Brighton

Travel Guide
Brighton Beach which includes a pebble beach

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

Royal Albion Hotel
Royal Albion Hotel
3 out of 5
35 Old Steine, Brighton, England
The price is $41 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Pier and Brighton Beach. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton ...
2.9/5 (977 reviews)
"Really disappointing check in again. The young lady needs some training in customer service. A nice welcome would go a long way. Love the location of the hotel, excellent value for money and the rest of the staff are a credit to the hotel."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2021

Royal Albion Hotel
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $117 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Centre and Brighton Beach. British Airways i360 and Brighton ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,168 reviews)
"Check in was faultless and the receptionist really was first class. Really pleasant and helpful, The room was as expected from the grand with the only criticism being the air conditioning is centrally controlled so you cannot choose your own temperature. There is a control where you put your key ..."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

The Grand Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
3 out of 5
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $71 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Located in Kemptown, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Pier, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Royal Pavilion. Brighton ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (766 reviews)
"Great place nice view"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Legends Hotel Brighton
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Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
4 out of 5
11 Queen Square, Brighton, England
The price is $113 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (64 reviews)
"It was a nice apartment and the hotel facilities was nice. A receptionist and when our heating seemed like it was not working, an engineer came to sort it out within 10 minutes and a fan heater came straight after. It was nice to have a place to ourselves but still have hotel services."

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Q Square by Supercity Aparthotels
Roomspace Apartments -Princes House
Roomspace Apartments -Princes House
3.5 out of 5
169 North Street, Brighton, England
Located in Brighton City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Chapel Royal, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Centre. Brighton Theatre Royal ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Sehr zentrale Lage und gute Ausstattung. Supermärkte, Sehenswürdigkeiten und öffentliche Verkehrsmittel im direkten Umfeld. Küche sehr gut ausgestattet, bequemes Bett und moderne Einrichtung."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Roomspace Apartments -Princes House
Brighton Square Apartments
Brighton Square Apartments
4 out of 5
22 Brighton Square, Brighton, England
The price is $146 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
Located in The Lanes, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Friends Meeting House, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Centre. Brighton Theatre Royal ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (65 reviews)
"Location, location, location! In the middle of the Lanes - above bars, restaurants etc. You couldn't be any more central..."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Brighton Square Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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