Step back in time when you take a tour of this exotic Regency palace. Enjoy afternoon tea in the balcony tea room, then take a stroll through the Pavilion Gardens.
This vibrant city by the sea is the perfect student playground thanks to an irresistible mix of beach, bars and boutiques
There’s nothing better than a summer’s day in Brighton, when you can sit outside a lively beachfront bar and sip cold beer as you watch the waves crash on the pebbled shore. It’s just as good in winter; when it’s wet and windy, move indoors to one of the dozens of cool coffee shops – check out the crazy bric-a-brac, taxidermy and retro toys on display at The Marwood, or go for an ethical and environmentally-friendly bite to eat at Silo.
Take a walk through the shark tunnel at the Sea Life Centre, then ride the Volk’s Electric Railway all the way up the beach to Brighton Marina. Learn to dive or snorkel at Brighton Dive Centre, take a boat trip along the Sussex coast, or simply admire the yachts moored in the harbour. On sunny days, cycle or skate along the seafront, or catch the open-top bus up to local beauty spot Devil’s Dyke, where you’ll enjoy marvellous views across the South Downs.
Back in town, wander through the historic Lanes – these narrow, winding passageways are home to jewellery shops, one-off boutiques and cafés. Call into Blackbird Tearooms for delicious homemade scones with cream and jam, or enjoy coffee and cake as you watch a film at the independent Duke of York’s cinema.
After dark, tuck into curry at The Chilli Pickle then enjoy the arty vibe at The Cocktail Shack. End the night dancing to live jazz music at The Mesmerist, or to reggae beats at Riki Tik Beach Bar.
Find everything from fine dining to weekly open-air street food festivals.
Marvel at the exotic Royal Pavilion and the city’s stunning Regency-era squares.
Brighton’s famous pebble beach is beautiful all year round.
Discover incredible architecture, a thriving art scene and an exciting mix of places to eat and drink
Start your day with breakfast on the beach, then stroll along the pier before seeing history come alive at the Royal Pavilion. The North Laine is home to Brighton’s best boutiques and cafés – stop off for coffee, street food or artisan ice cream.
Live in buzzing central Brighton close to the best shops and cafés, a short hop from Brighton and Sussex universities
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