Each of our teaching venues has address and map link below

For The Sewing Lounge for most classes and our office - click here

Other venues we use:

  • The Cornerstone Community Centre - click here
  • The Brighthelm Cafe (for some hen/birthday parties only) - click here 
  • The Latest Music Bar  (for some hen/birthday parties only) - click here 
  • Le Nantais Trattoria  (for some hen/birthday parties only) - click here

If you have booked and are not sure which venue you should attend please see your e-booking confirmation/reminders or contact ushere. 


The Sewing Lounge 
The Sewing Lounge is our quiet, bright teaching studio near the beach in central Hove. We're on the main transport route from Brighton or Shoreham and close to Hove station, with lots of shops and cafe's close by.

Use our brand new Janome 525S sewing machines, Janome overlockers, range of sewing equipment, and get inspired by the project ideas that decorate our walls! Classes and courses hold 6-9 students and each has good sized table or two to themselves. Hand-sewing hen/birthday parties hold up to 15 people. 

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The Sewing Lounge, 18 Kingsway House, 134-140 Church Rd, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2DL

If using Google Maps please search for Moss Bros, Hove for accurate road marker

sewing lounge map 

Find The Sewing Lounge

  • The Kingsway House entrance is behind Moss Bros menswear shop down short alley on Osborne Villas, which is on the south side of Church Rd - opposite Barclays Bank & end of George St (you'll see the Kingsway House sign)
  • On the intercom pad press 1 then 8 then CALL (please try twice in the unlikely case that there’s no answer the first time). Please take these phone no’s with you in case there is any problem getting in on the intercom: Call 01273 900648 first (Sewing Lounge) and then Kat on 07958964810 if still a problem.
  • We are on the 3rd floor, number 18.

The Sewing Lounge Buses and Parking info

  • Buses: Plenty of buses run up and down Church Road from all areas. We are opposite the South end of George St, and near Hove Town Hall – get off at the South end of George St from buses: 1, 1a, 6, 20x, 49, 49a  & get off at Hove Town Hall or Tesco and walk for a couple of minutes from the  2, 5, 25, 46, 8, 700. Check times at: http://www.buses.co.uk/travel
  • Train: we are about 10 mins walk from Hove Station – walk in a southerly direction down the hill from station, cross over onto George St (pedestrian shopping street), walk down George St and when you reach the end you will see Moss Bros over the other side of the main road (now see the Finding Us instructions above from there)
  • Free Parking: After 6pm every day it's free of charge to park in the bays on George Street (also free on Sundays),  and also in the disabled bays outside Modelo Lounge on Church Rd opposite us, plus in a few bays outside us on Osborne Villas, and along Church Road. Please check parking signs carefully as these could change, we cannot take responsibility for any parking tickets! Tesco car park is free for up to 2 hours - it's monitored with cameras - so only park there if you're popping in to see us or having a short 121 lesson.
  • Paid parking meters: There are Pay and Display spaces serviced by PayByPhone until 8pm (free after 8pm) on Osborne Villas and the other roads around Kingsway House (postcode BN3 2DL if you are looking it up on online map). Some still take cash £1 per hour but not all so we recommend pre-registering before you leave the house:
1. Pre register car registration number and credit card at the PayByPhone website.
2. Find the Location Number Sign nearest to where you've parked and enter this on the site.
3. Confirm by using the Security Code digits on the back of your bank or credit card.
  • Local multi storey car park: there is a good value multi storey car park on Norton Rd opposite Hove Town Hall, 150 metres away towards Brighton. £3 for 4 hours, £4 for 5 hours, £5 for 9 hours plus 25p booking fee if paying by phone (prices correct April 2016)

Access for people with limited mobility - please click here for details

The Brighthelm Centre, North Road,
Brighton, BN1 1YD (on the corner of North Road and Queens Road)

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 We hold some hen and birthday party bookings at the Brighthelm Centre Cafe. The entrance is down some steps/a ramp down the side of the building just off North Rd next to the traffic lights/junction with Queens Rd.

Parking - There is no free parking at Brighthelm but you can buy a ticket to park in their (small, with limited spaces) car park at reception. The car parking is £10 for the day - sign in at reception, please ring bell on reception wall for assistance. If there is no space there, there is a rather pricey car park next door, or try streets nearby. Allow extra time for parking (at least 20 mins) 
Contact details for the Brighthelm are: Telephone: 01273 821 512  Email: info@brighthelm.org.uk

Transport - The Brighthelm Centre is a few minutes walk down Queens Road from Brighton Station (head towards the sea!). Map here but note the marker is in the wrong place - The Brighthelm is on the corner of Queens Road and North Road. The No. 7 Bus stops on the corner with Queen’s Rd. Check out bus routes from your location at http://www.buses.co.uk

Access for people with limited mobility - There is full access for wheelchair users via a ramp on the entrance at North Road


The Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1TF

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A live music venue with a cabaret stage downstairs and a skylit restaurant/bar upstairs. Just off Marine Parade near the roundabout opposite Brighton pier.
Click here to view on Google Maps
Latest Music Bar phone number: 01273 687171
Parking is expensive in this area - we recommend public transport! But if you need to drive please call or email the venue in advance for advice
Le Nantais Trattoria, 59 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2BD
on Church Road in Hove, just past Palmeira Square
01273 328888

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Just past Palmeira Square, this a spacious and bright venue. We are using the side private hire room of the restaurant - the venue can be recognised from it's mediterranean looking covered terrace that runs the length of the front. Please come in the door on the right and turn left into the terrace area.
Please note: There is also Nantais Bistro at no.41 - that's not the venue we are using, but it's very nice if you're ever in Hove in need of a spot of lunch! 
Click here to view on Google Maps
See parking details for the Cornerstone below as this venue is virtually opposite


The Cornerstone Community Centre
 Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2FL


Fashion Design/Pattern Cutting courses and hen parties are sometimes held in the Adelaide Room at The Cornerstone Community Centre. It's located at the West end of St John the Baptist Church on Palmeira Square (where the flower stall is) and the entrance is via little gates on Church Rd or First Avenue - see Google Maps


  • Free parking: There are a few free parking spaces from 6pm on First Avenue and Church Road (check signs)
  • Paid parking meters: There are paid parking spaces in the streets around the venue for £1 an hour up to 8pm (free after 8pm) which are either cash or the PayByPhone system. Please allow 15 mins for parking/paying for parking and bring change (meters take 20p, 50p, £1, £2 coins) plus it's worth pre-registering before you leave home for PayByPhone (see below)* in case your meter doesn't accept cash:

1. Pre-register your car registration number and credit card at the PayByPhone website.
2. Find the Location Number Sign nearest to where you've parked and enter this on the site.
3. Confirm by using the Security Code digits on the back of your bank or credit card.

Transport - Cornerstone Community Centre  is on a major bus route along Church Road between Hove and Churchill Square, Brighton (buses 1, 2, 5, 6, 25 and 49) and 10 minutes walk from Hove mainline train station. Check out bus routes from your location at http://www.buses.co.uk

Access for people with limited mobility - Cornerstone Community Centre outside ramp and inside lift