Brighton Travel Guide
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- 91%Business Travelers
- 87%Local Culture
- 74%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (52)
- BrightonAug 28, 2013
The ultimate British Seaside destination. The pier with it's rides like the helter skelter and ghost train plus more dare devil adventures coupled with many ice cream, waffle and classic fish and chip shops. Take a walk along the sea front shops and bars to see the many beautiful pieces of art work next to shops selling classic tat like kiss me quick hats, seashells, postcards and the sweet rock. Sit on a stripy deck chair on the pier or pebbled beach (free on the pier) and watch the clouds drift by. Brighton also has a smaller version of the London Eye wheel to view the city, a Sea Life Centre and many good clothes shops. Take a stroll down "The Lanes" for unique shops selling everything from antique jewellery to off the beat records to Pom poms!
In summary - Brighton never fails to entertain and amuse, there's a casino, many bars and shops, the pier, The Brighton Centre (shows, comedy, gigs), the sea front wonders and arcades to name only small portion of what's on offer. Brighton really is fun for all the family.
- BrightonMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersWellness+ 1May 12, 2013
Very nice sea town in Sussex, only 1h15m away from London. A nice and long seaside promenade and beach with lots of small art shops and fresh seafood stands. Good spot for a spring/summer day out!
- BrightonMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersMar 21, 2013
This was a fun day trip from London to this seaside resort. The pier with the restaurants and amusement rides was a blast from the past. They were also holding a food festival in town which was a nice diversion. Love the many shops in the center of the city.
- BrightonMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Feb 18, 2013
Britain's seaside towns hotly contest the title of 'the best' but the crown probably has to go to Brighton - since promoted to the status of a city - for its sheer range of sights and proximity to London. Indeed it's a bit of an inside joke that the city is affectionately known as London-by-Sea for the sheer number of urban professionals who've swapped the rigours of life in the capital for life by the seaside. Personally I've always found British seaside towns a rather depressing throwback to the times of Empire and somewhat down on their luck in recent times: the weather is usually awful and the sea is cold (which may explain why those Brits brave enough to take a dip tend to favour swimming near sewage outlets, where I guess the water is warmer!) Maybe what's different about Brighton is that it's also a big university city, so the student influence helps prevent it from slipping into terminal decay. It's always a magical morning spent exploring the Regency splendour of the Royal Pavilion, followed by eating some trashy candy floss on the Palace Pier and then after lunch a stroll around the Lanes - though sadly in recent years many of the more interesting antique shops have made way for tacky jewellery stores. Brighton is also home to one of Britain's handful of nudist beaches and you've got to hand it to the plucky souls who go there, given how inclement British weather usually is.
- BrightonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 03, 2013
The seafront has bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades, principally between the piers. Being less than an hour from London by train has made the city a popular destination, especially with big party groups.
- BrightonAug 20, 2012
Pedal beach is still nice to lay on on a warm sunny day - if you don't mind the fact that another half-naked human is just couple of meters from you . There are some interesting independent cafes which definitely worth a go (e.g. Taylor St Barista). The seafood dining is slightly disappointing though, as one would expect a much wider variety from this famous costal city.
- BrightonJul 05, 2012
Brighton is a very nice place. There's something for everyone, whatever your age, ability or preference. A fantastic contrast between all the usual larger stores and little shops and boutiques in the Lanes. Very easy to get to. Also, plenty of places to eat, drink, entertainment and hotels and guest houses.
- BrightonJul 05, 2012
Brighton is a short train ride out of London. The city is charming and the beach is scenic. The pier also has lots of fun things to do. A warning... this is the beach Brit style, so don't expect to sun or swim here most days. If you've ever been to England, you'll understand.
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