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Brighton

Travel Guide
Brighton Beach which includes a pebble beach

A famous beach, grandiose architecture, bohemian lifestyle and bustling shopping and nightlife districts make this one of England’s favorite coastal cities. 

Brighton is among the most flamboyant cities in the United Kingdom. Once a fishing village, its popularity grew when royals came in search of medicinal seawater. Today Brighton blends the charm of a traditional Victorian-era seaside resort with the creativeness of its alternative, hipster population. Bachelor and bachelorette parties flock to Brighton for its nightlife while mods cruise the coastline on scooters and day trippers explore a labyrinth of shopping streets.

Brighton Beach is the quintessential city image, where fish and chip shops, ice cream parlors and fading Victorian-era hotels line a promenade that runs parallel to a long shingle coastline. Thousands descend upon the beach on sunny days to dabble in watersports, play Frisbee and relax on deckchairs.

The amusement rides at Brighton Pier, Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Centre concert venue provide non-stop entertainment for all the family. Snap a photo of the multicolored beach huts that front Hove Lawns.

Wander through The Lanes, an area of zigzagging alleys home to boutiques, chocolatiers, jewelers and milliners. Varied restaurants, comedy clubs, pubs and jazz cafés offer food and nightlife options for all tastes. Hear gruesome crime stories at the Old Police Cells Museum.

Experience the life of British monarchs at the opulent Royal Pavilion. The adjoining Royal Pavilion Gardens is a green oasis in the heart of the city that attracts birds and butterflies. See Egyptian artifacts, exhibits about city history and 20th-century art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Brighton Dome and the Theatre Royal Brighton put on year-round schedules of performing arts.

Spot examples of Regency and Victorian architecture in the affluent districts of Clifton Hill and Montpelier. Soccer fans can attend a match of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club at the American Express Community Stadium. View the city from a different perspective on a cruise from Brighton Marina.

Located on England’s southeast coast, Brighton is just a 1-hour train ride from London. Summer is the busiest period and the time for festivals such as Brighton Fringe, Brighton Pride and Brighton Mod Weekender.

Where to stay in Brighton

Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
4 out of 5
The price is £79 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in Brighton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton Dome and Brighton Theatre Royal. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"All was good thank you"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2021

Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
The price is £125 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Nestled on the beach, this Brighton City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier. Brighton Centre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (925 reviews)
"Liked: great location, friendly staff, spacious and light-filled hotel interior, nice room Issues: didn't realise there was no daily room service"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
The price is £190 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Brighton Centre and Brighton Beach. Brighton Pier and British ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,180 reviews)
"Excellent hotel think a nice gym especially now days"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

The Grand Brighton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
4 out of 5
The price is £135 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Brighton City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of West Street, Brighton Beach and Brighton Centre. Brighton Theatre Royal and Brighton ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
"Excellent location, modern clean interior and room was equipped well."

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
The Boardwalk Apartments
The Boardwalk Apartments
4 out of 5
The Boardwalk, Brighton, England
The price is £280 per night from 28 Jul to 28 Jul
Located in Seafront, this beach apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brighton Marina and Brighton Beach. Brighton Pier and Brighton Royal Pavilion are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (91 reviews)
Weekend in Brighton
"Really clean and nice flat. Check in was easy, parking underground, all good"

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

The Boardwalk Apartments
Isabella Penthouse 15th Floor, Seafront
Isabella Penthouse 15th Floor, Seafront
5 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Brighton City Centre apartment building is steps away from Regency Square, Brighton Beach and British Airways i360. Brighton Centre ...
Isabella Penthouse 15th Floor, Seafront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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