Getting Around and Close By

Caroline
Getting Around and Close By

Getting Around

Parking in Brighton is both difficult and expensive. We would strongly recommend leaving your car on the drive and using these alternatives.
Portslade Station is a 5 minute walk from the studio. Train Services will take you to Brighton - 10 mins, Gatwick Airport - 35 mins, London - 50 mins. They are mainly Southern Railway services. Download the National Rail App or head to their web site for live departure times. https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ Bus Services from the station serve routes: 7, 16, 25, 46, 49 and 95. Live departures from this stop: https://www.buses.co.uk/stops/149000006450
Portslade Train Station - Southern Railway
Portslade Station is a 5 minute walk from the studio. Train Services will take you to Brighton - 10 mins, Gatwick Airport - 35 mins, London - 50 mins. They are mainly Southern Railway services. Download the National Rail App or head to their web site for live departure times. https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ Bus Services from the station serve routes: 7, 16, 25, 46, 49 and 95. Live departures from this stop: https://www.buses.co.uk/stops/149000006450
Bus stop opposite the house. Services 1, 1A, 6, 60 will all take you into Brighton within 20-30 minutes. There is a Brighton & Hove Buses App: https://www.buses.co.uk/app Which will allow you to buy cheaper, mobile tickets and get live departures from the stops across the city. Live departures for this stop: https://www.buses.co.uk/stops/149000006532
Boundary Road (Stop K)
Bus stop opposite the house. Services 1, 1A, 6, 60 will all take you into Brighton within 20-30 minutes. There is a Brighton & Hove Buses App: https://www.buses.co.uk/app Which will allow you to buy cheaper, mobile tickets and get live departures from the stops across the city. Live departures for this stop: https://www.buses.co.uk/stops/149000006532
One of the main licensed taxi operators in the city. Catching a taxi from Brighton Centre to the studio will probably cost you about £15 on a normal rate but more late at night or on a Sunday.
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Streamline Taxis
5 Clifton Hill
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One of the main licensed taxi operators in the city. Catching a taxi from Brighton Centre to the studio will probably cost you about £15 on a normal rate but more late at night or on a Sunday.
Local bus service running off solar power - if you want to minimise your footprint travelling into the city. Services can be picked up at Portslade Station Bus Stop. Route information is here: https://thebiglemon.com/buses/ The also offer walks in the country, where you will be driven on the bus to a beautiful location, walk for 3-4 hours and then driven back to Brighton. Check out their web site: https://thebiglemon.com/walks/
The Big Lemon
Local bus service running off solar power - if you want to minimise your footprint travelling into the city. Services can be picked up at Portslade Station Bus Stop. Route information is here: https://thebiglemon.com/buses/ The also offer walks in the country, where you will be driven on the bus to a beautiful location, walk for 3-4 hours and then driven back to Brighton. Check out their web site: https://thebiglemon.com/walks/
Brighton Bike Share is across the road from the studio, by the Old Bank on the Boundary Road crossroads and available to visitors. If you then cycle down to Hove Lagoon, there is a cycle path all the way to Brighton Pier in one direction or Shoreham to the west. A lovely, relaxing way to see the city, you can drop your bike off in the city at one of the points and then pick up another one for your journey home. https://btnbikeshare.com/
Btn Bike Share Hub
70 New Church Road
Brighton Bike Share is across the road from the studio, by the Old Bank on the Boundary Road crossroads and available to visitors. If you then cycle down to Hove Lagoon, there is a cycle path all the way to Brighton Pier in one direction or Shoreham to the west. A lovely, relaxing way to see the city, you can drop your bike off in the city at one of the points and then pick up another one for your journey home. https://btnbikeshare.com/

Eat and Drink Close By

Micro-pub, cosy and a variety of craft beers on offer. It's a 2 minute walk from the studio.
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The Foghorn
55 Boundary Road
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Micro-pub, cosy and a variety of craft beers on offer. It's a 2 minute walk from the studio.
Big airy pub with a large outdoor garden and heated booths. It's a 10 minute walk from the studio.
The Garden Bar
324 Portland Road
Big airy pub with a large outdoor garden and heated booths. It's a 10 minute walk from the studio.
A popular and lively pub, good for a roast if you can get a table, book in advance. Regular quizzes and mid-week meal deals make it popular with locals. It's a 5 minute walk from the house.
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The Railway Inn
2 Boundary Rd
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A popular and lively pub, good for a roast if you can get a table, book in advance. Regular quizzes and mid-week meal deals make it popular with locals. It's a 5 minute walk from the house.
For a sunny day, lovely for an outdoor lunch or dinner overlooking the port and sea. You can take the train to Southwick, which takes 4 minutes, or walk there in about 30 mins.
The New Port Arms
For a sunny day, lovely for an outdoor lunch or dinner overlooking the port and sea. You can take the train to Southwick, which takes 4 minutes, or walk there in about 30 mins.
A new, controversial, fancy bar on the seafront. Rooftop terrace. Would advise booking in advance. It's a lovely 20-30 minute walk along the seafront to get there, not for those on a budget but good for a special occasion.
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Rockwater Hove
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A new, controversial, fancy bar on the seafront. Rooftop terrace. Would advise booking in advance. It's a lovely 20-30 minute walk along the seafront to get there, not for those on a budget but good for a special occasion.
Serving breakfast, coffee and owned by Fat Boy Slim. There is also a skate park, paddling pool and children's play park. It's a 10 minute walk from the studio.
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Big Beach Cafe
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Serving breakfast, coffee and owned by Fat Boy Slim. There is also a skate park, paddling pool and children's play park. It's a 10 minute walk from the studio.
Japanese food. 5 minute walk.
和Cafe an-an
27 Boundary Rd
Japanese food. 5 minute walk.
A nice walk/cycle along the beach/industrial port complex. There is parking for cars. a good 45 minute walk around the port, 15 mins on the bike. Beware the lorries delivering to the port! Breakfast and lunch available and a nice quiet part of the beach, once you get there. A popular spot for kite, wind, board surfers and paddle boarders.
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Carats Cafe Bar
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A nice walk/cycle along the beach/industrial port complex. There is parking for cars. a good 45 minute walk around the port, 15 mins on the bike. Beware the lorries delivering to the port! Breakfast and lunch available and a nice quiet part of the beach, once you get there. A popular spot for kite, wind, board surfers and paddle boarders.
Sit down or takeaway coffee. A 2 minute walk from the studio.
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The Plant Room
53 Station Rd
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Sit down or takeaway coffee. A 2 minute walk from the studio.
Best gelato in Hove, worth the walk or bike ride. About a 35 minute walk. To the left of this ice cream parlour is the newly refurbished home of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18783077.pink-floyd-guitarist-david-gilmours-house-unveiled-hove/
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Marrocco's
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Best gelato in Hove, worth the walk or bike ride. About a 35 minute walk. To the left of this ice cream parlour is the newly refurbished home of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18783077.pink-floyd-guitarist-david-gilmours-house-unveiled-hove/

Takeaways Close By

A selection of indedpendent local takeaways that we have enjoyed. Chains such as PapJohns, KFC and others are available too.
Great local takeaway for pan-asian food. The owner used to be Head Chef at Wagamama. It's takeaway only and a 5 minute walk to Boundary Road to collect.
Madame Eat Cafe & Noodles Bar
27 Boundary Road
Great local takeaway for pan-asian food. The owner used to be Head Chef at Wagamama. It's takeaway only and a 5 minute walk to Boundary Road to collect.
Really good pizza and deliver locally.
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Pizzaface Hove
1 Coleridge St
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Really good pizza and deliver locally.
Italian street food. Delivers locally but is a restaurant too. It's about a 15-20 minute walk to the restaurant.
Rustico
244 Portland Road
Italian street food. Delivers locally but is a restaurant too. It's about a 15-20 minute walk to the restaurant.

Shops Close By

Nearest supermarket and cashpoint. Store open Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. 3 minute walk up Boundary Road
Tesco Metro
19-20 Boundary Rd
Nearest supermarket and cashpoint. Store open Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. 3 minute walk up Boundary Road
Nearest Post Office. 3 minute walk.
Portslade Post Office
37-38 Station Road
Nearest Post Office. 3 minute walk.
Boundary Road has a mix of high street chains like Boots, Tesco, Vision express, etc, as well as an eclectic mix of smaller retailers, independent coffee shops and charity shops. You can buy Turkish vegan baklava and visit the Brazilian food market while you get your dog groomed at Waggie Tails. Explore on Google Maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Boundary+Rd,+Hove/@50.8333056,-0.2084254,17.03z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48759a97d27425c7:0x6844cd371ae5543e!8m2!3d50.8328113!4d-0.2074634
Boundary Road
414 Boundary Road
Boundary Road has a mix of high street chains like Boots, Tesco, Vision express, etc, as well as an eclectic mix of smaller retailers, independent coffee shops and charity shops. You can buy Turkish vegan baklava and visit the Brazilian food market while you get your dog groomed at Waggie Tails. Explore on Google Maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Boundary+Rd,+Hove/@50.8333056,-0.2084254,17.03z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48759a97d27425c7:0x6844cd371ae5543e!8m2!3d50.8328113!4d-0.2074634
Need some last minute beachwear? A paddleboard or wetsuit? https://www.boardridersguide.com/ 5 minute walk from the studio.
Board Riders
368 Kingsway
Need some last minute beachwear? A paddleboard or wetsuit? https://www.boardridersguide.com/ 5 minute walk from the studio.

Medical

If you do feel unwell, you can always call NHS on 111 for advice. Should you need an in person doctors appointment, a nearby surgery is Wish Park Surgery.
Wish Park Surgery
191 Portland Road
If you do feel unwell, you can always call NHS on 111 for advice. Should you need an in person doctors appointment, a nearby surgery is Wish Park Surgery.
Nearest pharmacy. 3 minute walk up Boundary Road
Boots
67-68 Boundary Road
Nearest pharmacy. 3 minute walk up Boundary Road
7 day a week, walk in GP and Nurse Surgery. Located by Brighton Train Station. https://www.practiceplusbrightonstation.nhs.uk/
Practice Plus Brighton Station Health Centre
84-87 Queens Rd
7 day a week, walk in GP and Nurse Surgery. Located by Brighton Train Station. https://www.practiceplusbrightonstation.nhs.uk/
The main hospital in Brighton with A&E Department
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Royal Sussex County Hospital
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The main hospital in Brighton with A&E Department

Activities and Sights Close By

Close by sights, attractions and things to do.
A 10 minute walk from the studio, this is the main beachfront, with beach huts and will take you all the way into Brighton.
Western Esplanade
A 10 minute walk from the studio, this is the main beachfront, with beach huts and will take you all the way into Brighton.
A 10 minute walk from the studio, learn to wake board, paddle board, sail or wind surf.
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Hove Lagoon Watersports
330 Kingsway
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A 10 minute walk from the studio, learn to wake board, paddle board, sail or wind surf.
Book on some amazing free diving or scuba trips. 7 minute walk from the studio.
Oyster Diving Head Office
Book on some amazing free diving or scuba trips. 7 minute walk from the studio.
Sussex Marine Water Sports - Seadoo (Main Dealer) PWC Jet Ski Sales
Hire a jet ski
Hire a bike and take the cycle path all the way to Shoreham By Sea, or a short car journey.
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Shoreham Beach
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Hire a bike and take the cycle path all the way to Shoreham By Sea, or a short car journey.
Got a paddle board or want a place to park up your van/car and surf? Head down to Carats Cafe, there is a paid for car park and you can park up and access the beach.
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Carats Cafe Bar
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Got a paddle board or want a place to park up your van/car and surf? Head down to Carats Cafe, there is a paid for car park and you can park up and access the beach.
Feel like a climb?
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Boulder Brighton
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Feel like a climb?
For those that enjoy sea fishing, the angler's club and site is a 10 minute walk from the studio. And a shop to buy bait is on the walk there: https://www.lagoonbaithove.co.uk/
Hove Deep Sea Anglers Club
For those that enjoy sea fishing, the angler's club and site is a 10 minute walk from the studio. And a shop to buy bait is on the walk there: https://www.lagoonbaithove.co.uk/
Observatory and starting point to a good walk up Devil's Dyke.
Foredown Tower
Observatory and starting point to a good walk up Devil's Dyke.
Stunning views across the down and sea. From Foredown Tower it's a good 1.5-2 hours walk up to the top. There is a pub at the top too for a break. And a bus leaves and returns to Brighton Station, if you don't have the stamina but want the views: https://www.buses.co.uk/devils-dyke
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Devil's Dyke - National Trust
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Stunning views across the down and sea. From Foredown Tower it's a good 1.5-2 hours walk up to the top. There is a pub at the top too for a break. And a bus leaves and returns to Brighton Station, if you don't have the stamina but want the views: https://www.buses.co.uk/devils-dyke
Access to the South Downs Way which stretches right across Sussex. For more information see: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/south-downs-way/circular-linear-walks/ https://southdownsway.org/activities/walking/ https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/get-active/on-foot/walking-trails/ https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SDWay-by-bus-and-train-guide-revised-March-2019-WEB.pdf
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South Downs Way
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Access to the South Downs Way which stretches right across Sussex. For more information see: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/south-downs-way/circular-linear-walks/ https://southdownsway.org/activities/walking/ https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/get-active/on-foot/walking-trails/ https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SDWay-by-bus-and-train-guide-revised-March-2019-WEB.pdf

Close By For Children

Parks, play areas, skate parks and other fun things close by for children. There is a lot more in Brighton itself, so check out the other guide for those.
Nice park for a run around with the children. A paddling pool too, next to the cafe, a skatepark, hire a pedalo. A nice place to while away a few sunny hours with a little one.
Hove Lagoon Playground
275 Kingsway
Nice park for a run around with the children. A paddling pool too, next to the cafe, a skatepark, hire a pedalo. A nice place to while away a few sunny hours with a little one.
Bring your skateboard.
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Hove Lagoon Skatepark
273 Kingsway
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Bring your skateboard.
A small grassy park, good for a kick around with a football and a nice circular route for bikes. Play area with a zip wire. 5-10 minute walk from the studio.
Vale Park
A small grassy park, good for a kick around with a football and a nice circular route for bikes. Play area with a zip wire. 5-10 minute walk from the studio.
A good sized park, with plenty of room to run around in. Footbal posts, a play area and a cafe. About 10 minute walk from the studio.
Wish Park Play Park
A good sized park, with plenty of room to run around in. Footbal posts, a play area and a cafe. About 10 minute walk from the studio.
Climbing the walls? Climb the walls :)
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Boulder Brighton
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Climbing the walls? Climb the walls :)