ECGBL Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECGBL Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of Brighton
Moulsecoomb Campus
Lewes Road


University Location

From small beginnings in 1850s Brighton, the University of Brighton has grown to a complex and diverse institution based in three towns across the south coast of England. Our ethos is defined by four core values:

      • inclusivity
      • sustainability
      • creativity
      • partnership

Our students are part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community that embraces partnership working and that makes a positive difference to society.

Local Information

Brighton is an English seaside resort town. Located about an hour south of London by train, it is sometimes known as London by the sea. It is a popular day-trip destination with a broad shingle beach, is backed by amusement arcades and Regency-era buildings. The famous Brighton Pier, in the central waterfront section, opened in 1899 and now has rides and food kiosks. The town is also known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.

Getting to ECGBL

By Air:
All the major London airports are within easy reach of Brighton. London Gatwick to Brighton, for example, is only a 30 minute journey by train.

London Gatwick Airport London Gatwick airport is approximately 30km north of the city & just 30 minutes away by train. Gatwick serves a huge array of national and international flights and has a south and a north terminal.

By Train:
Brighton is served by good rail links from London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport. There are rail links to other parts of England such as Ashford in Kent, Southampton and Portsmouth. A useful website for train travel can be found at

By Bus:
The campus is on the edge of Brighton, and delegates would need to get a 24 or 25 bus (or alternatively, a train to  Moulsecoomb station.

Accommodation Information

Below you will find a number of recommended hotels at various prices, the designated Conference Hotel for ECGBL is yet to be confirmed. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
We are working with VisitBrighton and they have secured special rates/terms for our conference dates so to book a room please go to:

Key Locations

Key locations for the 15th European Conference on Games Based Learning - ECGBL 2021 in UK are shown on this map