Brighton Questions on nightlife and transport from Falmer Watch

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Hey all, I'm an offer holder for Social Policy and wanted to know how do people living in the halls on the Falmer campus get down to Brighton and back for nights out? How much would it be for a shared taxi for instance? Or how frequent are the buses back and how long does it take? And how is the nightlife?

Additionally how easy is it to get to the South Downs? And are there many parks in the city itself?
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Hello again Cameron!

If you've just been out for a couple on a school-night, the Big Lemon Bus does an evening service at 10.15pm and 11.15pm from the Old Steine. That's where most buses go from in town, it's close to the pier and only about 3 minutes from the Saint James Tavern.

Weekends and late nights will need a regular service bus. The 25 runs 24 hours a day and will get you back to Falmer without having to pay for a taxi.

Falmer is completely surrounded by the South Downs National park as you can see in that map (linked). If you're thinking of a hike or a bike ride there's good info on the website

You can get a bus (77, 78, 79) around the downs and if you go up to Devil's Dyke you can stop in at the pub - the bus stops in their car park. And they have Aspalls Cyder

The city has loads of parks, each has a different vibe. Wild Park is close to Moulsecoomb campus, popular with dog walkers, it has football pitches and hosts some extreme Frisbee tournaments.

Stanmer Park is over the road from our Falmer Campus. It's a large park which is the estate grounds of Stanmer House, you can start a few South Downs hikes from here and there are marked trails. There's large wooded areas and an annual 'Big Dog' bike race. Football pitches are available to book through the council's sports bookings team.

The Level is a smaller park on the way into town. It has a skate park and the Velo café, which focuses on healthy eating and small-batch coffee. I think a local cycling group meet there too, but don't quote me on that!

Preston Park is a more 'formal' Victorian-style park. It's a little bit out of the way from the university but lots happens here in the summer and it's the location for Brighton's world-famous Pride festival

There are various smaller parks and recreation grounds around the city if you're just looking for a sports pitch or somewhere green to sit



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Hey all, I'm an offer holder for Social Policy and wanted to know how do people living in the halls on the Falmer campus get down to Brighton and back for nights out? How much would it be for a shared taxi for instance? Or how frequent are the buses back and how long does it take? And how is the nightlife?

Additionally how easy is it to get to the South Downs? And are there many parks in the city itself?
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