There is something for everyone in the city of Brighton. Arts and entertainment are buzzing across the city from dusk until dawn.
See comedy and cabaret at the Komedia, or top bands at the Brighton Centre, enjoy world music, opera and ballet at the Brighton Dome and west end shows at the Theatre Royal. The choice of entertainment in Brighton and Hove is endless!
The city also has some of the best clubs and Sea Front Hotels on the south-coast as well as a fantastic live music scene – a must for any socialite.
For the more wholesome visitor there’s nothing quite like a bracing walk along the prom or a stroll out to sea on the Brighton Pier.
To clear heads and revive appetites! On a wild and wintry day, it’s an exhilarating experience. However if you’d rather ride, take the Volk’s Electric Railway, England’s oldest, along Madeira Drive to Brighton Marina, admiring the fine Regency terraces as you go.
Experience all the thrills of traditional and modern rides on Brighton’s famous pier – there’s a wonderful atmosphere at dusk when the sun goes down and the lights come on, great for families and people watching!
Eating out in Brighton
Eating out in Brighton and Hove is second to none. With a fantastic range of restaurants, pubs and bars and Sea Front Hotels eating out in Brighton is pure gastro heaven.
Whatever your tastes – or budget. Consistently topping awards at the Observer Food Awards, whether you’re looking for award winning cuisine, veggie treats, a tasty beachfront brunch or delicious cheap eats, eating out in Brighton is a culture in itself.
Places to visit in Brighton
Brighton is simply bursting with attractions. Experience the heritage of the Royal Pavilion and Preston Manor, indulge in the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, Brighton Marina and the Sea Life Centre or get cultural with Brighton & Hove Museums. A unique mix of heritage, culture and cosmopolitan fun, Brighton and Hove attractions cater for everyone.
For something more sedate try a boat trip or check out some of the stunning Brighton and Hove countryside sitting on Brighton’s doorstep. With a backdrop of the Sussex Downs and traditional English countryside, Brighton and Hove is also a great base for exploring the region.
Nightlife in Brighton
Brighton’s nightlife can very roughly be divided into three geographical areas; the seafront, which is conveniently removed from any close neighbours and has several clubs in the old arches; the Lanes and North Laine areas, where there is more variety and most clubs and bars appeal to a larger audience; and Kemp Town, which is also very diverse but with a stronger fringe touch and sense of bohemian abandon.
There are plenty of good bars and pubs in Brighton. Koba Bar, 135 Western Road; The Dorset, 28 North Road; and Brighton Rocks, 6 Rock Place, in Kemp Town are all recommended.
Brighton’s clubs include Concorde, which is a famous music and dance club; Ocean Rooms, a stylish nightclub with action on three floors; and Audio, a trendy, sophisticated club with regular gigs in an intimate environment. The choice is as varied as the people that frequent them and well worth exploring until you find your favourite!
The live music scene in Brighton is also very good with many excellent venues. Concorde also doubles up as a very popular rock venue. The Old Market in Hove is good for folk music. Both Komedia and the Brighton Dome are great venues for a wide range of musical styles and genres.