Brighton Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Brighton
Known by some as ‘London by the Sea’, Brighton is an alternative and gay capital in England, and definitely worth a visit. Start here with my basic Brighton travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Brighton travel blogs.
When to Visit
The weather in Brighton is pretty mild all year round, with not much in the way of extreme temperatures. Nonetheless, summers are no doubt the nicest time of year to visit in order to be able to enjoy the seafront to the full extent, but it may still rain at any time!
Top Things To Do
Visit the Royal Pavillion – This former royal residence along the Brighton seafront is a unique and unusual example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. While it used to be a seaside retreat for the royal family, nowadays it’s a museum exhibiting items related to British royalty.
Cupcake decorating – I highly recommend taking an afternoon class in cupcake decorating (and eating, of course!) at Angel Food Bakery! So much fun, and such a decadent way to spend some time in this cool city.
Shopping in the Lanes – Home to a bunch of antique shops and other curious items, the Lane is the best place in Brighton to go shopping, or just window shopping. You’re bound to find some cute or quirky souvenir or gift here!
Although it’s a relatively small city, taking a tour around Brighton will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Brighton tours.
LGBT – Gay Brighton Travel Guide
Probably the gayest city in England, Brighton has a rich and well-known gay scene with a lot going on. These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Brighton.
Thai Connection – Apparently this is the best Thai restaurant in southern England, and it’s gay run, so what’s not to love? It’s a welcoming environment for everyone, but unsurprisingly a lot of the clientele are queer.
Brighton Pride – The biggest gay pride event in the UK, Brighton’s pride takes place on the first weekend of August and takes over the city with a massive street party and outdoor music festival. Not to be missed!
More gay travel resources here.
Brighton Hotel Deals
Brighton has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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