The Summer Meeting 2019 - pre-congress information


Summer Meeting event information

Venue

News

Comments board

Accommodation

Car travel and parking

Public transport

Tourist information

Welcome to the page for all your pre-congress information. Here you will find details to help plan your trip to the Summer Meeting in Eastbourne, and links to helpful websites.

To get a flavour of the town and the venue, watch the video at the foot of the page.

Venue

The Summer meeting will be held at Devenshire Park, Eastbourne.

Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ


News

News will be updated shortly.


Comments board

We have a comments board at the foot of this page. Please use it to provide tips on where to park or stay; ask others to recommend their favourite restaurant; or tell everyone about your favourite competition. Join us and help other everyone enjoy the Summer Meeting as much as possible. Please see this page if you need help using the comments board.

Finding a partner for the event

Please use the comments board at the foot of the page to find a partner for the event. We can also usually match people up during the congress. Please visit the EBU desk at the congress to add your name to the list of those looking for a partner or team mates.


Accommodation

No accommodation is available at the venue, and due to the abundance of hotels within easy walking distance of the venue there is not a 'host' hotel. You are free to make your own accommodation arrangements depending on your personal budget and circumstances. Our research suggests prices are cheaper than in Brighton - in some instances 30% cheaper for like-for-like options.

All searches are for a double occupancy room for the duration of the congress - in some instances you may need to resubmit the search parameters.

Brighton University Halls of Residence in Eastbourne:
Brighton University's accommodation in Eastbourne is not currently available.

Alternatively you may wish to consider staying in a nearby town, and using public transport, or your car, to get in to Eastbourne. As parking is cheap this is certainly a practical option.

For information on accommodation from the local Tourist Board contact

Eastbourne Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QA
Tel: 0871 663 0031
www.visiteastbourne.com
or
Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Kestrel House, Marine Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AU
Tel: 01323 726756


Car travel and parking

Devonshire Park on Google Maps routeplanner.

Parking is available in many places in Eastbourne. Some free on street parking is available - see here (areas marked in white have no regulations in place).

Information on other car parks in Eastbourne is available here.


Public transport

Buses

Information on bus travel around East Sussex is available via this interactive map.

National Express buses serve Eastbourne, from Victoria Coach Station every evening. The quickest journey takes 2:50. Alternatively you could travel with them to Brighton - which run approximately every hour from London - and then get a connecting bus to Eastbourne.

Trains

Southern Railway
Thameslink Railway

Eastbourne Railway station is half a mile from Devonshire Park.

The final train to London from Eastbourne is likely to depart around 23:03 midweek, and 22:47 on weekends (though please check with the service provider for any changes nearer the time). If you use the 'early start' option for midweek events you should be able to catch the final train. You are unlikely to be able to catch the final train if you play in the Weekend Challenge Events or start at the 'regular' time in a midweek event.

The last train to Brighton each evening is at 23:56.

Taxis

720 Eastbourne & Country Taxis Ltd

Eastbourne Taxis

Information on taxi services from Brighton's main station can be see here


Tourist information

Visit Eastbourne (Tourist Information)

Things to do in and around Eastbourne

Dining

Restaurants in the vicinity

Restaurant listing on Tripadvisor

If you have any questions which are not answered here please email us. We will do our best to answer them.

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Comments board

Please use the comments board below to find a partner; provide tips on where to park or stay; recommend your favourite restaurant; or tell everyone about your favourite competition. Join the conversation and help other players to enjoy Eastbourne as much as they can.

Please see this page if you need help using the comments board.


Please see this page if you need help using the comments board.