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The Lanes
Brighton

The Lanes which includes signage

One of Brighton’s most popular shopping areas is a set of old winding streets lined with everything from antique shops to quirky boutiques. 

The Lanes is a cluster of intersecting alleys that’s home to a bustling hub of shopping and dining. Look for jewelry, antiques, rare books and designer fashions while admiring the neighborhood’s attractive Regency architecture.

The Lanes area was once the heart of a small fishing village. Its streets are lined with colorful 17th-century cottages. Notice how the homes are built quite close together, with matching overhanging roofs. This design was intended to help protect the buildings against storm damage. During the mid-19th century these properties were converted into shops.

Wander through the jumble of alleyways and narrow passages, which give a sense of Brighton’s original layout.

The Lanes is a wonderful place for antique collectors, with shops ranging from small independent outlets to larger antique malls that rent out stalls to vendors. The area is known for offering high-end collectibles and specialty pieces, so expect prices that attract serious buyers. Jewelry shops are also particularly prevalent in The Lanes, with antique jewelry vendors interspersed amid more modern boutiques.

Treat yourself to lunch in a trendy al fresco restaurant where you may be entertained by a musical performance. Buskers bolster the beguiling atmosphere created by the graceful arcades, brick-paved streets and flint stone walls.

Go over to the lively Brighton Square, which forms the heart of The Lanes. Check out the lovely bronze fountain depicting dolphins and children swimming together. Find a seat on a bench and enjoy the atmosphere, or relax on one of the many café terraces lining the square.

In the evening, go for a drink in The Cricketers, which claims to be Brighton’s oldest pub. It was established in 1547 and is known to have been a favorite watering hole of author Graham Greene. Jack the Ripper suspect Robert Stephenson is said to have stayed in the building before moving to Whitechapel in London.

Find The Lanes off North Street in Brighton’s old town. The area is within walking distance of the Brighton Royal Pavilion and the seashore.


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Brighton Square Apartments
Brighton Square Apartments
4 out of 5
22 Brighton Square, Brighton, England
The price is ¥16,306 per night from May 13 to May 13
Located in The Lanes, this apartment building is steps from Friends Meeting House, Brighton Theatre Royal, and Brighton Royal Pavilion. Brighton Pier and Brighton ...
4.4/5Excellent! (51 reviews)
Top marks!
"Very happy with our stay. Lovely apartment with all the facilities we needed. In a great location."

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Brighton Square Apartments
The Lanes Residence
The Lanes Residence
4 out of 5
39 Brighton Square, Brighton, England
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Located in The Lanes, this apartment building is steps from Brighton Royal Pavilion, Brighton Theatre Royal, and Brighton Lanes. Old Police Cells Museum and ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Lovely apartment in an excellent location. Alex was really helpful and gave some great restaurant and bar recommendations."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

The Lanes Residence
No 5
No 5
3.5 out of 5
Raised ground floor flat, 5 Bedford, Place, Brighton, England
The price is ¥92,553 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in The Lanes, this vacation home is steps from Chapel Royal, Brighton Royal Pavilion, and Brighton Theatre Royal. Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are ...
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Sea View Central Lanes Apartment
Sea View Central Lanes Apartment
Brighton, ENG
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Located in The Lanes, this apartment building is steps from Fabrica and Brighton Theatre Royal. Brighton Centre and Brighton Beach are also within 10 minutes. ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Excellent location and easy access
"We spent a great Holiday in this Apartment. It's located perfectly at the seaside near the city center. Everythinh what is needed is within walking distance. No keys but an access system with personal code makes it easy and flexible when we were 8 people who not always should enter the Apartment ..."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Sea View Central Lanes Apartment
Corner Cottage - Three Bedroom House, Sleeps 6
Corner Cottage - Three Bedroom House, Sleeps 6
Brighton, ENG
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Located in The Lanes, this vacation home is steps from Chapel Royal and Brighton Royal Pavilion. Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are also within 5 minutes. ...
Corner Cottage - Three Bedroom House, Sleeps 6
Brand New, Sleeps 4, In The Heart Of The Lanes
Brand New, Sleeps 4, In The Heart Of The Lanes
Brighton, ENG
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Located in The Lanes, this romantic apartment building is steps from Friends Meeting House, Brighton Royal Pavilion, and Brighton Theatre Royal. Brighton Pier ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Finding your way through the Lanes is really the only challenge
"Great place, completely updated recently and perfectly clean. Fantastic location, once you find it. :) The navigation app didn't do a great job, so familiarize yourself with the area before you set out, especially by car."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2019

Brand New, Sleeps 4, In The Heart Of The Lanes
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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