Located on the south coast of England, Brighton is buzzing seaside resort in the county of East Sussex. What was once known as a quiet fishing village has since transformed into a popular holiday city and weekend getaways for those wishing to escape the Big Smoke for a few days. Quirky cafes, independent shops and bohemian cultural venues sit side by side in Brighton.
There’s excellent nightlife too. Considered by many to have the best clubbing scene in England, there are a variety of buzzing bars and clubs. Many flock to Brighton throughout the year to enjoy a great night out. Visitors really are spoilt for choice in this bohemian city. Summer is an excellent time to visit and enjoy one of the many festivals, street parties or even relax on the beaches.
A hatchback would be useful city driving and manoeuvring into small or tight parking spaces as well as being adequate for any motorway driving for those travelling to or from London.
For those who love shopping and scouting out the indie scene, then a visit to The Lanes is a must. This area of small shops spans the maze of lanes and roads which made up the original fishing village.
Brighton Pier wholly encompasses the British seaside atmosphere all in one place. With a whole host of nail biting fairground rides, amusements and tacky gift shops, there’s plenty of tacky enjoyment to be had spending an afternoon out on the pier.
Formerly a palace of Prince George before he became king, the Royal Pavilion is one of England’s most lavish buildings. Admire the stunning architecture of this spectacular palace and take a tour around the beautiful interior for a true taste of decadent living.
Art lovers should take a trip to Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and wander through the stunning exhibitions with works on display from the likes of Salvador Dali and Mae West.
The Sea Life Centre is the ideal day out for families. The aquarium is home to range of curious sea life and has a walkthrough underwater tunnel.
Brighton’s roads are susceptible to traffic jams and congestion, owing to the large volume of traffic running through the city. Avoid driving at peak times such as the morning and evening rush hours.
Be aware that while car parks are available in Brighton, many charge an hourly fee which can be expensive. Always observe parking regulations, especially on-street parking meters.
During Brighton’s annual gay pride week, usually the first week in August, many roads will be closed for the parade.
Owing to Brighton‚Äôs close proximity to London, the city is accessible via any of the London airports. London Gatwick airport is closest to Brighton, located 25 miles away and is accessible via the M25 and M23 motorways.