Solicitors in Brighton
Our Brighton team have built a reputation for excellent service and the very best results, all tucked away in a picturesque Lanes location.
All our clients are important to us. Please let us know in advance if you have access or similar concerns and we will do all that we can to accommodate you. In some instances, this may mean visiting you at home or another suitable location.
How to find Our office
Coole Bevis LLP Office is located on Prince Albert St in Brighton, in The Lanes Historic Quarter. Coole Bevis Brighton office is a 2 minute walk from North Street in Brighton, or a 2 minute walk from The Lanes Car Park.
Facts about Brighton
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Information about Brighton
- Brighton is a seaside resort town in the England and the largest town in Brighton and Hove in East Sussex.
- It is a part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation.
- Brighton is located on the south coast of England, 75 kilometres south of London.
- The town is positioned between the English Channel to the south and the South Downs to the north.
- Brighton developed near the centre of the bay between the headlands of Beachy Head and Selsey Bill around a seasonal river (the Wellesbourne River) that empties into the English Channel.
- As at 2011, Brighton and Hove had a total resident population of over 280,000, and the much wider Brighton and Hove conurbation had a total resident population in excess of 474,000.
- Brighton is ranked as the 42nd most populated district in England.
Evidence suggests that Brighton as a settlement dates back to the Roman and Anglo-Saxon era and even the Bronze Age.
- The town has always been popular for the healing potentials of its seawater said to cure a variety of illnesses.
- The Royal Pavilion was constructed by King George IV who spent a lot of time in the area during the early part of his regency.
- The arrival of the railway in 1841 solidified the growth of Brighton as a major tourist town, welcoming daily visitors from London.
- Many of the attractions in Brighton today such as the Grand Hotel, Brighton Palace Pier and the West Pier were built during the Victorian era.
- The oldest building in Brighton is the 11th century St Nicholas Church, also known as ‘The Mother Church’.
- In 1997, Brighton joined with the town of Hove to form the unitary authority currently known as Brighton and Hove.
- The Brighton and Hove region was granted city status in the year 2000.
- Brighton has two constituency representatives in the UK Parliament: Brighton
- Pavilion and Brighton Kemptown. In the European elections, Brighton votes as part of the European Parliament of South East England.
- As at 2018, out of the 21 wards in Brighton and Hove, 12 are in Brighton: Regency, St Peter’s & North Laine, Withdean, Preston Park, Patcham, Hollingdean & Stanmer and Hanover & Elm Grove make up the Brighton Pavilion constituency while East Brighton, Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Queen’s Park, Woodingdean and Rottingdean Coastal are make up the Brighton Kemptown constituency.
- Brighton is the most popular seaside holiday destination in the UK for foreign tourists and attracts more than 8.5 million visitors every year.
- The Brighton Sea Life Centre is the oldest aquarium in the world. It was opened in 1872 and currently houses more than 3500 amazing marine creatures.
- Over 4,650,000 people visited Brighton Palace Pier in 2016, making it the most visited tourist attraction outside London.
- Duke of York cinema is a well-known landmark in the city. It is also the oldest functioning cinema in Britain.
- In 1974, popular Swedish band ABBA won the Eurovision music content with their song ‘Waterloo’. The event was held at the Brighton Dome concert hall and is said to be the event that launched the group to stardom.
- Brighton is the only town in the whole of Britain with a Grade I listed structure. This is Brighton’s West Pier.
- Brighton’s West Pier was opened in 1866 as a walkway for rich people but by the end of World War 1, it had become a pleasure pier where people go for concerts and rides.
- Although no longer in use and completely derelict, the West Pier remains one of the most iconic landmarks in the city.
- There is at least one tunnel beneath the city of Brighton. The tunnel starts connects the Royal Pavilion with the present day museum and Dome.
- It is said that this tunnel was dug so that the Prince Regent could move about Brighton without people knowing his destination or seeing how large he had become.
- The Brighton Marina which covers 127 acres is the largest man-made marina in the UK.
- Brighton also has 8.7 kilometres long expanse of shingle beach, which is part of an unbroken 13 kilometres section within the city.
- All the beaches in Brighton are owned by the council and are divided into sections by groynes.
- Even though Brighton and Hove is popular for its beaches and bustling city, over 40% of the area is declared as a National Park.
- Sometimes referred to as London by the sea, Brighton is one of the most liberal cities in the UK.
- A 2014 estimate showed that between 11 to 15 percent of the city’s population from 16 years old and above identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual. The city also has the highest population of same-sex households in the UK.
- In 2016, The Guardian voted Brighton as number 4 on its list of 10 happiest cities in the UK.