Living in Brighton

Living in Brighton

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Welcome to Brighton

This fashionable city by the sea is known for its iconic pebble beaches and famously creative community. It also enjoys a superb location just an hour from London and close to the stunning scenery of the South Downs National Park.

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Kaplan Living Brighton

Close to the beach and surrounded by shops and cafes, this modern student residence is within easy reach of everything you need.

Rooms starting from £249 per week

Room types
Ensuite rooms and studio flats

Available to:
All students aged 16 and over (dedicated flats for under-18s)

Living in Brighton

Arts and Culture

Brighton has a world-class cultural scene, with events focused on art, comedy, dance, photography, history and more held throughout the year. The city also hosts the annual Brighton Festival, the largest arts festival in England.


Being by the seaside, Brighton is a great destination for seafood, including traditional British fish and chips. It’s also great for vegetarian and vegan food, as well as cuisine from all over the world.


You’ll find quirky independent shops, vintage stores and antiques in The Lanes, which is very close to Kaplan Living. Alternatively, visit the Churchill Square Shopping Centre for all the high street chains.

Exploring nature

Take a walk in one of Brighton’s many beautiful parks and public spaces, including the Royal Pavilion Gardens, a green oasis in the heart of the city. Brighton is also located right on the beach, so you can enjoy walks along the coast too.


Brighton has more pubs per square mile than London, and many of them host live music from up-and-coming acts too. You can also catch some of the world’s biggest musical artists at venues like the Brighton Centre or Brighton Dome, just a short walk from the residence.


The city is home to the Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, known as ‘the Seagulls’ — you can watch them play at the AMEX Stadium. It’s also a great place to get involved in water sports like paddle-boarding, surfing or swimming in the sea.

What’s nearby

Brighton is just an hour by train from London, the UK’s capital city. You’ll also be close to a wide expanse beautiful countryside at the South Downs National Park where you can go hiking, cycle, or just enjoy the stunning scenery.

Your questions answered

There are many ways you can access wellbeing support at our residences. You can call the free Student Assistance Programme advice line, or, if you’d prefer to speak to someone in person, there will always be a friendly face on the residence reception team for you to talk to. Finally, we also offer a premium support service, Kaplan Living Special Support in many of our residences. You can learn more on our student support page.

Yes. Simply give us the names of your friends when you book and we’ll allocate your rooms together if we can. You will need to all book the same room type and contract length. Read more here.

Yes! All residents have access to comfortable social lounges where you can relax with your new friends. We also run social events and activities all year round — you can find out more on our student life page.

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