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Churchill Square Shopping Centre

0.5km

The Lanes

0.8km

Theatre Royal Brighton

0.9km

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

1.0km

Brighton Beach

1.3km

Churchill Square Shopping Centre

0.5km

The Lanes

0.8km

Theatre Royal Brighton

0.9km

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

1.0km

Brighton Beach

1.3km

About student living in Brighton City Centre

Connectivity

There are great public transport links in Brighton city centre, with the station just a short walk away and many bus routes running through the area. It’s a popular student location as student accommodation in Brighton city centre is just a twenty-minute walk from the University of Brighton and a thirty-minute train from the University of Sussex.

Outdoors

Walk through the picturesque streets and eclectic lanes of Brighton city centre and you’ll soon reach the beautiful beachfront. With the beach practically on the doorstep of student houses in Brighton city centre, you’ll have a perfect place to hang out with friends in the summer. You can also soak in the buzzy atmosphere and explore the many attractions on Brighton Palace Pier.

Food and Drink

Brighton city centre is packed with delicious options for food and drink. Grab a hand-crafted, sourdough pizza at Nanninella Pizzeria Napoletana or try vegan versions of chip shop classics at No Catch. The Flour Pot is the place to go for a quick lunch with beautiful views of the sea, or try Easy Tiger @ The Hampton for craft beers and Indian street food. For a traditional pub, head to The Lion & Lobster to explore their three bars, restaurant, and two gardens. There’s something for everyone close to student accommodation in Brighton city centre.

Entertainment

With so much to get stuck into, you’ll never be bored living in student housing in Brighton city centre. For some culture, explore the exhibitions at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, or watch a performance at Theatre Royal Brighton. Fans of live music will never be short of options living in student houses in Brighton city centre, with The Brighton Centre, Komedia, and The Hope & Ruin all in close proximity.

Shopping

Brighton city centre is a great place to go for a shopping spree. Explore the department stores and fashion shops at Churchill Square Shopping Centre, or browse the eclectic, independent shops in The Lanes. No too shops are the same in the Lanes; you can hunt for bargains, find the perfect gifts, or uncover hidden treasures.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Brighton city centre has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Brighton city centre student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Brighton city centre and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Brighton City Centre

Is Brighton city centre a student area?

Brighton city centre is a popular student area, located close to the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. As a result, student houses in Brighton city centre are in high demand every year.

Is Brighton city centre a good place to live?

Brighton city centre is a great place to live, with brilliant views of the sea, convenient transport links, and plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars.

Does the University of Brighton provide accommodation?

The University of Brighton has seven halls of residence, located close to the campus. Generally, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student housing in Brighton city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Is Brighton city centre safe?

Brighton city centre is generally considered to be a safe area, with a fairly low crime rate. You should feel secure living in student accommodation in Brighton city centre.

Is Brighton city centre affordable for students?

Student houses in Brighton city centre are relatively expensive, so you might need to budget carefully while living in this area.

How big is Brighton city centre?

Although Brighton is quite a big city, the city centre is small enough to walk around comfortably on foot.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Brighton city centre are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Brighton city centre can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Brighton city centre are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Brighton.

Latest student property news in Brighton

The University of Sussex agrees £123m of funding from Abrdn for new PBSA site
The University of Sussex agrees £123m of funding from Abrdn for new PBSA site
A 1,900 unit new campus accommodation scheme at The University of Sussex has secured £123m of funding from investment firm Abrdn.
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