You’ll find plenty of things to do in Brighton, whatever the weather. Visit top Brighton attractions like the Royal Pavilion or experience top-rated activities like enjoying the rides and amusements on Brighton Palace Pier. Bargain hunters won’t want to miss shopping in Brighton with popular spots like The Lanes, while couples and families alike can enjoy Brighton's culture with exciting events throughout the year. Check out the best places to eat in Brighton and get a taste of the best local food, before experiencing some exciting Brighton nightlife. Getting around Brighton couldn't be easier however you choose to travel, and you can rest easy knowing you've enjoyed all of Brighton's entertainment before heading back to your hotel in Brighton for a great night’s sleep on a comfy Hypnos bed.
Things to do in Brighton
With over 1,200 listed buildings, scenic parks and a wide range of arenas and stadiums, there are plenty of sights to see in Brighton during your stay. Our guide takes you through the best attractions, from the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Dome to the AMEX stadium and Stanmer Park.
Brighton is a shopaholic's dream, with some of the best shopping on the south coast. Whether you’re navigating the labyrinth of boutique and independent shops in The Lanes, browsing the high street favourites at Churchill Square or exploring one of Brighton’s local markets, you’re bound to find something you love.
You won’t be short of things to do during your stay in Brighton, with the vast array of activities going on. Our handy guide outlines something for everyone, from trips to the famous Brighton Pier and Brighton Beach, to walking and cycling tours, paintballing, go karting and the Sea Life.
Brighton loves a party, and one of the biggest takes place during the first week of August every year. With over 400,000 people flocking to the unofficial ‘Gay Capital’ of the UK, Brighton Pride is a celebration of the LGBT+ community with parades and activities taking over the city.
With a blend of music, theatre, comedy and sports, the Brighton entertainment scene is positively buzzing. Our guide picks out the best of the bunch, including The Brighton Dome and Komedia Brighton comedy club.
Places to eat
Read our guide to the best places to eat, with a variety of fantastic restaurants in Brighton, as well as some great independent cafés with skilled baristas and fabulous food.Or visit local markets with treats ranging from farmers’ produce to delicious street food stalls.
Brighton has notoriously good nightlife, whether you’re looking for a quiet drink or wanting to hit the dancefloor. Our guide includes traditional pubs dating back to 1766, bustling bars tucked away in hidden corners of the city and vibrant clubs including famous LGBT+ institutions.