Located on England's southern coast (East Sussex), Brighton has grown from its pre-1086 A.D. roots into one of the most famous seaside resort cities in the world. Brighton is commonly known as "Britain's most colorful and outrageous city," which also offers one of the most 'hip' England seaside experiences to be found. With an amazingly vibrant blend of hedonistic, cosmopolitan and bohemian influence, Brighton has become one of England's #1 nightlife destinations, as well as its biggest gay scene.
When to visit
Summer (July and August) is the peak travel season for Brighton, with an amazing number of events and festivals. From June's annual Brighton Bike Ride to Brighton Pride and the August Bank Holiday, there is never a dull moment. Even Saturday nights are celebrated throughout the summer with fireworks blasted off the Brighton Pier. While spring offers cooler temperatures, it is still a fairly busy season for Brighton. After Easter, the spring season kicks off with the opening of seafront amusements and a swarm of fresh visitors. While winter is the slowest time of year, it still offers plenty of romantic charm. From pre-Christmas parties and shopping to the Royal Pavilion Gardens Ice Rink and Burning the Clocks parade, visitors can still find plenty to do.
Brighton enjoys a moderate, marine west coast climate, without a dry season, that is mild with warm summers. However, winters bring heavy precipitation and near freezing temperatures, and is why summer is arguably the best time of year to visit. While it is rare for Brighton to receive snowfall, there had been rare snow storms recorded. While wintertime temperatures average between 37.4°F (3°C) lows and 45.2°F (7.3°C) highs, summer offers a comfortable contradiction with an average high of 67.4°F (19.7°C) and an average low of 56°F (13.3°C). In the meantime, spring and fall offers temperatures between 43.4°F (6.3°C) and 59°F (15°C).
Regardless of when you visit Brighton, you will undoubtedly find an amazing number of things to keep you occupied. From enjoying scenic tours around the city to partying in some of the hottest nightlife spots, your trip will be filled with plenty of action. Tours
• Brighton Bike Tours
• Hatt Adventures
• The Brighton Story Guided Walk-Day Tours
• Volks Railway
• Only in Brighton - Tour
• Zorian Artworks
• The Painting Pottery Café
• Daniel Laurence Home & Garden
• Elif Kose
• Bar 76 Club
• The Plotting Parlour
• Doctor Brighton's
• Komedia Brighton
• Molly Malones
• Brighton Pier
• Brighton Wheel
• The Brighton Treasure Hunt Company
In addition to hosting a myriad of activities, Brighton also has a number of sights that are well-worth seeing. From the rich royal history of the city as the Prince Regent's playground to the wonderful collection of museums, nature and parks, your trip will be consumed by trying to see everything that Brighton has to offer. Nature & Parks
• South Downs Way
• Brighton Beach
• Brighton Pier - Undercliff Walk
• Preston Park
• Devil's Dyke
Theater & Concerts
• Brighton Dome
• Theatre Royal Brighton
• Komedia Brighton
• Zorian Artworks
• Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
• The Painting Pottery Café
• Booth Museum of Natural History
• Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Sights & Landmarks
• Royal Pavilion
• North Laine
• The Lanes
• Duke of York's Picturehouse
• Ghost Walk of the Lanes
Tips & Recommendations
• Everyone in Brighton loves to party. While this makes it a great resort destination, it also means that weekends can get pretty rowdy in the city center.
• Do not be surprised if you encounter a large number of homeless people, even though they are mostly harmless.
• London Road and the Level often have junkies loitering about, however, they are perfectly safe to visit before dark. On the other hand, certain outskirt areas (such as Moulsecoomb and Whitehawk), should be avoided all together.
Offering an intimate atmosphere, the small-sized The Square Hotel is a nice place to unwind. The high star rating ensures a comfortable stay along with excellent facilities. Queens Park is within easy walking distance, as are O Contemporary Gallery and Bohemian Artists' Quarter.
Drakes of Brighton's small size creates a more homey atmosphere. The 4-star rating promises an enjoyable stay in Brighton. You can walk to Queens Park, Bohemian Artists' Quarter and O Contemporary Gallery from here.
LimeHouse is a small, intimate lodge in Brighton. The comfortable rooms are 3-star rated. The neighborhood's many attractions include Queens Park, O Contemporary Gallery and Bohemian Artists' Quarter, all within easy reach.
With fewer than 20 rooms, The Oriental - Guest House offers the intimacy of a small accommodation. The 4-star rating promises an enjoyable stay in Brighton. In the surrounding area, O Contemporary Gallery, Duke of York’s Picture House and Queens Park are among the attractions you can enjoy.
27 Brighton is a small, intimate lodge in Brighton. The 3-star rating promises an enjoyable stay in Brighton. Queens Park, O Contemporary Gallery and Bohemian Artists' Quarter are all within walking distance.
If you dislike giant hotels, Brighton House may be a good choice. The 4-star rating ensures a memorable stay here. O Contemporary Gallery, Duke of York’s Picture House and Queens Park are all within walking distance.
With fewer than 20 rooms, Westbourne is more intimate than many Brighton lodgings. The comfortable rooms are 3-star rated. Queens Park, Bohemian Artists' Quarter and O Contemporary Gallery can all be reached on foot from this location.
Aquarium Guest House's small size creates a more homey atmosphere. The 3-star rating ensures a memorable stay here. In the surrounding area, Queens Park, O Contemporary Gallery and Bohemian Artists' Quarter are among the attractions you can enjoy.
The small Kemp Townhouse - Guest House offers warmth and hospitality. The 5-star rating means you'll enjoy exquisite service and luxurious surroundings. The popular Queens Park, Bohemian Artists' Quarter and O Contemporary Gallery are easy to reach from this location.
Brighton Break - Burlington Beach Pad is a relatively small property. A good option for those who seek a greater degree of comfort in Brighton. From here, you'll be in the vicinity of Bohemian Artists' Quarter, Queens Park and O Contemporary Gallery.
YHA Brighton - Hostel complements its large selection of rooms with a high level of service. A good option for those who seek a greater degree of comfort in Brighton. O Contemporary Gallery, Queens Park and Duke of York’s Picture House can all be found in nearby.