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 Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
The price is CA $144 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Nestled on the beach, this Brighton City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach, and Friends Meeting House. Brighton ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (922 reviews)
"Very good for concert at the Brighton Centre....5 minute walk....had room overlooking courtyard....very quiet, had good nights sleep...tea and shower facilties good. No complaints"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England
The price is CA $150 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Beach, Regency Square, and Brighton Centre. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,168 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2021

The Grand Brighton
Malmaison Brighton
Malmaison Brighton
4 out of 5
Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $148 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in Seafront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rendezvous Casino and Brighton Marina. East Brighton Golf Club and Brighton Beach are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (953 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2021

Malmaison 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
11 Queen Square, Brighton, England
The price is CA $143 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Brighton City Centre, this aparthotel is steps from West Street and Brighton Clock Tower. Fabrica and North Laine are also within 5 minutes. Brighton ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (57 reviews)
"Only problem is location. The entrance can be blocked to cars by a taxi stand."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Grand Studio View
Grand Studio View
4 out of 5
9 Grand Parade, Brighton, England
Located in Brighton City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of North Laine and Victoria Gardens. Corn Exchange and Brighton Dome are also ...
Grand Studio View
The North Laine Boutique, Brighton
The North Laine Boutique, Brighton
3.5 out of 5
St. Georges Place, Brighton, England
Located in Brighton City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of North Laine and St. Bartholomew's Church. Brighton Toy and Model Museum ...
The North Laine Boutique, 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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