn English and experience British culture and traditions.

Our schools are conveniently placed in the centre of the city. They are just a minutes’ walk from the most significant attractions, such as the Royal Pavilion and the beach, allowing all students to take advantage of everything Brighton has to offer!

Our courses are available for all levels- beginners to advanced. Specialised programs are tailored for families with kids aged 5-15, young adults, over 30s, those preparing for university studies, and more

A dedicated platinum course is also available for professionals looking to enhance their language ability and skills.

Ready to explore Brighton while you improve your English language skills? Book your English language courses at St Giles Brighton today!