North Laine

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East of Queens Road, Brighton

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Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, Live entertainment, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness

Best for Posing - Expert review of North Laine

Cutting-edge street art and one-of-a-kind shops make this Brighton’s most characterful quarter.

Not to be confused with The Lanes, North Laine is the quarter of terraced cottages immediately south east of Brighton Station, bounded by Trafalgar Street, Queens Road, North Street and the A23. True to Brighton’s independent-minded, bohemian, fun-loving side, it’s home to a mass of independent shops, galleries, cafés and performance venues and is always teeming with young hipsters in artfully mismatched clothes. It's here that you'll find Komedia, Brighton's best alternative music, cabaret and comedy venue, and The Basement, an experimental theatre space.

If you’re in the market for a string of beads, a stack of rare vinyl, a hand-bound notebook or a pair of vegetarian shoes, North Laine is the place. This is my favourite place to go shopping in Brighton; it’s also a fun area to hang out, nibble on something organic, or just think radically creative thoughts. See my Shopping in Brighton: The Lanes and North Laine guide for more information.

Expert tips: 
North Laine is the best part of central Brighton for cafés and delis, with loads of places to choose from, many with outdoor tables.

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Neighbourhood / street
East of Queens Road, Brighton
Months open:
All year round

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