BNA2023: Your Ultimate Guide to Scientifica-Recommended Fun Activities in Brighton

BNA2023: Your Ultimate Guide to Scientifica-Recommended Fun Activities in Brighton

Brighton, UK is a vibrant and bustling city with endless exciting things to do. Nestled just a stone's throw away from our headquarters in Uckfield, we wanted to share a few fun things you can do during your stay in this seaside gem for the BNA International Festival of Neuroscience. All our suggestions are conveniently located within easy reach of the Brighton Centre.

Chill out on the beach

No trip to Brighton is complete without a visit to the beach. With its stunning 6-mile stretch of Insta-worthy pebbles, Brighton Beach is the perfect spot to breathe in some fresh air, enjoy a seafront dinner (just watch out for the seagulls!), take a refreshing dip in the ocean, or even participate in one of our beach clean-up events.

Visit the Brighton Palace Pier

Just along from the Conference is the iconic Brighton Palace Pier. Take in the stunning sea views, stop by some of the delicious food stands, and perhaps even brave one of the fairground rides…

Brighton Pier
Brighton Palace Pier

Take a bike ride

With such an exciting and busy festival program, If you're short on time but still want to explore the city why not take a bike ride? With a variety of cycle paths and rental options available, exploring Brighton on two wheels is a fantastic option.

Check out the Royal Pavilion

This beautiful historical palace was built in the 1800s as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV. Along with its stunning interiors, the Royal Pavilion provides a great way to learn and discover more about Brighton’s history and architecture.

Royal Pavilion & Gardens
Royal Pavilion Gardens

Shop in the Lanes

If you're looking to immerse yourself in Brighton’s unique charm and character, then a stroll through the iconic Brighton Lanes should be on your to-do list. Here you can find a large selection of independent boutiques, art galleries, and plentiful places to enjoy a bite to eat.

Take a ride on the i360

You’ve seen Brighton from the ground, so why not view it from the sky? The Brighton i360 offers a breathtaking 360- degrees view of the city, from a height of 135m above ground. If you are attending the festival’s Gala Dinner, we look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Brighton i360
Brighton i360

Enjoy some live music

If you're a music lover, then you're in for a treat. Brighton is also known for its vibrant and varied music scene. So why not soak up the atmosphere and catch a live gig while you’re in town?

To be completely honest, our list of things to do in Brighton and its stunning surrounding areas (such as the Seven Sisters) could go on forever We truly hope that this guide has been helpful and you're able to tick off a few items during your time at the Festival. We'd love to hear about your experiences, so please tag us on social media with your photos or stop by our booth (number 29). We can't wait to hear all about it and see you soon.

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