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What Is Life Like In Lewes Road, Brighton?
Lewes Road is in the north of Brighton and is popular with commuters who work in London wanting to soak up Brighton’s relaxed lifestyle at the weekend. It is also packed with students who come for the city’s top-notch universities and affordable accommodation. Brighton makes a great home for anyone looking for the energy of a city with the relaxation of a seaside resort.
Lewes Road is in close proximity to several popular Brighton neighbourhoods: Hanover, Bevendean, Moulsecoomb, Coombe Road, Bear Road, Queens Park and Elm Grove. The most popular residential area is Hanover, a very aspirational neighbourhood with excellent schools. Bevendean is more popular with families, as houses there often have garden space and Brighton University is on its doorstep. Queen’s Park is also highly sought after, with open green spaces and handsome Edwardian detached houses.
These neighbourhoods are characterised by hilly, narrow streets, with Victorian cottages and terraced houses, as well as downhill walks to the seafront. Lewes Road is a bustling commercial area with many shops and University buildings.
History Of Lewes Road, Brighton
The Lewes Road itself is the longest continuously-named road in Brighton - 3.46 miles long from Waterloo Place to the Falmer boundary. It initially connected Brighton to Lewes, a town 7.5 miles to the north-east of Brighton. Lewes was the county town of East Sussex, and was one of the main markets in the area.
Days Out In Lewes Road, Brighton
Alongside the nearby cultural vibes of Brighton, Castle Hill National Nature Reserve is perfect for a day out. Part of the South Downs National Park, Castle Hill is an area of rich chalk grassland almost totally secluded from the city and its suburbs. The steep slopes offer glorious views and the area’s 47 hectares are filled with over 30 UK species of butterflies, as well as several rare species of orchids.
Things To Do In Lewes Road, Brighton
Queen’s Park is another popular attraction near Lewes Road. With a playground, café, dog area, duck pond, bowling green and tennis courts, this public park is a lovely place to spend an afternoon.
The Lewes Road area has plenty to do. It is an active commercial area, with stores ranging from Sainsbury’s for groceries to B&Q for homewares. The Level, a recreation and skate park with a café, has recently been redeveloped and is very popular. The brand new stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion Football Team is also nearby and doubles as an events venue when football is not being played.
Schools In Lewes Road, Brighton
Lewes Road and the neighbouring areas of Brighton offer excellent educational facilities.
Nurseries and Pre-schools include:
- Orchard Day Nursery
- St Martins Pre School
- St Nicholas Pre School
- Royal Spa Nursery School
Primary schools include:
- St Luke’s Primary School
- Balfour Primary School
- Bevendean Primary School
- Coombe Road Primary School
- Elm Grove Primary School
- Moulsecoomb Primary School
- Middle Street Primary School
Secondary schools include:
- Brighton and Hove High School
- Dorothy Stringer High School
- Longhill High School
- Patcham High School
- Roedean School
Transport In Lewes Road, Brighton
The Lewes Road area of Brighton is connected to nearby towns and major cities via a strong transport network.
London Road Station is the nearest station. Other train stations nearby include Brighton Railway Station, Hove Railway Station, and Moulsecoomb Railway Station. There are direct trains from Brighton Railway Station to London Victoria and London Bridge. The fast trains take less than an hour into London.
Bus And Coaches
The Lewes Road area is well served by a range of Brighton & Hove buses including the No. 74 and the No. 25. There are also direct coach services run by National Express that go from London to Brighton.
Shoreham Airport is Brighton’s local airport and is situated west of the city in nearby Shoreham-By-Sea. London Gatwick Airport is the nearest international airport, approximately 30km north of the city and a quick 30 minutes away by train.
Travelling to Brighton by car is easy as it is well served by the motorway. Driving to London from Brighton takes 90 minutes on the A23/M23 south.