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Things to do in Brighton


There are a variety of exciting, relaxing or interesting things to do in and around Brighton whilst staying in one of our Brighton holiday homes. Here is a selection of some of the best things to do during your Brighton holiday:

Brighton palace pier

Brighton Seafront

  1. Brighton Pier – The Palace Pier is a must-visit when in the city, with its exhilarating rides, beautiful views and fish and chips. Also, just a stone’s throw away from one of our Brighton holiday homes (The Old Town House).
  2. Brighton Marina – The marina is the perfect place to have a stroll around with a wide range of restaurants, from a floating Chinese restaurant to some high-quality Italians. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, with everything from mackerel fishing to ten pin bowling.
  3. The Volks Railway – This is the oldest electric railway in the world. This leaves from the Brighton Palace Pier and goes to the Marina. Check their website for opening times as they have a seasonal timetable.
  4. Brighton i360 – Visit the Brighton i360 for stunning, panoramic views of the city’s famous landmarks and coastline.
  5. The Sea Life Centre – The Brighton Sea Life Centre is the oldest aquarium in the world. Built originally by the Victorians. It now houses thousands of fish (150 species), some sharks and turtles. A good option for families with children.
  6. Brighton West Pier – Although this is no longer a pier you can walk on there are plenty of very nice shops and bars around this area. A great place on a good day to sit out and enjoy a drink or grab a spot of lunch.
  7. Brighton’s nudist beach – near the pavilion. A great place if you wish to look at naked old hairy men.
  8.  Have a sauna on the beach at https://beachboxspa.co.uk/ or go for a swim in Brighton sea lines which is a swimming pool located on the beach itself.
  9. Go on a boat trip. Options range from seeing the wind farm off the Brighton coast close up or checking out the seven sisters. You can even join a fishing trip and catch your supper.

    Shopping in Brighton

  10. The Lanes Brighton offers a shopper’s paradise of independent shops and boutiques.  This is city’s oldest historic quarter with a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways. There are twittens and cat creeps offering an extraordinary mix of items. From antiques and jewellery shops to specialist contemporary and designer boutique fashion. Crammed with quaint and wondrous shops and funky restaurants and cafes.
  11. East street and Churchill Square. Many large brand names are also represented in Brighton and can be found in Churchill Square.

    Music, Activities and Culture

  12. The Forge Comedy Club from Brighton’s undisputed king of comedy, Stephen Grant, is home to the absolute best that stand-up comedy has to offer, in a superb state of the art, purpose-built facility. Smaller and more intimate than the Komedia. This is an excellent option for hen nights.
  13. Komedia – Home to the award-winning Krater Comedy Club. The venue hosts an eclectic mix of comedy, music and cabaret, together with a street-side cafe.
  14. Proud Brighton is a burlesque, cabaret and dining venue in a historic venue in Kemptown.
  15. Brighton Centre and Brighton Dome – Both venues host a wide range of music concerts, conferences and exhibitions.
  16. The Old Market – An independent music, comedy, film and performance venue.
  17. Hove Lagoon Watersports – An excellent choice for water-sport lovers. It has the latest high tech equipment and hands-on tuition with two venues located at Hove Lagoon and Brighton Marina.
  18. Brighton festival and the Brighton fringe festival- this is in May and the town is filled with all kinds of fantastic cultural activities many of which are free to attend. These include the open artists’ houses and live performances of every description.
  19. Royal Pavilion – The Royal Pavilion is remarkable for both its extraordinary appearance and its historical background.

    Walks and Surrounding Towns

  20. Rottingdean – Rottingdean is easily accessible by bus, bike or car and is a traditional style English village. The main attractions in the town are Kipling’s Garden, Rottingdean Windmill and St Margarets Church. It is also home to several tea rooms and traditional style village pubs.
  21. Seven Sisters – This is a bus ride just outside of the city and is a fantastic place to go for a picturesque walk.
  22. Barcombe Mills – This is a great spot to get lunch at The Boathouse if you wish to visit a traditional English Country pub. You can also hire rowing boats and sail along the meandering river.
  23. Devils Dyke – a stunning natural beauty spot a short drive outside of the city.
  24. Lewes – This is a town 15 miles away. You can visit the castle, grab a spot for lunch or visit the many shops here.
  25. If you don’t want to drive bikes are easy to hire and there are a huge number of excellent bike trails close by along the seafront or on the South Downs National Park which is a close ride way from all the holiday properties.
  26. Vineyard tours. Sussex is home to the best English wine and there are many vineyard tours locally.

For an up to date Whats On in Brighton listing please go to https://www.visitbrighton.com/whats-on/events-calendar

This is just a selection of what’s on offer in and around Brighton. Contact us for more advice about what to do when staying in one of our Brighton holiday homes.

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