With a population of 250,000 (including 31,000 students) and a reputation as 'London-on-Sea', Brighton is understandably ruled by high prices but with a more laidback lifestyle. With its famous pebbled beaches, marina and pier it is certainly an attractive proposition. The London link is based largely upon the train journey between the two taking only an hour, a trip that many have taken in the past. Both the University of Brighton and Sussex are located ideally, the latter is only four miles north east, and the University of Brighton is for the most part based in the town, both are serviced by buses and trains. Transport in and around the town is commendable and Gatwick is only 30 minutes away if winter is particularly cold.