Brighton is often referred to as ‘London by the Sea’ - but we think it’s a lot better. Brighton is one of the most energetic, unique, vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe. Cosmopolitan, compact, exotic, historic, fun, lively, young and free-spirited, it's a city like no other. Nestling between the South Downs and the sea on the stunning south coast, Brighton offers everything from Regency heritage to beachfront cool. With a fantastic mix of iconic attractions, famed nightlife, award winning restaurants, funky arts, culture and year round festivals and events, Brighton really does have it all.
Brighton offers the visitor an abundance of culture to satisfy all tastes. When you’re here it’s worth a visit to the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Marina, Palace Pier, and the many museums and art galleries. The North Laines have a truly wonderful ambience about them, with 300 shops, 37 cafes, 22 pubs, 4 theatres, 2 museums, an award winning libary and the best selection of independent retailers on the south coast.
Your shopping experience can continue as you head down through the high street shops to the South Laines which have a totally different feel to the North. With many diverse and fascinating independent shops, cafes and restaurants you’ll be lost for hours. Now head further south to the beautiful Victorian seafront where you will find more shops, galleries, bars, and cafes directly on the beach. All in all it's a shopper's paradise.
The night life in Brighton is without doubt the best on the south coast and because of the city’s compact nature it’s arguably better than London. Brighton is packed with around 400 bars, pubs, live music venues, beach bars, cabarets, karaoke bars, night clubs, gay clubs, straight clubs, theatres, casinos and cinemas - get yourself out there and start exploring!