Why we love Brighton
Quirky and cute, Brighton may seem like a typical British seaside resort, but delve below the surface and you’ll discover vintage shopping, diverse cuisine, health and sustainability at the forefront, while still offering plenty of pubs for a cheeky afternoon tipple. Explore the Victorian history and modern-day delights of Brighton Palace Pier, search the boho boutiques of its cute shopping street, The Lanes, or experience a bird’s eye perspective of the coastline from 450ft above the ground, on Brighton i360.
Dig into freshly cooked fish and chips, or get back to nature amongst the white cliffs and ancient woodlands of the South Downs National Park. From wildlife to seaside charm, Brighton truly rocks!
Hit new heights
Venture up high into Brighton’s sky on the Brighton i360 tower, offering dramatic views of the coastline and the South Downs. Head up higher on a Tower Top Climb right to the summit and secret open-air platform.
A foodie’s dream
Bursting with flavour, Brighton comes alive with its indy food and local produce. Head out onto the streets of the city to discover the tastes that make up its fashionable food and drink scene.
Pump up the adrenaline
Look no further than Brighton for an adrenaline fuelled journey along the coastline on the ride of your life. Jump on a jet ski and see the city sights, pebbled shoreline and iconic pier from the water.
Things to do in Brighton
Featured things to do
Outdoor adventure awaits
From soaring high above Brighton, to floating on the water aboard a kayak – the city is full of outdoor adventure set to get your adrenaline pumping.Learn more about outdoor adventure in Brighton
Join the party as two days of celebrations come to Brighton – with headline acts, drag artists, DJ sets and live performances, this is one unforgettable weekend.Learn more about Brighton Pride
Hit the streets
Vintage finders, collectable hunters and bargain lovers – head to Brighton’s streets for a shopping scene full of indie shops, boutique and antique stores.Learn more about shopping in Brighton
Skate across the ice rink outside Brighton’s iconic Royal Pavilion for a sprinkling of festive cheer in the city.Learn more about Christmas in Brighton
Places to stay in Brighton
East of the city is this neighbourhood known for its artists, and today is home to one of Britain’s largest LGBTQ communities. It has great bistros, wine bars and you’ll find all things organic and chic here.
Hip and happening Hanover is where a lot of Brighton folk choose to live. You’ll recognise it by its colourfully painted houses and buildings and rammed with restaurants, cafés and bars - which all come as a reward after a very steep hill you have to get up first.
Once a separate part of Brighton, now in a happy marriage. It has lovely regal houses, squares and places to stay. Quieter and more elegant than Brighton itself, with a more laid-back approach to life.
Getting to Brighton
With regular trains from London, Portsmouth and Southampton, as well as the Eurostar from King’s Cross St Pancras, it’s quick and easy to get to Brighton from destinations across the south east.
Brighton’s compact size makes it easy to explore by foot, bike or bus once there. Brighton and Hove’s award-winning buses are regular, cost-effective and eco-friendly – making them the ideal way to journey further afield.
Check train times to Brighton from destinations across the south east, including Gatwick and find out more about times, fares and discounts.
Brighton’s best explored on foot, so grab one of VisitBrighton’s downloadable maps, and chuck on your trainers and hit the streets
Get on your bike and head out on Brighton’s coastal route, for gorgeous sea views and access to the South Downs Way and National Park.
Want to know more?
For insider tips and top places to visit, hit up Visit Brighton.