Brighton is located on the south coast of England and is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in the UK. London Gatwick Airport is 25 miles (40 km) to the north and regular trains run from the South Terminal to Brighton Station.
Brighton is a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants and entertainment facilities, which additionally serve a substantial business conference industry.
American Express has its headquarters in Brighton, employing around 3000 people making it the largest employer in the city. However, Brighton is most renowned for its high density of businesses involved in digital or "new media" including web design and development, photography, media sales, graphic design, games development, TV production, and advertising.
With its popular pebble beach, Brighton is known as “London-by-the-Sea” and has over 350 pubs and many nightclubs. There are also many live music venues including the large Brighton Centre and the Concorde II.
The Lanes is a retail, leisure and residential area partly characterised by a collection of narrow alleyways following the street pattern of the original fishing-based settlement. Here, the resident businesses are predominantly jewellers, antique shops, restaurants and pubs.
The Royal Pavilion is a former royal palace built as the home for the Prince Regent during the early 1800s and is notable for its Indian architecture and Oriental interior design.