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Brighton offers gold alternative for Olympics visitors

Brighton offers gold alternative for Olympics visitors

If the sky high prices or lack of Olympic accommodation in London has turned you off applying for tickets in the final ballot this month – never fear, Brighton is here (or just around the corner!). 

With transport experts advising London travellers to add 90 minutes to all journeys during the games, Brighton provides an accessible alternative for Olympic accommodation, without the sky high prices and crowds.
The city-by-the-sea is less than an hour on the direct train line from London Bridge and London Victoria, or 1 hour 16 minutes from London St Pancras.

Hotels in the capital have long been snapped up and any remaining accommodation has more than doubled in price.
Luckily, for those still wanting to cheer on Team GB, a number of Brighton hotels are still available at reasonable prices.

Race into Umi Hotel*, boasting one of Brighton’s most enviable seaside positions, for your Olympic getaway. A minute from the centre of Brighton, the hotel is perfectly located to commute into London and to explore the famous Brighton Pier and the bustling Lanes in between your Olympic events.

In the heart of the cultural quarter of North Laine, contemporary myhotel Brighton* provides calming and comfortable rooms leaving you relaxed, rested and ready to ‘go for gold’ the next day.


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In between your Olympic events be sure to soak in some local Brighton culture with visits to Brighton Pier or the Royal Pavilion, a stroll through the bohemian North Laine, or enjoy cocktails at the stylish Merkaba.
For an easy commute and reasonable accommodation visit Brighton, offering a relaxing, cultural break between your Olympic events.

Rail services in the UK are operated by a number of private train operators. The key operators to Brighton are Southern and First Capital Connect. Trains arrive into Brighton mainline Station on Queens Road. Regular rail connections also serve Hove and take just a few minutes from Brighton.

*Accommodation available as of 10 April 2012.