Brighton, a popular seaside resort situated on the south coast of England it was once a fishing village. In the 18th century when sea-bathing became popular the town developed into a fashionable resort the Prince Regent became a regular visitor, he wanted a seaside residence and the building chosen, a farmhouse, was converted into a sea-side palace complete with domes and minarets Ė The Royal Pavilion.
Another of Brightonís landmarks is the Palace Pier the greater part of its construction was completed in 1899 it is one of Britainís best Victorian Piers. Here you will find traditional amusements, entertainment venues and stalls.
The Lanes, formerly the fishing quarter are a maze of narrow streets and alleys this is an interesting and enjoyable area to explore with jewellery, antique and clothes shops to browse round bars/restaurants to enjoy it is both unique and unusual.
The North Laine area is home to various colourful shops plus pubs and cafes if you are visiting in the summer months you can sit out at one of the street cafes and just enjoy the atmosphere.
If you are on a short city break
you may find the guided walking tours helpful for more information on the walks or on any other issues you should contact the local Tourist Information Office.
Nightlife can be relaxed in one of the many restaurants or you can start out around The Lanes where there are various pubs & bars for clubbing try the Kings Road area. Live comedy can be enjoyed at the Komedia and for Hollywood blockbusters there is the Multiplex at Brighton Marina or the Odeon Multiplex.
There are regular live music venues catering for most tastes something for everyone. The beachfront area is dominated by the pebble beach everyone can enjoy some traditional seaside fun on the Victorian Palace Pier. Water sports are on offer in the season. Britainís oldest electric railway The Volks runs along the top of beach near Brighton Pier to the Marina a distance of 1ľ miles.
There are a few museums which might be of interest to you the Booth Museum of Natural History and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and the Fishing Museum.
Brighton has an abundance of eateries from international cuisine to sea food restaurants, chic cafes, pubs and bars with choices to suit all tastes and pockets!
If you are on holiday with children a visit to the Sea-Life Centre is enjoyable. There are more than 100 species as you walk through the viewing tunnel you will see the sharks overhead.
If shopping is your thing there are plenty of shops to keep you occupied in the Churchill Square shopping centre you can have some lunch at one of the sandwich bars, cafes or restaurants. There are more shops, galleries, boutiques on Western Rd and the High Street.
Accommodation varies with something to suit all budgets from the more luxury hotel to more modest guest houses.
Brighton is a lively cosmopolitan town with plenty of amenities and entertainment on offer enabling you to have an enjoyable holiday break