Brighton Travel Guide

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Brighton Highlights

  • Pro
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     Always something going on/ relaxed atmosphere 

  • Con
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     a bit pricey, lots of tourists - crowded 

  • In a nutshell
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     Bohemian atmosphere, the British No.1 gay seaside resort 

Brighton Things to Do

  • Royal Pavilion

    A visit to the Royal Pavilion should not be missed if you are at Brighton. First, I think we nearly walked the whole way around the Pavilion to find the entry point, some how, we must have missed the sign pointing to the entrance. It was all good though, because we saw all sides of the Pavilion. The outside was impressive, so what would the inside...

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  • Palace Pier

    The most important building in Brighton its of course, Brighton Pier. Brighton Pier is the connection with the sea, It has attractions such as , restaurants and games for all family's members. They have a multiple for activities during the year, you never feel bored in Brighton pier. You can find the most typical food in England, Fish and Chips,...

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  • The Lanes

    The Lanes is a small area of specialist shops (especially jewellers), restaurants and pubs within a stone's throw of the sea and pier. Just wander. People watch in good weather. All restaurants on a sunny Sunday in June were packed. Where do all these people come from?

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Brighton Restaurants

  • Great tapas

    This place is great - very good selection of different tapas.We had 2 jugs of sangria and 2 dishes each with some meats and cheese as a side, and it was £20 each for 5 of us.Service was decent enough and the food very good.

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  • Great Greek Food

    Great atmosphere. All the food is very tasty and prepared with care. My meze, which was suppose to be only a starter was so large that I only had another starter for a main. Meze and the fried haloumi

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  • BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH

    I first noticed this Restaurant/Bar/Venue on the way to Brighton Pier. Located right on the beach, it has an excellent view of the Pier and the Sea. Its low stone walls and wooden gates separate you from the beach, but still leave that windswept feeling you want for an exceptional dinning experience. The food and friendly staff top of a virtuoso...

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  • Pub on the Beach

    There is a Pub on the beach in Brighton. It's called Wahoo West Beach. This Pub is for young people, whose want to have fun with their friends. The Drinks are very cheap and the location is perfect. The Pub also show all good matches of the Premiere League and Champions League. There isn't any Dress Code

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  • Football in Brighton

    There is an Pub called King & Queen in Brighton. The Pub is very nice, because there is all very cheap and they show all matches of football there. The King & Queen is a good place for young people to watch a match or chilling around with some friends. There isn't any Dress Code.

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  • Beer and Football, what else?

    The atmosphere in the King & Queen pub is fantastic. It is not a normal pub where you can drink beer only. They offer fresh food, SKY TV, two big screens, some small screens and even more screens. Also there are pool tables upstairs. In the King & Queen you get free WIFI. They show live sports, as for example the Champions League. You will never be...

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Brighton Transportation

  • Train

    It is easy to get to Brighton from London. There are regular departures from London Bridge and Victoria stations. The trip takes about an hour and if you buy tickets well in advance you can get a really good deal. For as little as 5 pounds on Southern Railways with an advance ticket.

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  • Easy Buses

    It's very easy to get a bus in Brighton and its surrounding area. You just need a "seven day saver" ticket bus and you can catch the bus whenever you want without spending money. If you have this ticket , you're ready to go around Brighton!Schedules aren't a big problem because some buses arrive at the bus stop every 6/7 minutes and others every...

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  • Route 77 Open Top Bus to Devils Dyke

    Bus Route 77 is a lovely vintage open top which runs to Devils Dyke in the Sussex downs during the weekends and school holidays.Click ink below for timetable.

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Brighton Shopping

  • Wonderful food and a coffee shop

    Lying in the lovely little village of Ditchling, 'Chestertons' is one of the best food shops I've ever seen. All manner of local breads, meats cheeses, pates, jams and what-not compete for space against the more mundane items.The place was so well arranged and displayed it seems a pity to take stuff to the counter. They also have a small coffee...

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  • Some Alternative Shopping

    The Lanes are a popular area of Brighton. The shops are bright and different. Clothes, shoes, antiques, beads and anything else you can think off. Browse or spend but enjoy the adventure.

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  • Amazing shops in North Laine

    Brighton is a fantastic city to go shopping: you can find everything! Usual clothes' shops, books' shop, candies' shop, etc. But what makes it special is North Laine's shops!If you walk in its streets you find small, ethnic, exotic and funky shops: it's like the hippies' homeland and it's cheaper than other shops.It's an amazing show to see, so...

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Brighton Local Customs

  • Burning of the clocks

    This is not a long-standing tradition - its probably been going for 10 or so years, but its fun.In December, at around the time of the shortest day there is a celebration in Brighton that features a parade of paper lanterns lit by candles. The lanterns range from small and simple to massive and exotic. Many of them are made by local children.There...

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  • English pubs

    For many locals the English pubs are their second home and a perfect place for conversation.English Pubs usually don't have a waiter service. You have to go to the bar to buy your drinks and to pay immediately after your order. The beers for sale are either on draught (on tap), in bottles or cans. Famous types of british beers are: Ale, Mild,...

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  • THE EVENING ARGUS - AVAILABLE MORNINGS!

    Well if you want to know what's going on in and around Brighton then you could do a lot worse than buy THE local paper, 'The Evening Argus'. Curiously it's normally available in the shops around lunchtime which tells you quite a lot about the need to sell large quantities of newspapers and rather less about their standards of timekeeping.

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Brighton Warnings and Dangers

  • CAR PARKS

    Arriving at Brighton, it seemed like every man and his dog were here too!Trying to find a car park was hard! We drove round and round more than once without any luck in finding a street park.I did happen to notice a parking station sign on one of our "rounds,' and we managed to find that and park there. It was by no means full, and not that far to...

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  • BRIGHTON BEACH

    Brighton Beach, and one look at it and I wondered how all those people could enjoy it!Certainly, don't expect the Beach to yourself, there are lots and lots of people, but what I couldn't get over, was all the pebble's, not even an inch of sand. Of course they have Deck chairs to sit on, so that makes it a little better.So, if you come from a...

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  • Brighton Restaurants - hygiene ratings

    There are some great restaurants in Brighton (and Hove). However, there have always been those that cut corners on hygiene. It is now very easy to see which restaurants, cafes and take-aways are not so good at hygiene. Brighton & Hove Council have an inspection process that results in all food establishments having their ratings clearly visible on...

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Brighton Tourist Traps

  • ROCK !

    BRIGHTON ROCK (AKA Blackpool Rock, Skegness Rock, etc.). What is ROCK? Brighton Rock is a circular stick shaped piece of sugar, pure and simple. These are nuclear engines when ingested by unsuspecting children and Mums and Dads still think this would be a great thing to buy. ‘Gee honey, why are the kids sadistically hyper?’ Yes, sugar that has...

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  • Brighton Pier

    I really did not enjoy my time on the pier, but then again people will say when in Brighton .... The arcade is full of youngsters (some not so young) wasting away their pocket money on arcade games, cheap junky prizes & the sound of clink clink of cash is unbearable.When you get out of that pit (or you can bypass it) you are greeted by little shops...

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  • Expencive drinks

    In the Plaza cafe the food was advertised as 5.99 for two coarses but when you order drinks you don't know what they charge unless you ask we didn't it was 4.00 for a bottle of water and I think it was 5.00 for a small Budweiser. Make sure you know what they charge then decide if you want it. Go have a pub lunch the drinks will be the same price...

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Brighton What to Pack

  • Take warm clothes with you!

    I think it would be good to take one suitcase with you and a handbag. A piece of hand luggage you should take with you when you go back home. There are a lot of shops in Brighton. The weather here isn't very good. It rains a lot and the temperature is absolutely freezing. So take warm clothes and warm, waterproof shoes with you. It will be very...

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  • Bill Bryson - Notes from a small island

    Notes from a small island by Bill Bryson tells the story of Bryson's last trip around Britain before moving back to the States after almost 20 years on the British island. The book is packed with interesting and funny stories about travelling as it really happens. By reading the book you get a nice insight into the life of the British people and...

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  • Warm jumper, Umbrella and Sunglasses !

    Bring clothes for all weather! Bring a warm jumper to Brighton. Although we seem to get warmer weather than the rest of the UK, it is totally and unpredictably changeable. You can go into a shop from brilliant sunshine and come out 20 mins later into a thick sea mist!Also bring sunglasses, suncream in the summer and a mac and umbrella 'ella ella...

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Brighton Off The Beaten Path

  • ARUNDEL CASTLE

    After departing from Brighton, our next stop was to be Arundel Castle.I'm afraid, this didn't happen, as even though it was only 20km's from Brighton, the heavy traffic put an end to it as it took forever to do the 20kms, and on arrival, we were too close to closing time to go inside.So, and outside view it was, and this is one impressive looking...

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  • St Bartholomew's Church

    St Bartholomew's dates from 1874 and claims to be the tallest parish church in Britain, if not Europe at 135ft. The church was originallt built to serve the fast growing population in this area of working class Brighton (mainly railway workers in this area). It is built in the Italian Gothic Style out of red brick and is now a grade 1 listed...

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  • A walk in the Lewis woods

    If the weather is nice and you have transport, it is well worth attempting to burn off some of a large British Sunday roast with a walk in the woods.This autumn just gone, found myself, 'Aunty & Uncle Wife', 'The Little Rock Chick & my 2nd daughter', 'Princess Fairy' and 'Rocky dog', doing just that after a huge lunch at the aformentioned Cock...

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Brighton Sports & Outdoors

  • Sailing, windsurfing

    You can learn to windsurf at Hove Lagoon. Shallow water and ideal for beginners. Also dinghy sailing. There are courses for yacht sailing at Brighton Marina.For anyone who is an experienced sailor, you can try to get a ride on one of the yachts that race every week (usually Sunday morning, although this summer they've moved the races to Sat...

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  • Wikipedia is wrong (again) on this one.

    Yep, i've never ticked 'beach activities' before, but now I have.Jokari is orginally a french game, but it was a Brighton company (well Hove anyway) that commercialised this game. Essentially it consisted of two wooden paddles and a ball on a long piece of elastic. 'Squash without the court', as it said on the boxes. There is a fascinating website...

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  • More beach/sea activities

    There's loads to do on Brighton beach in the summer, including windsurfing and sailing! Check the Brighton Sailing Club website for all the details about what to do and when etc. Check with the Sailing Club.

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Brighton Favorites

  • Car Boot Sale and Sunday Lunch

    Pop up to the Sunday morning flea market/car boot sale, where you'll find all manner of strange and interesting articles for cheap. (The earlier, the better).This used to be held held in the car park at the back of Brighton Station, but is now held a Brighton Marina (out of city center).. There are usually some familiar (for me anyway!) and...

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  • Brighton Pier

    It was known as Palace Pier before, but was renamed to Brighton Pier in 2000. Palace Pier costed 137 000 GBP to be built and opened in 1899.Really a good place to walk and have fun, to eat something and look at the beach. I tried to catch some of the toys in one of the pictures, but I was in bankruptcy and still couldn't. So, don't waste your...

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  • Strange tourist's LOL

    One afternoon, whilst me and my husband were visiting Brighton, we were sat on a wooden park bench on the promenade, when a coach full of German tourists got off the coach behind us. All of a sudden, right behind me, we heard a young man's voice going "Oh my god, it's Elizabeth Taylor!"..... Funny really, considering my hair is blonde, and not...

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