Reasons to be Creative is held in the fantastic city of Brighton. Situated on Britain's south coast, Brighton has lots to offer: sea, (hopefully sun), great social hang-outs (pubs!), plenty of great places to stay and eat. It has a ton of history, and also is home to one of Britain's most thriving digital communities of coders and designers too.
Our venue is stunning! The Dome is actually three venues collectively known as the The Brighton Dome.
Situated on Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate, the venue hosts three dedicated theatres, comprising of: The Brighton Dome, The Corn Exchange and The Pavilion Theatre.
Alongside the 3 magnificent venues, The Dome also houses a fabulous galleried bar and mezzanine where we provide coffee and give you a chance to network and meet the sponsors and exhibitors.
You can find the The Brighton Dome here:
Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1EE.
Please Note: The speaker hotel is now fully booked.
The official speaker hotel is less than 100m from the conference venue, a perfect place to get some extra zzz's before enjoying the sessions! The myHotel has a very cool bar - great for networking, and it often becomes the place to hook up for a beer after the parties!
We are working hard to get a range of alternative accommodations as suggestions. Please sign up to our newsletter, or follow us on Twitter to ensure you hear any news we have first.
In the meantime, check out j.mp/reasonsAirBnB (AirBnB) for a great selection of places to stay.
Gatwick is the nearest international airport to Brighton. It is located half way between London & Brighton and is approx 25 miles from Brighton.
It is easy to get a direct train from LGW > Brighton. Trains run regularly from Gatwick to Brighton. Fares are around £10 each way and the journey takes approx 30 minutes.
National Express run regular buses from Gatwick to Brighton. Fares start from around £8.50 one way, and the journey takes approx 45 minutes.
It is easy to get a taxi from Gatwick to Brighton. Journey time is just over half an hour. Prices vary dependant on which taxi firm you use, but typically run between £30 to £50 each way. If you are thinking about getting a taxi, our advice is to consider the train or bus first.
Heathrow is the next nearest international airport to Brighton. It is located west of London and is approx 50 miles from Brighton.
Heathrow to Brighton by train involves a a tube and an overground. You will need to go from Heathrow > Victoria > Brighton. Trains run regularly from Heathrow to London, & from London to Brighton.
National Express run regular buses from Heathrow to Brighton. Fares start from around £30 one way, and the journey takes approx 2hrs 30mins.
A taxi from Heathrow to Brighton is not cheap! Journey time is around a couple of hours. Prices vary dependant on which taxi firm you use, but typically run upward of £100 each way. If you are thinking about getting a taxi, our advice is to try and get someone to share the ride!
If you are from the UK, chances are you have 3G on your phone. If you are travelling from abroad, you won't want to eat into your data plan, so don't worry, Reasons to be Creative will provide an exclusive wifi cloud at the venue for you to blog, tweet and email!
Have a device that just sucks the life out of its battery?
Don't worry, we have charging areas, for you to charge your laptop, phone, iPad etc.
We have negotiated a terrific price with the speaker hotel (myHotel). You can book the hotel and conference pass as a bundle. The bundled hotel and conference pass get you a VIP discount card for 25% off in the myHotel bar!
Need some help? Directions? Some info about speakers? Want to know which theatre they are in? Maybe you want to know where to go and eat.
Our Reasons to be Creative Lifeguards can help. Just ask any of our Lifeguards at the venue and they will help out!
Walk. Yes, that's it, walk. Brighton is a really cool place to be, and to experience the best bits, you have to walk.
There is plenty to see including the beach, the promenade, the pier, the lanes, and more. Plenty of shopping, pubs and restaurants to keep you busy while you are here.
If you are planning on taking a trip into London, we recommend you get yourself a 'Travelcard'.
These can be bought for one day or longer, and will allow you on underground trains, overground trains and buses and trams within the city.
Taxis are everywhere in Brighton. To be honest, you won't be needing one whilst you are there.
Remeber, you can pretty much walk everywhere in Brighton. Not only is it healthier, but there is loads to see!
If you are travelling into Brighton via train, here is a link to information on overground trains - National Rail.
If you are travelling from London and want info on the underground, go to thetube.com/
You probably will not need a caffeine hit whilst you are at Reasons to be Creative because you will already be buzzing!
If you do fancy a drink, you will be pleased to know that we provide coffee, tea and water.
You will not have to walk too far to find a pub! If you want to get a pint, Brighton has pubs everywhere!
Follow the crowd, and you will not have to walk more than a couple of minutes to find one!
22-23 Sydney Street
Asian food chain, plenty of seating, about 4 minutes walk from the venue.
North Street - A speakers favourite, especially for breakfast, approx 8 minutes walk from the venue.