Hotels and bed and breakfasts across Brighton and Hove are experiencing an early season boost as thousands of people flock to the city for the Brighton Marathon.

Many are fully booked while rooms are being snapped up fast at others as race day approaches.

Sunday's marathon is expected to boost the city's economy by more than £5 million with more than 100,000 people due to visit this weekend.

Justin Taylor, front office manager at the Landsdowne Place Hotel in Lansdowne Place, Brighton, said the hotel was fully booked.

Esther Scire, a receptionist at the Kings Hotel on Brighton seafront, said: “We are very busy this weekend.

“The marathon is a real draw and it has shown in the rise in bookings we have had.”

Gulliver's Guest House and the New Steine Hotel in Brighton are also fully booked for the weekend.

DON’T miss The Argus for full coverage of this year's marathon.

This week we will have a range of stories culminating in a full preview in Saturday's paper with a map of the route, weather forecast, road closures and the best places for spectators to stand.

During the race, we will have pictures, videos and updates with a picture gallery of runners and the crowd.

You can text pictures and videos to 80360 with the catchline SUPIC or email pictures to The Argus press gang will be at Hove Lawns with goody bags and free posters so you can write good luck messages to runners.

We will be publishing a picture special on Monday followed by a list of the full results on Tuesday. You can buy any of the pictures of the marathon by calling 01273 544526 or 01273 544544 or email

You can also buy the pictures by going to