Churchill Square Shopping centre – general info
Brighton is truly a retail paradise for all shopping lovers. There are a lot of shops across the city, along seafront and in small hidden streets but one of the most visited place in Brighton is Churchill Square Shopping Centre. This shopping centre is located just 5 minutes from the beach and about 15 minutes from Brighton train station. You can find there about 90 different shops, cafés and restaurants. It is open 7 days a week.
- Monday 9am-6pm
- Tuesday 9am-6pm
- Wednesday 9am-6pm
- Thursday 9am-8pm
- Friday 9am-7pm
- Saturday 9am-7pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Bank holiday 10am-5pm
Churchill Square is full of a wide range of High Street names and boutiques, which offer the best fashion shopping. There is a parking available 24 hours a day for about 1600 cars.
- Up to 2 hours: £2.20
- 2 – 3 hours: £3.20
- 3 – 4 hours: £4.20
- 4 – 6 hours: £5.80
- 6 – 8 hours: £8.50
- 8 – 12 hours: £14.00
- 12 – 24 hours: £25.00
Every Wednesday, there is a Farmer´s market outside the shopping centre, which is full of stalls with a variety of lovely food. There is as well a lot of events and promotions at Churchill Square. You can spend in this shopping centre hours and hours. If you are a true shopping lover, this is the right place for you.
Here are some more things you can see within walking distance of the shopping centre:
: This gem is located just a few blocks from the shopping centre. It’s a must-see if you’re visiting Brighton.
North Laine: This area is known for its Bohemian vibe and independent shops selling everything from vintage clothing to handmade crafts.
St. Peter’s Church: This historic church is located near the North Laine and dates back to the 19th century. It has beautiful stained-glass windows and an impressive clock tower.
Brighton Dome: Located next to the Royal Pavilion, this venue hosts concerts, theatre performances, and other cultural events throughout the year.
The Open Market: A bustling indoor market featuring stalls selling fresh produce, jewellery, books, music and much more.
Events in Brighton all year round
Do you have nothing to do, come and visit Brighton. All year round there are many community and family friendly things to do. There is a huge selection of festivals, shows, sport events, funfairs and many many more.
There is many free events and one of the most amazing ones are taking place in Madeira Drive, starting in February with first major event – Brighton and Hove half marathon. This race covers 13,1 miles across the city and is very popular for runners. In March you can come and visit Pioneer motorcycle run – starting in London and finishing in Brighton. April is quite full of events for example Brighton Marathon – 26 miles which enjoy 25 000 runners, Jaguar run – another run from London to Brighton, Children´s parade – which is as well opening event for Brighton festival, Historic commercial vehicle rally – this is one of the greatest displays in the whole world and MG regency run. In May there is Mini rally – huge range of minnis making their route from London to Brighton. There is another run organized in June and it is Classic car run. Probably the biggest event is Brighton and Hove Pride, colourful procession through the city starting in Madeira Drive, ending as a big party in Preston park. September is known for National speed trials – oldest motor racing event , Ace cafe reunion – celebration of 40 000 motorbikes lovers and Landover run – huge display of all sorts of different Landrovers. October belongs to Brighton breeze – display of all sorts of VW cars and Brightona – motorcycle event with about 5000 motorbike owners. In November is Veteran car run and 10K road race – 10 km run along the seafront. In December there is one of the last events and it is Burning the clocks event – children´s lantern parade across the city ending with fireworks in seafront and Madeira Drive.
As you can see there is something for everyone. These events are really interesting and amazing to see.
Using buses in Brighton
Traveling around Brighton and surrounding areas is very easy. Depending on where you want to go, you can use either Brighton and Hove buses, Countryliner, Stagecoach, Metrobus or The Big Lemon buses.
Most of the routes are covered by local Brighton and Hove buses. Almost every bus stop has a live timetables and if there is no disruption, buses are on time. You can buy tickets on the bus from the driver, in 1 Stop Travel (16 Old Steine), at post office, in local corner shops or online. They offer wide range of tickets, from single to 12 months bus pass. In local shops and online orders are about 10% cheaper than buying tickets on the bus from the driver.
Surroundings areas are covered with Countryliner, Stagecoach and Metrobus. Countyliner no. 40 is going to Haywards Heath and Cuckfield. Stagecoach no. 700 is going along sea to Worthing, Arundel or Portsmouth and Metrobus no. 273 can take you to Hurstpierpoint, Bolney and Crawley. Price of the ticket depend on your destination.
Drivers are happy to help and advise if you have any problems finding the right bus.