Hove Travel Guide

  • Hove
    by TheLongTone
  • Hove
    by TheLongTone
  • Hove
    by TheLongTone

Hove Things to Do

  • Promenade

    Promenade just like the locals. Sundays are for walking along the seafront. Pre-lunch, post-lunch. Dog-walkers, families, everyone.Just people watching and enjoying the architecture.

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  • Fly a kite

    Johnny's friend Çem is a bit of a kite buff, so kiting was the order of the day.Hove seafront is not the best place to fly a kite really. Of course if the wind is suitable you can chuck a simple single-line in the air and gaze up at it, but there isn't really the space for a multiple-line kite. You'll encounter a lampost or a human being, probably...

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  • Build a sandcastle

    Hove beach is a pebble beach. The rather sludgy sand only appears at low tide and it’s appearance is a cause for excitement.Pictured here is the traditional construction of a canal out to meet the incoming tide in order to speed the inevitable inundation.

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  • Go for a paddle

    ....Trousers rolledthe sea is coldand we all got chilblains'Rhincratic Oaths' from The Doughnut in Grannie's Greenhouse by Viv Stansall (RIP) & the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band.

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  • Brunswick Square

    This park was actually just in front of where I stayed in Hove, here on a sunny day you can have a nice & relax picnic, and if it is really getting too hot, the beach is just a 2 minutes walk from here.

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  • The beach

    You do not really associate England with a beach life ha? True, and here in Brighton & Hove is not exactly England, the beach is where everybody is….. In the summer ;-)

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  • BEACH HUT HEAVEN!

    Ah, the Great British Beach Hut! The beloved box of delights into which you can fit many things...as long as they are all incredibly small. Amazingly these tiny wooden huts can change hands for thousands of pounds - and why? Well, they enable beach bathing Brits to bring a little bit of home as close as is humanly possibly to the beach. Just think...

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  • HOVE'S 'NUCLEAR' DETERRENT!

    Any blighters thinking of invading Hove should pause and reflect now. For though we might seem mild and middle class you should be aware that we have our own nuclear deterrent! And what, may that be? Namely our beacon!Back in 1588 King Philip II of Spain made a dastardly attempt to introduce bullfighting and spangly trousers to England by sending a...

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  • LOOK FOR THE 'LESSER-SPOTTED CELEBRITY'!

    Well, there's plenty to see if you're into birdspotting. Though to be honest we're more geared up to cater for lovers of seagulls (of which there are many)...and starlings and pigeons (of which there are too many). To be fair the sight of thousands of starlings sweeping across the seafront each evening as they had for their roosting sites (see...

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Hove Hotels

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  • Seafield House

    23 Seafield Road, Hove, BN3 2TP, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • The Dudley Hotel

    Lansdowne Place, The Dudley Hotel, Hove, Sussex BN

Hove Restaurants

  • American diner in Hove

    Reliable diner that has salads, wraps, burgers, shakes etc... There's also a breakfast menu.The decor is American 50s surfer(although they are about to redecorate so it may change). It gets very busy on Sundays, and evenings in the week its fairly buzzy.We've been here regularly since it opened (about 6-8 years ago) Chicken burger.

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  • great ice-cream

    Never eaten in the restaurant strangely enough but I've sheltered from the rain and wind here on rougher days. The thing that sets this place apart though is the ice-cream. It is made on the premises. There is usually a very long queue at weekends on brighter days. I thoroughly recommend the pistaccio flavour....

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  • great ice-cream

    Never eaten in the restaurant strangely enough but I've sheltered from the rain and wind here on rougher days. The thing that sets this place apart though is the ice-cream. It is made on the premises. There is usually a very long queue at weekends on brighter days. I thoroughly recommend the pistaccio flavour....

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Hove Transportation

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    by Gili_S Written Dec 26, 2007

    The local transport of Brighton & Hove is easy to use, there are only buses here, no trams or underground but that is sufficient for the basic needs. Anyway, to most places around the centre you can just take a walk.

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Hove Shopping

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  • Made famous by Gordon Ramsay

    Just by Hove Lagoon there is a great fish and seafood shop. It used to be known to locals only but ever since Gordon was televised buying there its been more popular and expanded.Great selection of fresh fish and seafood. Also frozen.No good if you are staying in a hotel, although you could always have a bbq on the beach.

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  • IMPECCABLE TASTE

    Celebrating 60 years in business since their shop opened in 1948, Audrey's are renowned in Brighton and Hove for making the finest traditional handmade chocolates. Their speciality is fondant creams - I quote 'Traditional English Rose and Violets Creams are hand made in our kitchen to traditional recipes using the finest fondants, rose and violet...

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Hove Warnings and Dangers

  • GROYNE STRAIN

    You have no idea of the state and maintenance of other peoples groynes, so jolly well keep clear! Falling off a groyne can be dangerous, so don't mess around with 'em!!

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  • ..'ER...THESE ARE THE ONES I'M TALKING...

    No sniggering at the back! I will not have double entendres in the classroom!! These are the groynes in question!!!

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Hove Sports & Outdoors

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    by themajor Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    These chaps at Ocean Sports Board Riders have been assisting all those individuals who like balancing upon waterlogged planks since 1989. Apparently they are the biggest surf shop in the UK - more than likely, as there are hardly thousands of 'em filling the high streets. What's more, there is a 'genuine' American style diner adjacent to their establishment. Any passing American will doubtless testify whether it is more or less genuine than Dick Van Dyke's cockney accent in Mary Poppins. Either way, it always looks reassuringly busy!

    Equipment: Polished and elongated lumps of wood and associated flotsam and jetsam.

    UK SURF SHOP - WHATEVER NEXT!
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    • Surfing
    • Beaches
    • Water Sports

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