Visitor Information

Essential Visitor Information

Where & When

The main entrance to the Brighton Chocolate Festival will be on Cannon Place, behind The Salt Room (on the corner). Although the reception to the Hilton Brighton Metropole is located on Kings Road, visitors are asked to use the Cannon Place entrance which will be opened for the event duration. This then allows direct access to the Viscount Suite where the event is being held.

The venue is near the British Airways i360, directly opposite the West pier, and within walking distance of the main pier and Brighton’s many shops and bars. Toilets are located inside the entrance on Cannon Place, and include disabled facilities. A cash machine is located in the hotel lobby area near the public bar (charges apply).

Weekend Entry


General Admission - FREE

THIS IS A FREE ENTRY EVENT. You do NOT need to register for a ticket for general entry to the main festival hall, with access to all the exhibitor stands and planned talks. Please note: Registering for a free entry ticket on Eventbrite does not guarantee entry or give priority over queues at busy periods throughout the event, should the organisers need to limit or control the number of visitors in the hall at any given time.

Can we bring our


As much as we would all love to bring our pets out with us sadly, due to the nature of this event, that is not possible and pets are not permitted*.

*Excludes guide dogs and registered assistance dogs. On arrival owners should inform someone at the Organiser's table located inside the venue near the stage area. Dogs must wear their official vest/jacket while onsite.

From London

By Car

Take the M25 motorway to junction 7, signposted M23 (Brighton). Take the M23 southbound. The M23 becomes the A23 and takes you into Brighton. At the roundabout on the A23/A27 take the first turning on the left joining the A27 towards Worthing. Take the next available junction off the A27 which will be signposted for Hove. Keep left and exit at the next slip road, then take the second exit at the roundabout. Proceed down Dyke Road Avenue (which becomes Dyke Road).

After approximately 1.3 miles, turn right on to Woodruff Avenue, and continue down hill to the junction with Shirley Drive. Turn left on to Shirley Drive. Continue down Shirley Drive until you cross ahead on to The Drive (B2185). Continue straight down to Grand Avenue and to the seafront. At the seafront turn left, stay on the near side lane and proceed for approximately 1 mile where you will find the red bricked Metropole.

Please note, the venue car park is located in St Margarets Place, Brighton, BN1 2FD. Max height 1.8m. To access the car park vehicle entrance, drive past the venue (on your left) and take the first left on to Cannon Place. Take the first left in to St Margaret's Place, where the car park entrance is situated at the far end.

Nearest Station

By Train

The nearest train station is Brighton Station , located at Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XP. It is less than a mile from the venue - with a guide time of 15 minutes when walking. The station has a regualr taxi service available outside.

Top Tips

For Parking

Whilst there is a fee-based public car park at the venue car park, other options for public on-road parking include The Drive and Grand Avenue, with good rates for the day. Additional parking along the Hove Lawns area of the seafront also offer good daily rates (subject to availability).

Brighton car park options include: