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Quirky, colourful – and never boring – Brighton is one of the UK's most vibrant destinations. A long-time favourite for romantic getaways, party weekends and fun family holidays, Brighton offers an incredible range of attractions for every taste and every age group.

For all of its energy, Brighton is still very much a classic relaxed English seaside town. Brighton Pier and the city's Regency promenades offer a stylish glimpse of the past. And, of course, the most popular attraction in Brighton remains its beach and popular sand sculpture festival every summer. Expect it to be busy in the summer months with day trip visitors and locals looking for fun in the sun!

If you're looking for arts and culture, Brighton is bursting at the seams! You can find classy productions at the Theatre Royal, or cult and arthouse films at The Duke of York - Britain's oldest continuously operating cinema. Every May, the Brighton Festival gets into full swing – turning Brighton into the cultural focal point for the whole of the UK.

To find out about other towns and villages near Brighton, view the 'What's Nearby' carousel at the bottom of this page.

Brighton Events Guide

Things to do in Brighton

  • Take a guided tour around the Royal Pavilion – one of the most distinctive, iconic and frankly outrageous buildings in the UK. King George IV's India-inspired palace is a masterpiece of over-the-top architecture. You can take guided tours through the lavish interior, or spend a few hours lounging around the wonderful gardens.
  • Lick some Brighton rock and enjoy the amusement arcades on the world famous Brighton Pier.
  • Chug along the seafront from the Pier to Brighton Marina on the oldest working electric railway in the world – the miniature Volks Railway.
  • Be brave and visit Brighton's most haunted house – Preston Manor. Take a ghost tour to find out who still haunts the eerie corridors.

Brighton is also a shopper's paradise. The winding, historic lanes are full of unique jewellery makers and specialist boutiques. Both the Brighton Lanes and North Laine are full of independent, retro and craft shops.

Brighton has one of the most thriving bar, restaurant and café scenes anywhere outside London. From bohemian bars and arty clubs, to high-class restaurants and traditional pubs, there's something for everyone.

 

What's Nearby

  1. Brighton Centre

    The Brighton Centre is the largest purpose built events venue on the South Coast.

    0.11 miles away
  2. Brighton & Hove Seafront

    Bustling Brighton & Hove promenade is perfect for a leisurely stroll where you will could relax on...

    0.34 miles away
  3. Theatre Royal Brighton

    Theatre Royal Brighton presents a sensational programme of West End drama, musicals, comedy and a...

    0.34 miles away
  4. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    Brighton Museum has dynamic and innovative galleries - including fashion and style, 20th century...

    0.39 miles away
  1. Royal Pavilion

    The Royal Pavilion, the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV), transformed by...

    0.39 miles away
  2. Brighton Pier

    You can't get much more of the British seaside experience than eating fresh fish and chips at the...

    0.39 miles away
  3. Brighton Bike Tours

    Welcome to Brighton Bike Tours, the Original Bike tour company in Brighton. With us you can cycle...

    0.39 miles away
  4. Brighton Dome

    Brighton Dome is one of the most vibrant arts and entertainment venues in South East England and...

    0.4 miles away
  5. Sea Life Centre

    Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step...

    0.41 miles away
  6. Komedia

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    0.43 miles away
  7. Brighton Wheel

    Brighton Wheel, on Brighton seafront, stands 45 metres in diameter and provides breath-taking,...

    0.45 miles away
  8. Volks Electric Railway

    Volk’s Railway was built in 1883 and is Britain’s oldest electric railway. It runs for 1¼ miles...

    0.54 miles away
  9. Chocolate Ecstasy Tours

    Brighton Chocolate Walking Tour by Chocolate Ecstasy Tours. Three hours of delicious fun! See the...

    0.59 miles away
  10. Brighton Cycle Hire

    Situated right under Brighton railway station, run by the bike shop Amsterdammers. Open: daily...

    0.66 miles away
  11. Phoenix Brighton

    Contemporary artworks, changing exhibitions. Generally open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Check website to...

    0.78 miles away
  12. Booth Museum of Natural History

    This fascinating museum houses exhibits that include hundreds of British birds displayed in...

    1.24 miles away
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