Upon arrival in Brighton, your first stop should involve some retail therapy. Built as part of the original settlement in Brighton, The Lanes have developed into one of the United Kingdom's most iconic shopping destinations. Both sides of these narrow streets are packed with picturesque shops and restaurants, including iconic design boutiques and quirky vintage stores. Shop till you drop in the North Laine or enjoy a stylish lunch at The Ivy, Brighton’s most sophisticated and colourful bistro and bar.
After some retail therapy, head down to the seaside for a variety of top entertainment. Brighton’s iconic Palace Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Britain, and with good reason. Combining modern amusement park rides with traditional seaside attractions, Brighton Palace Pier offers fun for all the family.
Be sure to take a stroll along Brighton’s seafront too. The city offers a thrilling blend of Victorian architecture and modern culture, making it unlike anywhere else in the world. For the best views, take a trip up the i360, a unique moving observational tower which offers unparalleled 360-degree views across Brighton and the English Channel. On a clear day, it’s possible to see Beachy Head and the Isle of Wight from the highest point!
Finish off your Brighton adventure with a trip to one of the most intriguing restaurants anywhere in Britain. ThewitchEZ might not sound particularly appetising, but the graphic designers who work in the building can cook up a tasty meal too! Serving up classic European dishes (usually with a Polish or German twist) in an inimitable setting, these witchez sure are working magic in Brighton
After dinner you'll want to try a cocktail or two at one of Brighton’s many funky bars or traditional (but always with a twist) pubs. For a bar that encapsulates the city’s fun-loving personality, swing by Mrs Fitzherberts. This vivacious venue and outdoor terrace is officially open until ‘way past your bedtime’ on weekends, and is a shrine to all things rich and kitsch. With quirky décor and a unique cocktail menu to match, this is a great place to start for a classic Brighton evening out - you never know where the night might take you!
As you might expect from a seaside resort, there’s a multitude of hotel options in Brighton, ranging from quaint bed and breakfasts to the biggest hotel chains. Discover more at VisitBrighton.