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  • Indoor Rock Climbing

    by daniellewk Written Jun 25, 2014

    What a fantastic time!

    I did a taster session of an hour and a half with a great instructor and it looked like they did all kinds of things, Junior Clubs, Birthday parties etc. I think I will definitely go back and try some more climbing, it felt like pretty good exercise the next day I can tell you!

    The wall was really big, loads of different routes and a whole section dedicated to bouldering. The instructor I had said they change up the routes regularly too.

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  • have fun

    by ali1234567 Written Jun 18, 2014

    I think that is a good idea to do activities in dyke road park because there are lots of games such as you can do exercise it is a interesting and big park where you can play football with your friends every time this park extremely crowded every weekend

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  • Relax on the beach ;-D

    by Thanusha Written Apr 10, 2013

    Just to see the waves and walk along the sea... Oh...What a lovely feeling it was. If someone comes to Brighton, it is a must that you visit the beach and sea. For lovers it is a very nice atmosphere...Just to sit on the stones and watch the sea and waves together with your lovedone...it is so romantic. Just a walk away is a very good restaurant. There you have to try Hot Chocolate with mashwallows. So delicious.

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  • Brighton Wheel

    by travelman92 Written Apr 10, 2013

    If you'd like to have a great overview of Brighton & Hove, this is the best attraction for your trip! The Brighton Wheel is a big carrusel at the Brighton beach. It's open from 10am till 11pm on weekends. On the wheel, you're able to see the whole city and its beautiful beach and of course the Brighton Pier. Try to book it at a dry day with sun. For about 8£, the wheel turns 4 times around. The capsules have aircon and an audible guide.

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    Victoria Fountain

    by zadunajska8 Written Jan 8, 2012

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    The Victoria Fountain in the Old Steine was inaugurated on 25 May 1846 for the 27th birthday of Queen Victoria. It was cast locally in Brighton and consists of 2 shallow basins supported by 3 cast iron dolphins over the large pool of water below. The base of the fountain is made of sarsen stones which were found in the Steine by workmen in 1823.

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    Brighton Museum

    by zadunajska8 Written Jan 8, 2012

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    The brighton Museum is set in the Royal Pavilion Gardens and contains an interesting collection of exhibits on local history, a small section on ancient Egypt and some art exhibitions. It's free entry but donations are, as always, welcomed.

    The main hall of the ground floor is occupied by the 20th century art and design section - which is essentially a collection of slightly quirky furnishings. Not really my thing, but very interesting to some I'm sure. The best thing I found in this area was the building itself. Look up at the roof and balconies.

    Also on the ground floor is the local history collection which is very interesting if you want to know something about how Brighton developed and became the special place it is today.

    The World Art section is the only place where I have seen Buddhas displayed alongside a table football game. Typically Brighton quirky...

    Upstairs is the space for tempoary exhibitions and the last few parts of the permanent collection. The area entitled 'Performance' has some interesting ceremonial costumes from around the world, and being Brighton...a Punch and Judy to go with them!

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    BRIGHTON MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

    by themajor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Still looking spruce after it's £10 million refurbishment Brighton Museum and Art Gallery has an interesting assortment of exhibits, ranging from a wonderful Dali sofa based on Mae West's lips to tribal ethnic art, paintings, historical costumes and local history galleries. It is also the base for the Brighton History Centre where you can access all the local genealogical records as well as many other national birth marriage and deaths records via microfiche. Like so many museums nowadays it can lay claim to a rather nice café selling sandwiches, soups , salads, cakes and other delights and a small but perfectly formed trendy shop. Definitely worth a visit as it is absolutely free. (some special exhibitions might apply an entry fee)

    Opening Times
    Tuesday: 10am-7pm
    Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: 2-5pm
    Closed Mondays, except public holidays 10am-5pm

    Museum entrance Leave your pet mice at home! View from the balcony caf��
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    Small but cutting edge art gallery

    by amapola66 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    "o contemporary is one of the UK's top contemporary art spaces, showcasing a compelling and diverse selection of national and international artists' work"

    Located in Trafalgar St in the north lanes, there is always something of interest to see at this gallery. Fast moving exhibitions have included artists such as Damien Hurst, Tracey Emin and the like.

    Current Exhibition (10th Nov - 9th Dec '07) is "cor da rua" (street colour) a 2 month, 10-artist celebration of the best in Brazilian urban art, considered by many to be the most significant genre in the global urban art movement.

    Tuesd - Frid 10 - 5.30 pm
    Sat - 10 - 6 pm
    Sund - 12 - 5 pm

    Uncle Dread & Little Rock Chic - O Contemporary O Contemporary
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    Ship street indoor market

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A somewhat ecelctic mix of stalls can be found in the Ship Street market. It all had a rather bohemian and hippy feel to it, much in keeping with studenty feel of much of the town

    Most of it was the usual collections of perfumes clothes furniture and trinkets imported from the developing world. One stall didi seem to stand out to me. The 'Twisted Tinkerbell' ( the fairy taylor (sic)) produced some truely outrageous clothes that were cobbled together from previously worn garments. Wonderfully green and funky, but probably not a great idea to wear one of her creations to a job interview.

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    Take Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel

    by amapola66 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Took my Mum for a very posh afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel.

    Lots of cucumber, egg mayo and salmon sandwiches, all without crusts and all tasting very yummy - followed by an enormous amount of daintily decorated little cakes and the traditional British cream tea.

    You can drink as much of a great assortment of teas as you like, or be even more decadent and order champagne.

    Dress code is relaxed and you can sit and people watch in the comfy chairs after which you can recover from the huge amount of fat you have just devoured!

    Take your Mum, she'll love it!

    Recently took the Small Person for a half term treat and she loved it too. Amazingly, there were just too many cakes to manage at the time, we had to get a cake box to take the rest home before we popped !

    Small Person, Large Amount of Cakes
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  • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Recently re-opened after a multi-million pound restoration this museum would be a lovely place to visit on a wet afternoon. Luckily for me it was sunny and warm! (But I would give it a visit another time!!!)

    Brighton Museum

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    City Sightseeing Brighton.

    by a5floor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This bus brings makes a round through Brighton. There are 11 stops during this ride:
    - Grand Junction Road (opposite Coach Station): Palace Pier, Pool Valley Coach Station, Sea Life Centre, Tourist Information Centre.
    - King's Road: West Pier (not open to the public), Regency Square, Bandstand.
    - Western Road: Churchill Square Shopping Centre.
    - Brighton Station: Railway Station.
    - North Road: North Laine (Antiques, Bric-a-brac & Bookshops).
    - Madeira Drive: Sea Life Centre.
    - Madeira Drive: Volks Electric Railway.
    - Madeira Drive: Peter Pan Amusements.
    - Roedan Road: Golf Course, Roedean School.
    - Brighton Marina: Shopping Outlet.
    - New Road: Royal Pavilion, The Dome, Art Gallery & Musuem.

    The buses are going daily. You can buy your ticket by the busdriver. The price for a ticket was GBP 6,50 on 25 August 2003.

    For general inquiries: +44-(0)1789-294466
    For private hires: +44-(0)1273-540893
    Fax: +44-(0)1708-864340

    southcoast@city-sightseeing.com

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    MECHANICAL MEMORIES

    by alyf1961 Written Mar 24, 2009

    Mechanical memories is a cute little museum of Victorian penny arcade games. You buy some Victorian pennies at the desk then put the pennies in various contraptions to make them work. Although it is very dated now these amusements must have seemed wonderful to the Victorians.

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  • Ladyboys of Bangkok

    by julia79 Written Jan 7, 2009

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    It was really a great time watching them dancing and joking on the stage. Well, let me explain-this is a troupe of 16 exotic girls... but in fact they are boys. Watching them made me feel like I am really an ugly woman. Those boys were so beautiful, dressed in female clothes, with make-up and hair-styles.
    They were performing songs and sketches, sometimes they were vulgar, but really nice people:) Well, if you are a conservative person-just don't waste your time to look at them.
    They were a part of the Brighton Festival.

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    Saltdean Lido and beach

    by SibFan Written Nov 4, 2008

    Saltdean is a predominantly residential suburb built around a valley and oval park. Traditionally it has had something of a blue-rinse image but this is no longer entirely justified. Architecturally Saltdean is dominated by two fine Art Deco buildings designed by R.W.H. Jones: the former Ocean Hotel (currently being redeveloped as flats) and Saltdean Lido, the only one of Brighton's three open-air lidos to survive.
    The pool at the Lido is only open in the summer and recent alterations have somewhat compromised the integrity of the original design: the original paddling pool is now full of stones, and the main pool is now divided into smaller areas for paddling and swimming; also, the original diving facilities have been removed. But it is something of a miracle that the Lido survives at all, and it is well worth a look.
    There is access by tunnel from the car park areas to the main beach and an undercliff walk, constructed in the 1930s, that leads all the way to Brighton. Although the beach is mostly shingle (more so since 'improvements' that were made in the 1990s), it is a popular destination with lifeguards on duty in summer. In winter, if you don't mind getting soaked occasionally, the Undercliff Walk is a dramatic place to view huge waves crashing ashore.
    There is ample free parking, playground facilities in the oval park, a café above the beach tunnel, and several pubs just inland.

    Saltdean Lido Saltdean cliffs, beach and undercliff walk Saltdean beach at dusk
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