Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is an independent city- county ( Unitary Authority) on the south coast. It was created by connecting the boroughs of Brighton and Hove in 1997. Since 2000 Brighton and Hove has the status of a City.

The administrative center of the unitary authority located in Hove. Brighton and Hove comprises not only the eponymous places also Portslade and Rottingdean.


In Brighton and Hove 24 Buildings or complexes are registered under Grade I as a historic structure. These are buildings with special architectural or historic importance.

Brighton and Hove location, the western developed as a fishing village on the English Channel. Brighton had the time of writing of the Domesday Books in 1086 around 400 inhabitants. Hove, with his long history of agriculture in the fertile country behind the coast was also known for smuggling. Both cities were in the middle of the 18th century in decline, the attention of high society and the royal family was drawn to Brighton as by the local doctor Richard Russell. Soon came the Royal Pavilion. The local architect Charles Busby, Amon Wilds Amon Henry Wilds and his son were responsible for several innovative, practical and elegant buildings of this period. Kemp Town was mainly the work of Barry and the older Wilds and is composed of seven sections. These are also classified as monuments such as the four sections of Brunswick.

In Brighton and Hove originated in the 19th century, many church buildings, four of which are also on the monument list in the highest level, as well as Brighton's West Pier, after a series of severe storms and fires, however, is but a ruin.

The parish church Ovingdeans from the 12th century and originating from the early 18th century manor house in Stanmer Park are the oldest buildings that are classified as Grade I in Brighton and Hove. The main building of the University of Sussex, which was designed after the Second World War by Basil Spence, is since 1993 a Grade I listed building and the youngest building on this list.


Railway lines to see Brighton Brighton (Transport)

Even before the merger of the city of Brighton & Hove, the two transport companies, private and municipal Hove Brighton were merged into the privately organized Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company. It has over 250 buses and was founded in the 1980s. Since 1993 she is part of the Go- Ahead Group, which owns buses and trains across the UK. Since privatization, the taxes are significantly higher.

Railway stations in the area of Brighton & Hove

  • Aldrington, formerly Devils Dyke Junction ( West coast)
  • Brighton
  • Hove, formerly Cliftonville, ( and Hove ) West Brighton (West coast)
  • London Road ( Brighton ) ( eastern seaboard )
  • Moulsecoomb ( built in 1980; eastern seaboard )
  • Portslade (temporarily Portslade & West Hove ) (West coast)
  • Preston Park (Line to London )

Aldrington is a stop, the other stations are at least temporarily served. Portslade and Brighton are well connected to the local bus network, the somewhat remote station Hove is approached only by individual lines. At other stations, interchanges exist because connected with non -signposted route marches of up to five minutes. In Brighton and Hove taxis are available.


To the east of Brighton villages Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Rottingdean are (all districts of Brighton & Hove ) and Saltdean. The nearest town to the east is Eastbourne. To the west of Brighton & Hove are Portslade ( part of town), Shoreham- by-Sea and Steyning. The nearest towns are Worthing and Littlehampton.

Local celebrities

  • Aubrey Beardsley, poet, illustrator, graphic artist, cartoonist and illustrator
  • John Bowis, MEP for the Conservative Party for London
  • Dave Clarke, internationally known music producer and techno DJ
  • Electrelane, Rock Band
  • Eric Gill, sculptor, graphic artist and typographer
  • Nigel Kennedy, violinist
  • The Levellers, Rock Band
  • Florence Marryat, writer
  • Katie Price, model and Boxenluder
  • Norman Cook ( Fatboy Slim), techno DJ and pioneer of electronic music
  • John Watts (Fischer -Z), singer and songwriter
  • The Kooks, rock band ( album " Inside in / Inside out " with the song " Seaside " to their home town of Brighton )