Brighton is one of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe. Cosmopolitan, energetic, fun, young, Brighton offers everything from its regency architectural heritage to its beachfront cool. Situated just under an hour from central London, nearly eight million tourists visit Brighton every year.
With a fantastic mix of iconic attractions, some of the best bars, nightclubs, restaurants and festivals, Brighton really does have it all.
One of Brighton’s most beautiful attractions is the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent, transformed by John Nash into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in Britain. The Pavilion houses furniture and works of art including original pieces lent by HM the Queen. Tickets for the royal pavilion cost 9.50 for adults and 5.40 for children between 5-15.
Brighton Pier is a Victorian pier which opened in 1899 and now offers various food and drink outlets, fairground attractions and a palace of fun arcades offering some of the latest arcade games available. Brighton pier is also famous for its thrilling rides for adults as well as children.
Brighton beach is famous for its pebble beach and has an array of trendy cafes and bars. You can either soak up the sun and the atmosphere or try your hand at one of the many beach and water sports or the variety of sailing activities.
Just minutes away from the beach, you can find yourself in the bustling city centre where you can find anything from high street brands within the Churchill square shopping centre to chic boutiques, funky fashion shops to art stores in Brighton’s famous shopping streets “the Lanes”.For something different you can pop over to Brighton Marina where you can find some of the best stores at this stunning quayside location.
Brighton offers some of the best entertainment and nightlife in the UK. With residents like Fatboy slim and Kate Blanchett, it’s not surprising that Brighton has some of the coolest clubs on the south coast, and if you are looking for something else, there is always a range of events happening at the Brighton centre or clubs such as Komedia that have programmes scheduled all year round which includes theatre, comedy, cabaret, jazz and world music.