Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Bicycles at Brighton Station

Although Brighton is a very hilly city, many people use bikes to get around. There's a strong eco-friendly vibe amongst the inhabitants and well, it's got to be better than being stuck in traffic.

These pictures show the front of Brighton Railway Station and the masses of bikes which are always kept there. Brighton to London is a mere 49 minutes away, and the last train home from London is 1am. This makes it an ideal place to live for musicians and actors working in the city. They can have their home by the sea but continue working in the capital.

Actors who have enjoyed the Brighton life include Laurence Olivier, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Finney, Dame Flora Robson, Dame Anna Neagle, and the comedian Max Miller.

I wonder if they left their bikes in front of the station?!


  1. Thats a lot of bikes. I get the train into Leeds, no bike though, here it would most likely be stolen.
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  2. I wish more cities had this arrangement.

  3. It's a real bikes' paddock :)

  4. Reminds me of Amsterdam. I am taken-aback that Brighton is hilly. I did not think that might be the case. Not that I have ever been there. Just something lodged in the back of my head, as one does.

  5. Yes, you often see parents putting all their weight behind pushchairs, trying to get up the hills! The main shopping area is flat but many of the residential areas are quite steep.


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