Brighton

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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
101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, England, BN1 4DJ
The price is £129 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Brighton. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,006 reviews)
Lovely
"Great stay for a family trip. 10 min walk to town parking opposite and station rooms were comfy though not luxurious BUT main areas were lovely. Foosball table and comfy chairs nice decor. Breakfast was outstanding with something fir everyone and great quality ingredients fresh etc. Would defo stay ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England, BN1 2GS
The price is £148 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Brighton. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,009 reviews)
Ideal position.
"Ideal position in Brighton for the lanes and pier. Very hot in the hotel during our stay. Been there many times and it all seems ok. The reception area was slow during check in and out. Other point was no water left in the room which leaves a two star feel."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England, BN1 2FW
The price is £166 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Brighton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,247 reviews)
Good stay but issues
"reception was not so good, had a call from them whilst out to check my CC details, as if I would discuss over the phone, very unprofessional in my view. Service charge in the bars, ridiculous! Service/staff as advised at breakfast exceptional so helpful and attentive, breakfast was really good, although ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

The Grand Brighton
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City Heart Brighton
City Heart Brighton
3 out of 5
64 East St, Brighton, England, BN1 1HQ
The price is £109 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Brighton. Enjoy free WiFi, 15 beach bars and beach volleyball on site. Popular attractions Brighton Beach and Brighton Marina ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Perfect city location
"Perfect location for the centre and beach, as to be expected a little nousy on the weekend, quite a tight staircase, so wouldnt recommend if you have mobility issues, communication excellent"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2022

City Heart Brighton
Brighton Square Apartments
Brighton Square Apartments
4 out of 5
22 Brighton Square, Brighton, England, BN1 1HD
The price is £144 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Brighton. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and on-site parking. Our guests praise the convenient parking in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (86 reviews)
"A suberb location- very nice apartment."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Brighton Square Apartments
The Loft Brighton
The Loft Brighton
4 out of 5
Flat 1, 39 st james street, Brighton, England, bn2 1rg
The price is £182 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Brighton. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Brighton Beach and Brighton Marina are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"A stylish apartment well located. With a few extra touches it could have been perfect. Eg a side table or coffee table in the lounge area, an extension lead to allow for plug in of chargers. And some more glasses mugs etc."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2021

The Loft 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.

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