Things to do in Brighton

Situated on the south coast, Brighton is a major UK city with a unique blend of culture and heritage. Stay in one of our hotels in Brighton and delve into the heart of the city, exploring all it has to offer. Our local guide will take you through the best places to eat and drink, as well as outlining the most popular entertainment venues, cultural landmarks, attractions, shopping destinations and activities, so you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Brighton. With stunning architecture to enjoy, days out on Brighton Beach and Pier, as well as top class football at the AMEX Stadium, and events at the Brighton Dome, there really is something for everyone in the city.

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Attractions

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.

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Shopping

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.

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Activities

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.

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Brighton Pride

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.

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Culture

Home to one of the biggest and best LGBT+ Pride events in the country, Brighton’s cultural scene is vibrant and varied. Explore our guide to the best events, galleries and museums that the city has to offer.

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Entertainment

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.

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Places to eat

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.

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Nightlife

Nightlife

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.  

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Brighton Dome

Discover more about the royal heritage of one of Brighton’s most majestic buildings (as well as the star-studded list of acts that frequently perform there) in our guide to the iconic Brighton Dome.

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Brighton Centre

Looming over Brighton Beach in its brutalist grandeur is Brighton Centre, the city’s largest venue hosting regular concerts and exhibitions. Find out more about this famous building in our insightful guide.

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Getting around

With strong transport links including the nearby London Gatwick Airport, a railway station and coach station, as well as park and ride and public transport options, you won’t struggle to navigate the city with our guide to getting around Brighton.

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