Living in Worthing

What's on

With a population of around 100,000, Worthing is a seaside resort and the largest town in West Sussex. Its diversity means it has something for everyone.

The town nestles between the coast of the English Channel and the natural beauty of the South Downs. The town's proximity to London and its strong links with Brighton have all contributed to its thriving and bustling commercial centre.

Worthing town centre is next to the seafront and is mostly pedestrianised, with a range of shops, pubs, clubs and restaurants. The beaches offer opportunities for watersports including windsurfing, kitesurfing and jet-skiing. If you fancy something less thrill-seeking, Worthing Sand Courts offers beach volleyball, football and tennis, alongside the towns leisure centres and sports clubs.

Worthing also hosts an annual food & drink festival which is a free event for anyone to attend with over 50 stalls. You’ll definitely find something to appease your appetite.

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Perfect for eating out

Worthing hosts many award-winning restaurants, including CrabShack which has been featured in the Guardian Newspaper as one of Europe’s top 10 best beach restaurants. CrabShack has a selection of fresh fish-based dishes to offer.

Worthing has a lot of different tastes & cuisines to offer from Aunty Bunny's Hut - serving a fusion of Caribbean/Spanish street foods, to Cactus Kitchen Gals - Worthings first vegan eatery. 

Northbrook College also has its own restaurant on site at our West Durrington Campus. The Arundel Restaurant is run by our talented catering and hospitality students and is open to the public, delivering restaurant-quality meals at a fraction of the price.

<em>Perfect for</em> eating out

A hub for arts & culture

Worthing has such a rich arts & culture scene, where so many local artists come together to put on dazzling, unforgettable shows. The Worthing Artists Open House is a community for local artists to get together and organise events to exhibit work.

Worthing also has a number of galleries showcasing local and national artists. Room With a View is a fine art gallery located near the seafront, and if you are looking for something a little different, the Forge Gallery features contemporary art and a fused glass studio.

By the seafront lies East Beach Artists Studios. The studios were converted from beach huts along the parade into a creative space for artists to create and sell work in. You’ll be able to find a variety of homemade products from bespoke lamps, cards, sculptures, to drawings.

The Pavilion Theatre sits at the front of Worthing pier, and alongside other cultural venues, showcases local and touring shows throughout the year and an annual pantomime. 

<em> A hub for </em> arts & culture

The place for entertainment

The Dome Cinema plays all of latest films and offers great prices for students with all tickets under £10. Dating back to 1911, the Dome Cinema is a fully restored Grade II listed Edwardian entertainment hall.

Bar 42 is a bar and live music venue close to the seafront bosting a thriving schedule of live music and DJ sets.

AMF Bowling Worthing is a multi-lane bowling alley close to the pier. Offering party services and food from an on-site American style diner, it is a great place to socialise with a bit of friendly competition.

<em> The place for </em> entertainment