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Brighton has so much to offer, and spending a few days here will really give you a flavour for this eclectic city. Pebbly beaches, world-class shopping, fascinating history and a vibrant night life all add up to make a wonderful long weekend on England's south coast.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • LGBT
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

20 Places

5 City Tips

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20 Places

Day 1

Royal Pavilion

Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Art Museums

Harry Ramsden Brighton

Restaurants

Brighton Palace Pier

Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks

Brighton Beach

Beaches

Sea Life Brighton

Aquariums

Brighton Wheel

Theme Parks

The Plotting Parlour

Bars & Clubs

Day 2

West Pier

Piers & Boardwalks

Churchill Square Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls

Bagelman

Restaurants

The Lanes

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods

Theatre Royal Brighton

Theatres

Day 3

Kitchen Cafe

Restaurants

North Laine

Neighbourhoods

The Painting Pottery Cafe

Paint & Pottery Studios

Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Speciality Museums

Brighton Marina

Mini Golf, Bowling Alleys, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gift & Speciality Shops, Marinas

Komedia Brighton

Bars & Clubs, Comedy Clubs

Merkaba

Bars & Clubs

LovePuffin's City Tips

  • The area east of the Marina is a nudist beach, so if you find yourself wandering that way, be warned!
  • It can get pretty windy down by the sea front, so wear appropriate clothing (i.e. floaty dresses can sometimes not be your friend).
  • Most of the city is walkable, wit the exception of the Marina which you will need to get the number 7 bus to.
  • A tip of around 10% in restaurants for good service is appreciated.
  • When in Brighton it would be rude not to try the local speciality, fish and chips!
    Day 1
  • Royal Pavilion
    Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LovePuffin Says:

    You'll be blown away by the architecture of Brighton's most famous landmark, but a look inside reveals an incredibly ornate interior to match. Learn about Brighton's history and connection with the royal family with an audio guide or guided tour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There's also a wonderful cafe where you can get breakfast or elevenses.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A good place to spent 1-2 hours to visit while in Brighton 08/12/2018
    • Beautiful , quirky decor 07/12/2018
    • Royal Pavilion
    Address:
    4/5 Pavilion Buildings
    Pavilion Gardens
    Brighton BN1 1EE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 300 029 0900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
    Art Museums
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Located within the Pavilion gardens, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a huge collection of ceramics, glass, metalwork, furniture and jewellery. The gallery tells a story about local life in Brighton and is well worth the £5 entrance fee.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The gallery is closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wearing masks, clothing and playing with Lego is just the start! 03/12/2018
    • Well worth a visit! 12/11/2018
    • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
    Address:
    Church St
    Royal Pavilion Gardens
    Brighton BN1 1EE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 300 029 0900
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Harry Ramsden Brighton
    Restaurants (Seafood, British)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Harry Ramsden's serves up some of the best fish and chips in town. Have them with mushy peas or curry sauce (or both!) for that true British foodie experience.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Not a fish fan? They also serve a mean battered sausage!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #274 of 1,016 restaurants in Brighton
    • Thank you Tom 30/11/2018
    • Lovely Fish & Chips 30/11/2018
    • Harry Ramsden Brighton
    Address:
    1-4 Marine Parade
    Brighton BN2 1TA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 690691
    Price range:
    US$ 13 - US$ 19
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Brighton Palace Pier
    Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Fill up on fresh doughnuts made on the spot here, otherwise tread the wooden planks to the very end and you'll find amusements galore. Penny slot machines, arcade games and an amusement park with rides and roller coasters will fill a few hours of your time.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The view back to Brighton is amazing for photos.
    • Buy tokens for the rides ahead of queuing.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice... 08/12/2018
    • Nice Pier 06/12/2018
    • Brighton Palace Pier
    Address:
    Madeira Drive
    Brighton BN2 1TW
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 609361
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Brighton Beach
    Beaches
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    LovePuffin Says:

    It would be sacrilege to go to Brighton and not see its wonderful beach. Yes, it's pebbly rather than sandy but that just adds to its character as you carefully pad down to the sea shore.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take a towel to sit on to enjoy a few afternoon rays.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not my cup of tea! 08/12/2018
    • lovely beach 07/12/2018
    • Brighton Beach
  • Sea Life Brighton
    Aquariums
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Sea Life Centre, the self-proclaimed 'best attraction in the Southeast', is definitely worthy of this title with over 3,500 creatures in residence plus a huge array of interactive experiences to help you get closer to the marine life.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Last admission is at 5pm but I recommend making sure you're there by 3pm.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    • Yes, a good place to visit with small children 08/12/2018
    • Fun, informative & good day out. 08/12/2018
    • Sea Life Brighton
    Address:
    Marine Parade
    Brighton BN2 1TB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 871 423 2110
    Price range:
    US$ 18 - US$ 18
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Brighton Wheel
    Theme Parks
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Just outside the Sea Life Centre, you won't have been able to avoid seeing this spectacle ever since you arrived at the beach. Now's the time to hop on board for a spin! The audio guide is narrated by Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) and the ride lasts about 20 minutes with 3 rotations.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There's an 'I want to get off!' button in case your fear of heights takes over!
    • The ride is wheelchair accessible.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Brighton
    • It was great attraction however is not there anymore 19/08/2017
    • Nice wheel on the beach 21/04/2017
    • Brighton Wheel
    Address:
    Madeira Drive
    Brighton BN2 1EN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 722822
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • The Plotting Parlour
    Bars & Clubs
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    LovePuffin Says:

    After the sun sets, this is one of my favourite places for a drink in the city. They serve up quite frankly amazing cocktails, which are fruity but well-balanced, with just the right kick. Give them a try, you won't regret it!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the Honey And Mint Julep, made with Wild Turkey Honey Whisky.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 130 Nightlife in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden Treasure 02/12/2018
    • Great night 21/11/2018
    • The Plotting Parlour
    Address:
    6 Steine Street
    Brighton BN2 1TE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 621238
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • West Pier
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    LovePuffin Says:

    This used to be the main pier here in Brighton, but after becoming derelict and falling into disrepair, it was set alight in 2003 (many believe this to be an arson attack), and now it's just slowly crumbling into the sea. It's a haunting sight and makes for some great photos.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Sunrise and sunset are wonderful for pictures.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    • Worth a look 29/11/2018
    • It is derelict structure 16/11/2018
    • West Pier
    Address:
    West Pier Kings Road
    Brighton BN1 2FL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 321499
    Other:
  • Churchill Square Shopping Centre
    Shopping Malls
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    LovePuffin Says:

    There's no better place to start shopping than in Churchill Square. It's mainly high street names such as H&M, Debenhams and Apple, but you can also find a few independent stores as well as little stalls within the mall too.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Churchill Square offers the largest car park in the city, but it's not cheap.
    • Nearby Western Road is also great for high street shopping.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    • Busy, but well laid out 08/12/2018
    • Terrible Place 01/12/2018
    • Churchill Square Shopping Centre
    Address:
    Churchill Square
    Western Road
    Brighton BN1 2EP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 327428
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Wed
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thu
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bagelman
    Restaurants (Cafe, Fast food)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Serving bagels, soups and falafels, Bagelman is legendary in Brighton and is worth a lunchtime or early afternoon stop. Try the funky tuna (tuna, avocado and olives) or the veggie feast (houmous, avocado, cheddar cheese and salad). If you're feeling meaty you could go for the tower: Chicken, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese and salad. It's a beast!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • On sunny days, enjoy your bagel outside.
    • They offer free WiFi.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #281 of 1,016 restaurants in Brighton
    • Gluten free bagels 14/11/2018
    • Best of the best! 13/10/2018
    • Bagelman
    Address:
    7 Bond Street
    Brighton BN1 1RD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 855580
    Price range:
    US$ 3 - US$ 8
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Lanes
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
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    LovePuffin Says:

    "The Lanes" refers to the area bounded by North Street to the north, Ship Street to the west, Prince Albert Street to the south and Market Street to the east. It's a maze of adorable little shops selling mostly antiques and jewellery, but also houses some wonderful pubs and restaurants. Most famous are Giggling Squid and Donatello, but find yourself anywhere to park up for a while to enjoy watching the world go by.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's easy to get lost but locals are very friendly so don't be afraid to ask for help.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ace 09/12/2018
    • My favourite part of Brighton 08/12/2018
    • The Lanes
    Address:
    West Street
    Brighton
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 329167
    Other:
  • Theatre Royal Brighton
    Theatres
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    LovePuffin Says:

    This beautiful theatre hosts concerts, ballets, plays and operas all year round and offers the perfect opportunity to inject some culture into your Brighton break. Check the official website for the show schedules on the dates you are travelling.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Dress code here is smart-casual. No flip flops, shorts or baseball caps!
    • Book in advance if you can, as tickets often sell out.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Madagascar the musical 09/12/2018
    • Legally Blonde 02/12/2018
    • Theatre Royal Brighton
    Address:
    New Road
    Brighton BN1 1SD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 844 871 7650
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Kitchen Cafe
    Restaurants (British, Cafe)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Often hailed as 'Brighton's best breakfast', Kitchen Cafe serves up amazing English breakfasts including sausages, eggs, baked beans and bacon for very reasonable prices. The English 'fry up' is a rite of passage and it'll set you up for the rest of the day.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't be shy. Go for the no-holds barred 'full English!'
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 1,016 restaurants in Brighton
    • Good calue 10/11/2018
    • Good value breakfast 29/10/2018
    • Kitchen Cafe
    Address:
    93 Trafalgar Street
    Brighton BN1 4ER
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 674672
    Price range:
    US$ 1 - US$ 8
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Other:
  • North Laine
    Neighbourhoods
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    LovePuffin Says:

    The North Laine area, east of Brighton railway station is a jumble of quirky shops, bars and cafes with real spirit. Shop for vintage dresses, unique accessories and dusty old books and records in the independent stores, or simply wander around and enjoy the unique atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • At weekends, look out for the street markets selling all kinds of one-off pieces.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great vibe 09/12/2018
    • Atmospheric and inviting 08/12/2018
    • North Laine
    Address:
    Between Church Street and Trafalgar Street
    Brighton
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 683666
    Other:
  • The Painting Pottery Cafe
    Paint & Pottery Studios
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    LovePuffin Says:

    A real hit with the kids, spend a couple of hours painting pots, ornaments, plates and bowls with stencils or freehand for a piece that's uniquely yours. If you choose to paint and then have your piece fired in a kiln, you'll either need to return a few days later for it or arrange for it to be posted to you.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You may want to do this activity on day one so you have time to collect it, or you can just use acrylic paints which are for decorative purposes only.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 23 Classes & Workshops in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Truly unique little cafe/pottery shop with friendly staff 02/12/2018
    • Throwing workshop! 27/10/2018
    • The Painting Pottery Cafe
    Address:
    31 North Road
    Brighton BN1 1YB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 628952
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Brighton Toy and Model Museum
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    LovePuffin Says:

    Great for kids and adults alike, anyone who's ever played with a toy can come here and enjoy over 10,000 toys and models on display. There are even toy trains and fighter planes! It's a quintessential dip into English heritage and history in a very unique way.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum is closed on Sundays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 114 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nostalgia piled high. 02/12/2018
    • Well worth a visit 02/12/2018
    • Brighton Toy and Model Museum
    Address:
    52-55 Trafalgar Street
    Brighton BN1 4EB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 749494
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Brighton Marina
    Mini Golf, Bowling Alleys, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gift & Speciality Shops, Marinas
    See more photos
    LovePuffin Says:

    Catch the number 7 bus from Brighton train station or hop in a cab to Brighton Marina. As a working port for speedboats, yachts and fishing boats, it's a great place to sit with a cocktail and watch the world pass you by. There are dozens of top-quality bars and restaurants here which will allow you to do just that, and also a cinema and casino for anyone wishing to stay a little longer.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Tapas and Sangria are the things to eat and drink here. The seafood is fresh from the boats!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 13 Nature & Parks in Brighton
    • Poor service 03/12/2018
    • A new modern Marina 03/12/2018
    • Brighton Marina
    Address:
    Waterfront
    Brighton Marina
    Brighton BN2 5WA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 693636
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Komedia Brighton
    Bars & Clubs, Comedy Clubs
    LovePuffin Says:

    Once you've seen the sun set at the marina, make your way back to town for some side-splitting comedy at Komedia. Stand-up and improv shows are hilarious and match anything found in the capital, London.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Don't sit near the front unless you like being picked on!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 19 Concerts & Shows in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not great 09/11/2018
    • fantastic evening 08/11/2018
    • Komedia Brighton
    Address:
    44-47 Gardner Street
    North Laine
    Brighton BN1 1UN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 845 293 8480
    Other:
  • Merkaba
    Bars & Clubs
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Cocktail bar Merkaba, located inside the classy MyHotel is a great choice to round off your night with an artisan cocktail. You can also try challenging the bar staff to make you something special, just for you.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The menu is always changing here, but the cocktails are always amazing!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 130 Nightlife in Brighton
    • Disappointing afternoon tea 10/11/2018
    • Cocktail Master Class 02/10/2018
    • Merkaba
    Address:
    17 Jubilee Street
    My Brighton
    Brighton BN1 1GE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 900387
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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