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Brighton seafront

With its old-fashioned pier, incredible nightlife and variety of weird and wonderful shops, Brighton is undoubtedly one of the country’s most distinctive cities. Being located on the south coast, in the county of Sussex. It has everything you would expect from a British seaside resort including a pier and promenade, packed with traditional amusements. But this cosmopolitan city is also home to some of the UK’s most individual shops, clubs, restaurants and pubs, and has a personality of its own.

If you’re keen to explore the city’s famous selection of markets, antiques centres and vintage clothes shops, head straight to The Lanes, a network of narrow streets which run from the train station towards the sea. From there, wander down to the seafront, where you can grab a drink and gaze out to sea or take a wander along the pier. Brighton comes to life when the sun sets, with hundred of nightclubs, pubs and bars providing an eclectic mix of entertainment.

Brighton’s beach is a vast expanse of shingle and sand, scattered with pubs, cafés and nightclubs. In the summer months, thousands of visitors flock to the seafront every day and the promenade is packed with people enjoying the sunshine and sea air. There are two piers: the derelict West Pier and Palace Pier. Here, you’ll find three bars, more than 30 eateries, traditional fairground attractions and a handful of hair-raising rides, including the famous Turbo Coaster.

Brighton Royal Pavillion

Brighton is home to one of the UK’s most unusual and exotic landmarks, The Royal Pavilion. This opulent structure was built as a pleasure palace for George IV, and combines classic Regency style with the architecture of China and India. Visitors can explore the pavilion’s lavish interior, packed with impressive artworks and outlandish furniture.

Brighton is home to some great places to eat and drink, and many of them stay open late, to cater for the city’s all-night clubbers.

“With its old-fashioned pier, incredible nightlife and variety of weird and wonderful shops, Brighton is undoubtedly one of the country’s most distinctive cities.”

One of the city’s most popular breakfast spots is the New Club, which serves an impressive variety of U.S-inspired dishes, including sausage patty with egg and melted cheese in a brioche bun. One of Brighton’s most popular eateries is La Choza, a dazzlingly coloured Mexican restaurant which serves some of the best burritos, tacos and enchiladas in the area. Brighton is packed with so many pubs that the only dilemma you’re likely to have is which one to choose. The Lion and Lobster is a good option if you’re looking for a pint of local ale in a beautifully decorated old pub. You can also order a range of delicious, innovative dishes, such as smoked mackerel fillet with bacon and shaved beetroot. Alternatively, check out Plateau, whose chefs have a reputation of cooking some of the best food in the city. You can expect fresh, organic meat, fish and vegetarian dishes in an elegant setting.

While you’re there

Brighton Dome

The south coast's premier multi-arts venue in the heart of Brighton.

Royal Pavillion

An ancient building restored to its magnificent royal beauty with a tea room and gardens.

Brighton Pier

A Victorian pier with various food and drink outlets, fairground attractions and Palace of Fun arcade.

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