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How to find us

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have had to make some changes to your visit. To see the measures we have put in place to protect you and our staff please see our Covid-19 information sheet (click here).

Location 

Our address: 76-81 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN

The Kings Road arches provide a great location for the Visitor Centre, situated to the East of the i360, it is a popular destination for local residents and holidaymakers alike.

Easy to get to and completely accessible for wheelchair users, the Visitor Centre is a short walk from Brighton City centre, Brighton Pier and other City landmarks, and is close to cycle routes, bus and train connections.

 

Public Transport:

By Train

Brighton Station (BN1 3XP) is the closest train station to the Visitor Centre and is a short 15-minute walk or brief taxi ride away.

Linked by high speed routes to London Victoria, St Pancras International, London Bridge and Clapham Junction, Brighton is just an hour away from the capital. Brighton Station is also well served by links along the South Coast, and London Gatwick Airport is only 30 minutes away.

 

By Bus

The closest bus stop to the visitor centre is the i360 stop for the number 77 (which you can board at Brighton Train Station, Churchill Square, and the Old Steine) and City Sightseeing Red tour (CSR) service.

Additionally, more than 15 bus routes can be used that disembark on Western Road (Waitrose stop), which is then less than 5 minutes’ walk down towards the sea. These stops also have accessible kerbs for wheelchair users.

 

By Taxi

The nearest taxi ranks are located at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, and Preston Street, both within a few hundred metres of the visitor centre. Approximately 60% of taxi’s operating within the City are wheelchair accessible and will be able to bring you to an accessible location for wheelchair users to reach the visitor centre.

 

By Bicycle

The visitor centre sits alongside the National Cycle Network – Route 2, which follows Brighton seafront along Kings Road (A259) and is part of the extensive network of cycle routes within the City.

There are bike share points, and bicycle racks along the seafront to secure your own bike to or to hire a bicycle from.

 

By Car

Brighton operates a park and ride scheme at Withdean Sports Centre (BN1 5JD), where parking is free of charge. In addition to the park and ride scheme, there are a number of local car parks, as well as some on-street parking. The nearest Car park is Regency Square Car Park (507 spaces).

* Please note that car parks can be busy during peak times such as during school holidays, we recommend that you visit us by public transport, where possible.

 

Accessibility

If driving to the visitor centre, an underpass from Regency Square car park allows easy wheelchair access. Wheelchair access from Kings Road can be gained by a ramp ~60 metres to the east of the visitor centre directly in front of ‘The Salt Rooms Restaurant at The Hilton Brighton Metropole on Kings Road.

Assistance dogs are permitted within the visitor centre. We cannot, unfortunately, allow any other dogs inside the visitor centre.

 

Any other needs

Please contact us to discuss any other needs. Tailored visits can be arranged, to suit your requirements.

 

Opening Times

The Visitor Centre will be open Tuesday – Sunday throughout the year and is closed on Mondays (apart from Bank Holidays). Advanced bookings must be made (see our booking page) which will give you exclusive access to the whole Visitor Centre for you and your family.

Opening times will vary seasonally:

Summer (May to September)

10am – 6pm

Winter (October to April)

10am – 4pm

The Visitor Centre will also be open to group visits and to offer educational workshop opportunities once Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

 

More Information

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