Brighton & Hove

Brighton and Hove

Type:Towns & Villages

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1JA
Brighton & Hove


Brighton & Hove, one of Britain's liveliest cities, has a bohemian, artistic and eccentric atmosphere that can't be found anywhere else in the UK. There's elegant Regency architecture, museums and galleries, great shopping, stylish cafés, bars and restaurants, glittering nightlife, arts and theatre and all the fun of the seaside.

The city's made for walking, so explore the narrow alleys of the 17th century Lanes, a maze of smart shops selling antiques, jewellery and designer clothes, and the bohemian North Laine, full of unusual and eccentric shops. Find all your favourite high street names under one roof at the award-winning Churchill Square shopping mall or discover the designer discount outlets at Brighton Marina.

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

Things to do in Brighton

Don't miss the Royal Pavilion, King George IV's seaside fantasy palace with its Indian domes and oriental interiors - Europe's most extraordinary royal palace. There's all the fun of the fair on the Victorian Brighton Pier with its whirling Waltzers, fish & chips and candy floss. Stroll along the vibrant beachfront with its lively cafés and bars, pubs and clubs, Artists' and Fishing Quarters, beach volleyball court, children's play area and dramatic sculptures framing the sea views. And don’t miss the chance to board the British Airways i360 viewing tower and glide up to 450ft for the best views in Brighton!

The arts play a major part in city life especially in May when the Brighton Festival, England's largest international arts festival, attracts thousands of people to hundreds of events for 3 weeks. You can see pre and post-West End shows at the Theatre Royal, arts and comedy at Komedia, classical concerts at the Brighton Dome and pop stars at the Brighton Centre.

The city's museums are treasure houses of inspiring objects from all eras and cultures. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery has dynamic and innovative new galleries, which feature exciting interactive displays appealing to all ages.

Discover Brighton's origins at the Fishing Museum and its development at the 1820's Regency Town House, while a visit to Preston Manor gives a glimpse into the life of a prosperous Edwardian family and their servants. And there's always something happening on the seafront and in the streets - classic car rallies and cycle races, fun runs and French markets, parties and processions.

Brighton's nightlife is relaxed and fun-fuelled, with stylish bars, traditional pubs and the biggest selection of restaurants outside London - over 400 serving mouthwatering cuisine from around the world. There's live music nearly every night of the week and the club scene is legendary. 

Explore this vibrant coastal city with this family fun outdoor style escape room book from Mystery Guides Treasure Hunt Adventures.

Accommodation in Brighton

The Grand Brighton is an iconic Victorian property that is steeped in British history and stands centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront. From the stunning sweeping spiral staircase and traditional period design, to the beautiful sea view rooms and our contemporary brand new restaurant Cyan, the Grand experience is treating yourself to the best.

Amsterdam Hotel  boasts all front rooms have stunning views over Brighton's famous Pier, beach and seafront and are fitted with multi-channel digital LCD flat screen TVs. The hotel has arge modern rooms most with large en-suite walk in showers or wet rooms, all with large double or twin single beds, TV and Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Looking for a self catering cottage near Brighton? Take a look at Amberley House Cottages with a host of stunning cottages throughout East Sussex and it's surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for accommodation by the beach or an escape to the South Downs, you'll be spoilt for choice with the selection on offer. 

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  • Tourism South East Award -App - Brighton App - Brighton 2012

What's Nearby

  1. Sea Life Brighton

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

    0.03 miles away
  2. Brighton Palace Pier

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

    0.05 miles away
  3. Brighton & Hove Seafront

    Bustling Brighton & Hove promenade is perfect for a leisurely stroll where you can relax…

    0.06 miles away
  1. Volk's Electric Railway

    Britain's oldest electric railway built in 1883, running for one and a quarter miles…

    0.17 miles away
  2. Royal Pavilion

    The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history…

    0.18 miles away
  3. Adventure Connections Hen & Stag Activities

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    Heaps of activities, superior stag and…

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  4. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

    Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of…

    0.24 miles away
  5. Theatre Royal Brighton

    Theatre Royal Brighton presents a sensational programme of West End drama, musicals,…

    0.28 miles away
  6. Brighton Dome

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

    0.28 miles away
  7. Komedia

    Based in the heart of the North Laine, the Komedia has an exciting all-year programme of…

    0.38 miles away
  8. Brighton Beach

    Brighton's popular shingle and sand beach in one of Britain's most famous seaside…

    0.38 miles away
  9. Brighton Centre

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

    0.45 miles away
  10. Phoenix Brighton

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

    0.62 miles away
  11. British Airways i360

    Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before!

    0.65 miles away
  12. Brighton Racecourse

    Brighton Racecourse is the fun and friendly seaside racecourse
    overlooking the Brighton…

    1.21 miles away
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