The Venue


The Grand

97-99 King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW
T: 0871 222 4684 |

For 2018, the National Road Safety Conference is returning to The Grand in Brighton, where it was previously held very successfully in 2014.

The Grand is an iconic piece of British history, perched contentedly at the centre of one of the world’s most famous seafronts.

The Grand was designed by architect John Whichcord Jr and built in 1864 on the site occupied previously by a battery house. Among its advanced engineering features at the time was the ‘vertical omnibus’, a hydraulically powered lift powered by cisterns in the roof. This was the first lift built in the UK outside London, where only two others had been installed.

There are 201 rooms in the hotel, along with bespoke conferencing facilities for up to 800 guests. The largest room is the Empress Suite (below) which is where the National Road Safety Conference & Exhibition will be held.



Delegates are advised and encouraged to travel to Brighton by public transport – ideally train – if at all possible.

By rail
The journey time from London Victoria to Brighton is just one hour and The Grand is about 10 minutes walk from the station, or a couple of minutes by taxi.

By car
From the M25, take the M23 to Brighton and then the A259 Seafront Road.

By air
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles away - 45 minutes by taxi. The train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton takes about 30 minutes.

You can leave your bike safe and secure for free at The Grand - cycle parking is available for all hotel guests.


Parking in Brighton is in limited supply and very expensive, which is why we are advising delegates to travel by public transport if at all possible. There is limited valet parking available at The Grand, but this is very expensive. If you want to enquire about this please contact The Grand direct on 0871 222 4684.

The closest public cark parks are located in Russell Road and Regency Square - follow the links for directions and costs.