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Brighton travel guide

Brighton - Fashionable, funky and minutes from London

Learn everything about Brighton from its historic landmarks like Brighton Pier and the Royal Pavilion to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture.

Brighton is more than the seaside, more than the city and the mix is more than double the fun. Fashionable, funky and loaded with style, Brighton & Hove has everything you could want from a trip to Britain - a royal palace, elegant Regency architecture, museums with more, laid-back beach life and superb shopping – all this on the south coast of England, just 49 minutes from central London.


Walking around Brighton, 400 years of history and style unfold before you. The Royal Pavilion is the magnificent palace created by King George IV, and is an eclectic mix of styles that has to be seen to be believed. Elsewhere, there are museums and galleries galore, special events throughout the year from car rallies to carnivals, and England’s largest arts festival in May.


Don’t miss the Royal Pavilion, home of King George IV, and probably the most exotic, extravagant royal palace in Europe. Stroll along the Victorian Pier and the beachfront, where stylish bars and cafés spill out onto the curved paving, jostling for space with surfer shops, giant sculptures, buskers, fresh fish and artists’ studios.


Top night time must-do's

Take a guided tour of the extraordinary and extravagant Royal Pavilion .

Catch a concert, theatre or comedy show at the Brighton Dome .

Ride from to Brighton Marina on Volks Railway .

Enjoy a romantic walk across the Royal Pavilion Gardens.

Fashion, style, art & design, world art – find it all at the Brighton Museum & Gallery .

See your favourite band perform at the Brighton Centre .

Take a walk along Brighton Pier at any time of day.

Watch a West End show at the Theatre Royal Brighton .

Experience one of the best restaurants in the city at Brighton Marina .

Go to Komedia in the North Laine for a great cabaret show.


Brighton’s diversity extends to its choice of restaurants. With more than 400 to choose from you can eat your way around the world. Along the beachfront between the two Piers there are several restaurants and cafés – perfect for people-watching. You’ll certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to food in Brighton, but don’t miss the fantastic fish and chips!


Brighton truly is a shopper’s paradise. Explore the intricate maze of twisting alleyways and hidden squares in the 17th century Brighton Lanes. The bustling criss-cross streets of the North Lane make a great hunting ground for unique retro, vintage and kitsch finds. And bargain hunters will love the weekend markets and Brighton Marina for discount shopping at factory outlet shops.


Brighton’s club scene is internationally known for its innovation, variety and brilliant crowds. Live music is a way of life in Brighton, and well-known DJs are always in town and clubbers travel from far and wide for a night out in the city. On any one night you can choose between jazz, soul, R 'n' B, techno, indie, funk, gay, house, salsa, 60s, 70s, 80s, & 90s.


Brighton Facts

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