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Brighton attractions and things to do

Brighton Beach ©

Brighton Beach

OK, so it’s not very sandy. But it’s long, lively and loads of fun.

Brighton Pier ©

Brighton Pier

This is unbeatable for thrills, spills and old-fashioned fairground fun.

Royal Pavilion ©

Royal Pavilion

Feast your eyes on chandeliers and chinoiserie in this sumptuous Regency palace.

North Laine ©

North Laine

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

The Lanes © Emma Gregg

The Lanes

This is a lucky dip of ancient alleyways with some great little shops and cafés.

Cycling along Brighton seafromt © Emma Gregg

Cycling along Brighton seafront

This is one of the very best ways to enjoy all that healthy Brighton sea air.

Hove Lawns and Sea Wall © Emma Gregg

Hove Esplanades

Regency terraces provide an elegant backdrop to this civilised stretch of seafront.

Kemptown HIV/AIDS memorial © Emma Gregg


Raffish, colourful and fun, this district feels like an overgrown seaside village.

South Downs ©

The South Downs

Britain’s newest national park is a wonderful retreat for walkers, riders and mountain bikers.

Yellowave © Yellowave


Another Brighton first - this is the UK’s only all-year beach sports venue, with a great café.