Postcode BN2 3ES (Brighton and Hove)

Map showing BN2 3ES and nearby postcodes

The postcode BN2 3ES is located in Brighton and Hove It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. BN2 3ES is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

BN2 3ES is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.2 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of BN2 3ES as Cosmopolitans > Students around campus > Students and professionals.

The closest road name to BN2 3ES is Elm Grove which is centered 25 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Bonchurch Road and is 14 m away. The closest railway station is London Road (Brighton) Rail Station, 1.2 km away.

The closest primary school to BN2 3ES (for ages 11 and under) is Elm Grove Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on September 13, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Brighton College.

The local pub for residents of BN2 3ES is The Railway Inn and is 6.01 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on February 13, 2020. The nearest takeaway food is available from JOE'S BURGER HOUSE and is 6.01 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as AwaitingInspection .

Residents reported an average download speed of 103.9 Mbps and an average upload speed of 14.1 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 88.6% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 1.5 out of 10. Electricity consumption for the area is rated at 0.3 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for BN2 3ES is covered by the Sussex police force association and Brighton and Hove City is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to BN2 3ES and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to BN2 3ES, and the approximate distance away.

Elm Grove 25 m
Baxter Street 103 m
Lynton Street 106 m
Cromwell Street 109 m
Whippingham Road 126 m
Bonchurch Road 133 m
Bernard Place 142 m
Brading Road 143 m
Arnold Street 147 m
Carlyle Street 157 m
Luther Street 171 m
Bernard Road 176 m
Wellington Street 176 m
Bentham Road 212 m
Totland Road 222 m


Information about the postcode BN2 3ES

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from BN2 3ES - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Elm Grove Primary School Good
(September 13, 2017)
0 m
St Martin's CofE Primary School Good
(September 20, 2017)
426 m
Fairlight Primary School Good
(December 5, 2018)
452 m
St Luke's Primary School Outstanding
(October 10, 2013)
494 m
Kings Brighton Good
(June 29, 2018)
948 m
Coombe Road Primary School Good
(June 7, 2017)
992 m
Queen's Park Primary School Good
(March 8, 2018)
998 m
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Good
(April 30, 2019)
1.07 km
Carlton Hill Primary School Good
(May 16, 2018)
1.08 km
Downs Infant School Outstanding
(June 27, 2013)
1.1 km
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School Good
(September 12, 2018)
1.12 km
Brighton College 1.16 km
Hamilton Lodge School and College for Deaf Children Good
(July 9, 2019)
1.17 km
City Academy Whitehawk Good
(November 15, 2018)
1.2 km
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Good
(November 2, 2017)
1.22 km
Downs Junior School Outstanding
(March 16, 2011)
1.25 km
Brighton College Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School 1.25 km
Brighton International School 1.53 km
St Mark's CofE Primary School Requires improvement
(May 2, 2019)
1.53 km
Brighton & Hove Montessori School Inadequate
(October 21, 2021)
1.55 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from BN2 3ES - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
American Express Staff Canteen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen Awaiting Inspection
1.24 km
Aldi Stores Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
September 11, 2015
5.94 km
Brighton Cakes And Miss Millar's Manufacturers/packers 5
Very Good
December 7, 2017
5.98 km
Milkbar Other catering premises Awaiting Inspection
5.98 km
Saakshi's Kitchen Other catering premises Awaiting Inspection
5.98 km
The Herb Kitchen/Curing Rebels Other catering premises 5
Very Good
February 3, 2022
5.98 km
JOE'S BURGER HOUSE Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
6.01 km
Premier Express Retailers - other 4
February 8, 2022
6.01 km
Station Kebab House Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 11, 2020
6.01 km
Subway Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
6.01 km
The Railway Inn Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
February 13, 2020
6.01 km
Wimpy Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
April 25, 2019
6.01 km
Yummies Takeaway/sandwich shop Awaiting Inspection
6.02 km
Athena B Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 4, 2019
6.05 km
Bites And Slice Madeira Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 12, 2021
6.05 km
Blend Coffee Co Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 20, 2018
6.05 km
Health Link Retailers - other 5
Very Good
June 8, 2017
6.05 km
No 30 Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 18, 2020
6.05 km
Olivers Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 15, 2018
6.05 km
S D S Retailers - other Exempt
March 10, 2015
6.05 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to BN2 3ES - Data from Apr 2022

Bonchurch Road Bus Stop/Station 14 m
Bonchurch Road Bus Stop/Station 69 m
Baxter Street Bus Stop/Station 148 m
Queen's Park Junction Bus Stop/Station 162 m
Baxter Street Bus Stop/Station 167 m
London Road (Brighton) Rail Station Rail 1.2 km
London Road (Brighton) Rail Station Rail 1.2 km
Brighton Rail Station Rail 1.35 km
Shoreham Brighton City Airport Air 11.91 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 36.12 km
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal Air 36.17 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to BN2 3ES - Data from Dec 2021

Bear Hill Hill Or Mountain 779 m
The Lake Inland Water 888 m
Whitehawk Hill Hill Or Mountain 913 m
Whitehawk Bottom Valley 1.14 km
Race Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.32 km
Racehill Valley Valley 1.68 km
Sheepcote Valley Valley 1.85 km
Blackrock Valley Valley 2.12 km
The Rookery Woodland Or Forest 2.23 km
Hogtrough Bottom Valley 2.39 km
Warren Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.45 km
Red Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.47 km
Hollingbury Castle Hill Or Mountain 2.71 km
Wick Bottom Valley 2.79 km
Falmer Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.83 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for BN2 3ES - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 93.4 Mbps 103.9 Mbps 331 Mbps
Upload 10 Mbps 14.1 Mbps 36 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% - -
30-300 Mbps 11.4% 98.9 13.7
300+ Mbps 88.6% 331 36

Gas Consumption

40 meters consuming 403,275 kWh - mean 10,082 kWh : median 7,056 kWh

Electricity Consumption

46 meters consuming 129,529 kWh - mean 2,816 kWh : median 1,918 kWh

Energy usage data for BN2 3ES - Data from 2020


Country England
Latitude 50.83158100
Longitude -0.12145300
OS Easting 532389
OS Northing 0105242
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
Brighton, Pavilion
Electoral Ward Hanover and Elm Grove
Local Authority District Brighton and Hove
Region / Government Office Region South East
European Electoral Region South East
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Coast to Capital
Local Learning and Skills Council Sussex

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E06000043
Travel To Work Area Brighton


NHS England Region South East
Primary Care Trust
Brighton and Hove City
Cancer Alliance Surrey and Sussex
Strategic Health Authority
South East Coast
Sustainability and Transformation
Sussex Health and Care Partnership
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Brighton and Hove CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Cosmopolitans
Group: Students around campus
Subgroup: Students and professionals
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban city and town
Built-Up Area Brighton and Hove BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Brighton and Hove BUASD
Workplace Zone E33040732
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Brighton and Hove 022
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Brighton and Hove 022B
Output Area / Small Area 2A3