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Brighton

Travel Guide
Brighton Beach which includes a pebble beach

A famous beach, grandiose architecture, bohemian lifestyle and bustling shopping and nightlife districts make this one of England’s favorite coastal cities. 

Brighton is among the most flamboyant cities in the United Kingdom. Once a fishing village, its popularity grew when royals came in search of medicinal seawater. Today Brighton blends the charm of a traditional Victorian-era seaside resort with the creativeness of its alternative, hipster population. Bachelor and bachelorette parties flock to Brighton for its nightlife while mods cruise the coastline on scooters and day trippers explore a labyrinth of shopping streets.

Brighton Beach is the quintessential city image, where fish and chip shops, ice cream parlors and fading Victorian-era hotels line a promenade that runs parallel to a long shingle coastline. Thousands descend upon the beach on sunny days to dabble in watersports, play Frisbee and relax on deckchairs.

The amusement rides at Brighton Pier, Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Centre concert venue provide non-stop entertainment for all the family. Snap a photo of the multicolored beach huts that front Hove Lawns.

Wander through The Lanes, an area of zigzagging alleys home to boutiques, chocolatiers, jewelers and milliners. Varied restaurants, comedy clubs, pubs and jazz cafés offer food and nightlife options for all tastes. Hear gruesome crime stories at the Old Police Cells Museum.

Experience the life of British monarchs at the opulent Royal Pavilion. The adjoining Royal Pavilion Gardens is a green oasis in the heart of the city that attracts birds and butterflies. See Egyptian artifacts, exhibits about city history and 20th-century art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Brighton Dome and the Theatre Royal Brighton put on year-round schedules of performing arts.

Spot examples of Regency and Victorian architecture in the affluent districts of Clifton Hill and Montpelier. Soccer fans can attend a match of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club at the American Express Community Stadium. View the city from a different perspective on a cruise from Brighton Marina.

Located on England’s southeast coast, Brighton is just a 1-hour train ride from London. Summer is the busiest period and the time for festivals such as Brighton Fringe, Brighton Pride and Brighton Mod Weekender.

Where to stay in Brighton

Royal Albion Hotel
Royal Albion Hotel
3 out of 5
35 Old Steine, Brighton, England
The price is ¥7,990 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Pier and Brighton Beach. Brighton Centre and Brighton ...
2.9/5 (901 reviews)
"Location was brilliant but the parking was non existent"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Royal Albion Hotel
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Hilton Brighton Metropole
4 out of 5
Kings Road, East Sussex, Brighton, England
The price is ¥19,634 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Nestled on the beach, this Brighton City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Beach and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Brighton Pier and Brighton ...
3.6/5Good! (946 reviews)
"The property is very close to the beach and several restaurants."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Hilton Brighton Metropole
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥23,970 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Nestled on the beach, this Brighton City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Pier. Brighton Centre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (914 reviews)
"Unfortunately I have to start off with a BIG negative. When I checked into my executive sea view room, for which I paid supplements, I was told the room would not be serviced for my entire stay. This information should have been available at time of booking and not once I've already paid and I'm ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
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Brighton Square Apartments
Brighton Square Apartments
4 out of 5
22 Brighton Square, Brighton, England
The price is ¥17,868 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
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! (55 reviews)
"The apartment is lovely and very clean. The shower is also"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Brighton Square Apartments
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
4 out of 5
11 Queen Square, Brighton, England
The price is ¥19,612 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Brighton City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of West Street, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Centre. Brighton Theatre Royal and Brighton ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
"Loved this Aparthotel, was in a great location, rooms were amazing, you can really tell the facility is new. Would definitely stay again, but would probably get the train as the off-site parking can tally up if you are staying for a long weekend. Can't wait to come back :)"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Birch in the Lanes
Birch in the Lanes
3 out of 5
Middle Street, Brighton, England
The price is ¥23,404 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Brighton City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Fabrica, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Centre. Brighton Pier and Brighton ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Great style, very friendly, very clean. Brilliant location."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Birch in 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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