Brighton Mini Guide
The city of Brighton and Hove is a great place to go for a weekend break.This seaside city is famous for its nightlife and it is home to two universities, while fashion is also ‘a la mode’ in Brighton. The main pier is still standing and houses many arcade games and slot machines as well as fairground rides and cafes. Walking along the promenade on Brighton sea front is a fantastic experience. The pebble beach has a carousel and a sort of extreme bungee ride for children (or even adults) to try. In the arches under the main street, facing out to sea are all sorts of shops, art galleries, bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.
One of the most famous nightclubs in Britain, The Beach, was located here. But nothing remains for long in Brighton as the turnover of businesses is very high and so establishments are constantly changing hands.
If you have time to get away from the buzzing vibe of the beach for a moment, head to the Brighton Pavilion. Once a seaside getaway for the British monarchy, the pavilion has some outrageous examples of interior decorating such as a chandelier shaped like a dragon and made completely out of gold.
Once its own town, Hove has been subsumed by Brighton and the two together were designated as a city not that long ago. Hove is full of very upmarket whitewashed houses with sea views. Brighton is also well known for having a vibrant gay community and although rainbow friendly bars can be found all over the city, most of the gay bars and shops are concentrated in an area known as Kemp Town.
The shingle beach has been awarded a blue flag. Bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades are situated along the seafront. Brighton is a venue for many political conferences. It is also well known for its annual London
to Brighton veteran car run. Brighton is a cultural city and has a good selection of museums and art galleries.
The Theatre Royal hosts West End Shows and opera and ballet can be seen at the Brighton Dome. Brighton has a variety of excellent restaurants and has a lively night life. The Volks Electric Railway is the world’s oldest electric railway and can be found on the seafront. Brighton is home to the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. For a day out in the car, the seaside town of Hastings is approximately 60km from Brighton and Arundel Castle only approximately 18 km.