About Woodingdean - Brighton and Hove
  • Woodingdean
    The City of Brighton and Hove
    United Kingdom
Welcome to Woodingdean! Woodingdean is to the East of the city of Brighton & Hove set between the downs and Brighton Racecourse. This page is for visitors to Woodingdean featuring the best of the area as viewed from a local perspective. There are also links to resources where you can find out much more about the local goings on in the area.


About Woodingdean


Woodingdean is situated to the East of the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. North Woodingdean is the highest part of Brighton and Hove above sea-level. 

There is a population of around 12,000 people and there are lots of events and activities going on all year round.

“I never get tired of watching the sun rise out of the sea every morning” – Suzanne

“I love that I live in a village like community. It is bigger than a village but you have all of the fab community things a village community has” – Sophie

“I love it when it snows in Woodingdean” – James

“Woodingdean is an amazing little place! Love that area!” – Trevor

“The views” – Graham

“The Java Community Cafe do the best fried breakfasts!” – Samuel

“The lovely smiley Lolly Pop Lady” – Heidi

“The sense of space. The daily views of the sea, sky and green hills lift my spirits” – Clare

“Greenery all year round and an amazing sense of community” - Paul

“The people who work tirelessly to make our lives better. Our silent heroes” – Jo

“Our amazing community with so many lovely caring fun people who are great to spend time with in this pleasant place where we live. Plus we are in one of the prettiest parts of the city with views of the sea and the Downs” - Alix

“The fact that the majority of people become familiar...even if you don’t know them or even their names. I love the direct buses to town...I love Happy Valley. I love the sea view. I love being close to the sea (Rottingdean) but not too close in the crowded summer. I love lots about Woodingdean!” - Zak


About Woodingdean in Business

Woodingdean in business is a non-for-profit website that raises funds for The Martlets Hospice.

Frank! Communication Solutions developed and now manage the Woodingdean in Business website, recruiting local businesses and organisations to register on the site.

We write articles about local news and events to the website and publicise them on our Facebook and Twitter.

How to get to Woodingdean?

Buses to and from Brighton to Woodingdean: Brighton & Hove bus company buses 2, 2A, 22, 22A;

The Big Lemon Bus Service bus 52 (from Woodingdean via Ovingdean to the city centre via the marina )and 44 from the city centre to Saltdean, Rottingdean, Woodingdean then on to the University.

Main Roads: Falmer Road, Warren Road, Wilson Avenue, Warren Way, The Ridgeway

Cycle path: Woodingdean to Falmer


Woodingdean in Business – community news and business listing website. Click here.

Woodingdean Community Centre

Woodingdean Library. Click here.

Activities in Woodingdean for Older People. Click here.

Tenants and Residents Association. Click here.

Local Action Team. Click here.

Patient Participation Group – Woodingdean surgery. Click here.

Local Community Transport Association Ltd. Click here.

NHS Blood and Transport

Woodingdean Youth Centre

Clubs and Activities

Brighton School of Singing. Click here.

Karate Ryobu Kai UK (for children and adults)

Woodingdean Woodcraft Folk

Woodingdean Youth Football Club. Click here.

T.S Valiant NTC. Click here.

Woodingdean Horticultural Club

Woodingdean Bowls Club


Oak Cottage Nursery. Click here.

Kipling Lions Pre-School. Click here.

Woodingdean Primary School. Click here.

Rudyard Kipling Primary School

Downs View School

Rigmer Community College and Sixth Form. Click here.

Varndean College. Click here.

Longhill School. Click here.


Deli Delights  - 07888 759376 - 42 Warren Road, BN2 6BA

Java Community Cafe - 01273 308840 - 23 Warren Way, BN2 6PH

BUPA’s Dean Wood Sea View Roof Top Cafe (open Mondays and Wednesdays only) - 01273 648100 - Warren Road, BN2 6DX

There are a number of takeaways in the area too...

Shopping in Woodingdean


Boozy News – newsagents. 

Johny’s Wares – hardware and household goods. 

Dave Sutton Butchers – butchers. 

Sussex Blinds Ltd

There is a community run fruit and veg shop as well as a Co-op and Tesco. 

For a more complete listing of local businesses and services visit the Woodingdean in Business website.

Services in Woodingdean

DBS Technical Services – technical repairs (TV’s etc)

Woodingdean Dry Cleaners

Woodingdean Post Office

Kraft Renewable Energy

David Maslen Estate agents 

Plus two other local estate agents...

There are two local garages...

Co-operative funeral care

Key cutting – Johny’s wares and Warrens

Photographer studio

Web designers, Build14me.

For a more complete listing of local businesses and services visit the Woodingdean in Business website.

Festivals/Annual Events

The Deans Festival. Click here.

Woodingdean Carnival

Artist Open Houses. Click here.

Woodingdean Community Conference

Harvest and Flower festival

Open Gardens

Scarecrow Competition

Street Party on Channel View Road

Health and Hospitals

Woodingdean Surgery. Click here.

Majid Ghilami Dental Surgery

Sima Sadr Family Dental Practise

Hazel Cottage Clinic

The Co-operative Pharmacy. Click here.

Health and Harmony (Beauty and alternative health)

Nuffield Health Hospital Brighton. Click here.

Bupa Dean Wood Nursing and Residential Home. Click here.

Local Charities

The Martlets Hospice Charity Shop. Click here.

The Alzheimer’s Society. Click here.

The Deans Festival. Click here.

The Friends of Downs View School. Click here.

Rogers Wildlife Rescue


Church of the Holy Cross. Click here.

St Patricks Catholic Church. Click here.

Woodingdean Methodist Church. Click here.

What do you love about Woodingdean?

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