We look forward to welcoming you to the city of Brighton & Hove for the 22nd Utopian Studies Society Conference in July. The Conference will be taking place right in the heart of the city at our City Campus, only a few minutes walk from the seafront and across the road for the famous Royal Pavilion.

For more information on Brighton and the wonderful shopping, restaurants and places to visit please check out the Visitbrighton Website

Getting to Brighton and the City Campus

Brighton is a very accessible via public transport and by car. By train London is an hour away and Gatwick Airport is less than 30 minutes. You can find more information and Plan your Visit on the Visit Brighton Travel Information page

The conference is taking place at Grand Parade in our City Campus: University of Brighton, City Campus, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY


By train: From Brighton railway station: the entrance to Trafalgar Street is on the right-hand side of the station as you leave and it runs under the station entrance area and down the hill. Follow it to the bottom of the hill and then turn right onto Grand Parade. Cross to the other side of Grand Parade and keep walking towards the sea. The university’s Grand Parade building is on the left, opposite Victoria Gardens before you get to the Royal Pavilion.

By car: From the A23 or A27: Follow signs for the city centre and seafront. As you enter the city, a one-way system will lead you towards the sea via Grand Parade. The university’s Grand Parade building is on the left, almost opposite the Royal Pavilion. Due to the site’s central location, car parking is extremely limited. There are a number of signposted NCP car parks located nearby.

By bus and coach: Brighton Coach Station is a couple of minutes walk from Pool Valley to Grand Parade. Regarding local buses in Brighton, City campus it at the heart of the city and the Brighton and Hove bus network, making it easy to reach the site from any area of the city. Visit the Brighton and Hove Company website for timetables and more on special ticket deals for students.