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BrightonUnited Kingdom

A famous beach, grandiose architecture, bohemian lifestyle and bustling shopping and nightlife districts make this one of England’s favorite coastal cities. 

Brighton is among the most flamboyant cities in the United Kingdom. Once a fishing village, its popularity grew when royals came in search of medicinal seawater. Today Brighton blends the charm of a traditional Victorian-era seaside resort with the creativeness of its alternative, hipster population. Bachelor and bachelorette parties flock to Brighton for its nightlife while mods cruise the coastline on scooters and day trippers explore a labyrinth of shopping streets.

Brighton Beach is the quintessential city image, where fish and chip shops, ice cream parlors and fading Victorian-era hotels line a promenade that runs parallel to a long shingle coastline. Thousands descend upon the beach on sunny days to dabble in watersports, play Frisbee and relax on deckchairs.

The amusement rides at Brighton Pier, Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Centre concert venue provide non-stop entertainment for all the family. Snap a photo of the multicolored beach huts that front Hove Lawns.

Wander through The Lanes, an area of zigzagging alleys home to boutiques, chocolatiers, jewelers and milliners. Varied restaurants, comedy clubs, pubs and jazz cafés offer food and nightlife options for all tastes. Hear gruesome crime stories at the Old Police Cells Museum.

Experience the life of British monarchs at the opulent Royal Pavilion. The adjoining Royal Pavilion Gardens is a green oasis in the heart of the city that attracts birds and butterflies. See Egyptian artifacts, exhibits about city history and 20th-century art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Brighton Dome and the Theatre Royal Brighton put on year-round schedules of performing arts.

Spot examples of Regency and Victorian architecture in the affluent districts of Clifton Hill and Montpelier. Soccer fans can attend a match of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club at the American Express Community Stadium. View the city from a different perspective on a cruise from Brighton Marina.

Located on England’s southeast coast, Brighton is just a 1-hour train ride from London. Summer is the busiest period and the time for festivals such as Brighton Fringe, Brighton Pride and Brighton Mod Weekender.

Where to stay in Brighton

Brighton showing heritage architecture

Brighton City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and fantastic nightlife are just a few highlights of Brighton City Centre. Make a stop by Brighton Beach or Brighton Dome while you're exploring the area.

Brighton City Centre
Brighton Beach featuring general coastal views

Seafront

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are just a few worthwhile attractions to visit in Seafront. Travelers also love the stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife, and popular shops.

Seafront
Brighton Wheel showing a sunset and street scenes

Kemptown

4.5/5Wonderful!(43 area reviews)

Kemptown is known for its breathtaking beach views, and you can see some sights in the area like Brighton Marina and Brighton Beach.

Kemptown
The Lanes which includes signage

The Lanes

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in The Lanes. You might want to make time for a stop at Chapel Royal or Friends Meeting House.

The Lanes
Montpelier

Montpelier

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Get to know Montpelier by checking out its beaches, cafés, and shopping. Consider a visit to nearby sights like Brighton Beach or Brighton Pier during your time in the area.

Montpelier

Top Hotels in Brighton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Malmaison Brighton
Malmaison Brighton
4 out of 5
Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
The price is NT$2,765 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in Seafront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rendezvous Casino and Brighton Marina. Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are also within 2 mi (3 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"No Complimentary Drinking Water in room. Guests not adhering to wearing face masks."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/17

Malmaison Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
The price is NT$2,446 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Nestled on the beach, this Seafront hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Pier. Brighton Centre and Brighton ...

4.3/5Excellent! (936 reviews)

"Great location, ideal for a the weekend, fantastic sea views"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/19

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England
The price is NT$4,573 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located in Seafront, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Centre and Brighton Beach. Brighton Pier and British Airways i360 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,302 reviews)

"Hotel is lovely. The receptionist was very efficient but without a smile. Breakfast was good but I would suggest going early say around 7:15 to avoid the rush. We did this on the second day of our stay. The first day we went at 8:30 and the restaurant was packed and service slow. I think the Grand ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/24

The Grand Brighton

Vacation Rentals in Brighton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Brighton Beach Apartments
Brighton Beach Apartments
4 out of 5
Green Diamond, East Sussex, Brighton, England

Located in Seafront, this apartment building is steps from Brighton Fishing Museum and Brighton Beach. Brighton Pier and Brighton Sea Life Centre are also within ...

1.5/5 (6 reviews)
Unavailable

"Unable to gain access, the number that you need to contact 24 hrs before is out of service. We tried to find apartment using google maps as it said they had a concierge but could not locate the apartments. Had to find alternative accomodation. Very stressful. Looking at review this has been hapoening ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/4

Brighton Beach Apartments
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
4 out of 5
11 Queen Square, Brighton, England
The price is NT$4,653 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Located in Brighton City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of West Street, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Centre. Brighton Theatre Royal and Brighton ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/24

Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
The Boardwalk Apartments
The Boardwalk Apartments
4 out of 5
The Boardwalk, Brighton, England
The price is NT$4,257 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Located in Seafront, this beach apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brighton Marina and Brighton Beach. Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Pier are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (84 reviews)

"Great apartment, great view and despite the lockdown plenty of places to go and enjoy. We had a great stay and our 2 children (ages 3 & 5) didn’t want to leave. Thanks!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/17

The Boardwalk Apartments

Popular places to visit in Brighton

Brighton Marina
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Brighton Marina

4/5(17 reviews)

Take a leisurely stroll around this remarkable port, where houses and apartments stand alongside moorings for impressive ships and yachts.

Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach

4.5/5(80 reviews)

Visit this famous spot on the Sussex coast, where you can enjoy waterside activities during the day and an energetic nightlife after dark.

Brighton Centre
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Brighton Centre

4/5(41 reviews)

From rock and pop concerts to children’s entertainment and sports tournaments, this is one of the most popular live event venues in Brighton. 

Brighton Pier
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Brighton Pier

4/5(91 reviews)

Enjoy fun-filled hours at this Brighton attraction, home to fairground rides, amusement arcades and classic seaside snacks.

Brighton Dome
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Brighton Dome

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Watch a dramatic performance, a classical music display or a modern dance show in these historic buildings that once housed the royal family’s horses.

British Airways i360
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British Airways i360

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Learn about the history of British Airways i360, a well-known monument in Brighton. Discover the area's acclaimed theater scene and shops.

Reviews of Brighton

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 2, 2020

It is a beautiful seaside city .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 9, 2019

Great fun and lots to do - at any time of year.

4/5 - Good

TedK

Oct 24, 2019

Brighton is not a quiet medieval town like Canterbury, Winchester or Chichester. Very fast paced with impatient drivers and loud college kids, smoking and drinking. I wouldn't say I felt 'unsafe' at night, but common sense and care should be taken.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

We love Brighton! There is a lot to do, or we can walk down to the water and just relax. Lots of restaurant choices for a vegetarian and a vegan.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 11, 2019

Bit shabby in places but the shopping, top notch. Plus, dining options outstanding.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 1, 2019

Essy city to visit, lots of restaurants and full of young people. Good public transportation and beautiful place, would go back for sure.

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