Things To Do In Brighton

Things To Do In Brighton

Things To Do And Places To Visit Brighton

Now if you don't live in the area or haven't been to Brighton since you were off your 'Face'on cheap cider and standing under the railway arches as a pre-club warm up then you may be wondering why this post is being written. Well, because for me, Brighton is much more than that nightlife; it has a rich history, a beautiful cityscape and the best places to visit are often overlooked. The Palace Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the UK and has been visited by millions of people since it opened in 1899.

The pier which has undergone a massive redevelopment in recent years now boasts five levels and stretches for almost a mile out to sea, Brighton Town Press ( With a stunning seafront, Royal Pavilion, the best shopping and huge choice bars and restaurants Brighton is a must visit. But what do you actually do when you get there? Here’s our top tips. Perhaps one of the best ways to visit Brighton is via the famous Brighton Pier which offers a range of attractions including rides, souvenirs and lots of entertainment.

A short drive from the pier will place visitors in the heart of Brighton; a seaside town famed for it’s annual carnival, boutique shopping and trendy bars. The pier has seen millions of pounds in investments over the last decade to make it one of the top tourist attractions in the south of England. I went skating in Javea for the first time in three years with my boyfriend, James, and it was lovely to experience it all over again.

How To Get To Brighton

Whether youre a resident, or a visitor from London looking for things to do in Brighton, youre in luck. Although about 47 miles away from London by train, this seaside-resort town offers plenty of fun things to do. Brighton is the perfect destination for anyone looking to get away from it all or visit a place that has everything they could ever want in an English beach town. There also are many inexpensive ways to get to Brighton and back from London.

If you're looking for a quick getaway this summer, look no further. Brighton (or "London By The Sea") is a trendy, seaside town known for its historic pier and sandy beach. It's only about an hour away from London and can also be easily reached by bus or train from other popular British cities like Oxford and Cambridge. Here are several ways to get to Brighton. Have you ever wondered what are the steps one needs to take to get to Brighton? Its certainly not the easiest place to travel, and with a lot of travelling options, options and best options available, it can be hard to weed through all these and find out what would suit your trip best.

How to Get to Brighton Beach from London.  Brighton beach is only 47 miles away from London and it makes it one of the closest and most famous beaches to London. Here's a list of ways and traveling instructions on how you can get to Brighton Beach. How to get to Brighton is a very common question. While it is not too hard to get there, you have to know a few things to make your journey worthwhile and enjoyable.

Brighton Pier Tourist Information

Take a walk down history with us as we wind back to 1823 when the first pier was built. The development of Brighton Pier spans over 200 years and is an important part of our history and culture. The pier has been home to a theatre, concert hall and pavilion; Royal Pavilion fireworks display; shops, restaurants, cafes and bars; mini golf course, cinema, antiques arcade, gift shop (with the largest coin collection in the country); workshops including art studios – even a mortuary.

The famous Brighton Pier, which belongs to the West Pier Trust, is one of the top tourist attractions in the South of England. A walkway carrying millions of visitors each year, the pier has recently undergone millions of pounds worth of investment and now spans a total length of 753 metres thanks to the new central deck space that was added in 2005. Over the past 15 years, Brighton Pier has undergone major renovations and expansion, that were initially not well received by certain sections of its customer base.

But now, since the £20 million pound makeover officially opened in 2008, Brighton Pier has become one of the top 20 most popular visitor attractions in Britain. The Pier has had the biggest face lift since it’s was first erected and is now known for its shiny buildings which include a hotel, bars and restaurants, the famous Ship Hotel as well as smart brand new shop fronts. With the restoration busier than ever it seems that Brighton Pier is here to stay.

Hello and welcome to Brighton Pier the heart of the city. One of my favourite places to visit when I'm on holiday in Brighton is Brighton Pier although I live there, it's one of the most iconic landmarks in the area. I personally think it's one of the best beaches in England. Before you plan your trip to Brighton Pier you’ll probably want some information and this blog post has you covered. I have always loved the winter months, the twinkling Christmas lights, snowflakes fluttering down, winter walks and cups of hot chocolate.

Pebble Beach At Brighton

Brighton beach is a small and quaint beach resort on the south coast of England. It's Oceanside location is ideal for visitors wanting peace and quiet. Brighton beach is the perfect holiday location for families, couples, and friends seeking some rest and relaxation in a truly breathtaking environment, with cliffs reaching up to 300 feet high and some of Britain's most famous top attractions just minutes away. Pebble beach is located on the East side of Brighton, very close to North Laine.

This area can get quite busy with tourists especially in Summer times and evenings. Make sure to go early morning if you prefer to have the beach all for yourself. Pebble beach at Brighton has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the UK by Trip Advisor This is a beautiful place to visit if you love the sea and the sand. The pebbly beach is also award winning, listed as the fourth best in Britain.

Brighton Festival

The May bank holiday weekend sees the start of the annual Brighton Festival, which continues for 6 weeks. The Festival takes place across the city and features a wide variety of events including outdoor theatre, music and dance performances, visual arts and a children’s month full of events culminating in the parade on May 30th. The Brighton Festival is a ten-day festival of the arts, taking place annually, and there are many artists demonstrating their talents over the nine days of the main festival.

The programme for the festival shows music, film, theatre and comedy events spread across venues throughout the city. The Festival takes place over a long weekend usually at the beginning of May. Over closely packed days there is something on nearly every evening for everyone. It's worth scheduling time to see a particular event as it can be difficult to get tickets because many places sell out quickly. Brighton Fringe Festival. In March every year, Brighton hosts the third largest Arts Festival in Britain which includes a large Theatre programme and various fringe events.

It’s that time of year again (for me at least) where I’m getting in the mood for the next Festival…and this year it’s Brighton Festival. Gather your family and friends for some fun in the Sun, on Brighton beach. Brighton beach is one of the most popular resorts in England. On a hot summers day you can simply drift away in thoughts whilst sitting on Brighton beach. I had worked in the Royal Pavillion ice skating rink my last two years of school with agency jobs.

Gay Pride And Brighton

One of the perks of choosing to study at the University of Brighton, is that I am only a couple of minutes away from the sea. Beach season is here and I’ve already spent far too many hours sunbathing, but I enjoy it immensely. This year, I’m moving in with my new flatmates who are also international students. The streets of Brighton city centre are filled with proud individuals celebrating Brighton Pride in every which way.

It’s easy to spot a rainbow flag flying proudly atop one building or another, while fancy dress and vintage cars give it a distinctly happy holiday mood. Organized by the Gay Liberation Front, the first Gay Pride Parade took place on 1st July 1972.   As the 1970s progressed more people attended Pride events and it drew support from human rights groups such as Campaign for Homosexual Equality and from Parliament. Brighton has a long history of being ‘different’ and celebrating sexual diversity.

It was the home of the first ever gay library and the book that led to gay rights movement “The Well of Loneliness” was written by Radclyffe Hall while living in Brighton. The annual Brighton Pride is one of the biggest LGBT events in the UK attracting around 150,000 people. The first Pride festival was held back in 1976 and has been growing ever since. Today’s blog is dedicated to Pride festivities taking place in Brighton, England.

Getting To Brighton By Train:

It can be a hassle finding train times and dealing with peak time rush hour travel when it comes to getting to Brighton, especially if you are using the public transport. Brighton is one of the most popular seaside destinations in all of the UK. It is a popular weekend destination for Londoners and has more than 30 museums including the Royal Pavilion. There are two unique beaches, such as both pebbly beach and rock beach which is covered by beautiful pebbles as smooth as fine sand, and cliffs which are loved by tourists for their great height.

Getting to Brighton by train is very straightforward and easy. There is a fast regular service (known as the Gatwick Express) from London Victoria in Central London, taking only thirty five minutes and there are good connections from London Bridge, London Waterloo and Gatwick Airport. For up to date travel information and planning a train journey visit National Rail website at Getting to Brighton by Train.  There are frequent trains from London Waterloo which takes just over an hour with good connections from London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport train stations as well.

For up to date travel information and planning a train journey visit National Rail website at Getting to Brighton by Train.  There are frequent trains from London Waterloo which takes just over an hour with good connections from London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport train stations as well. For up to date travel information and planning a train journey visit National Rail website at A visitor to GetControlOfYourEmail.

Parking Near Brighton Beach

Parking near Brighton beach isn't always easy. There are only a few multi-story car parks in Brighton and as you can see from the map below they're quite far out. The Lanes car park is probably the closest multi storey car park to Bright Pier and the Pier Approach (Brighton sea front). It only has 366 spaces so you may struggle to find space in peak season. The post code for Lanes Car Park at Brighton beach is: Black Lion Street, Brighton .

Another close multi level car park is The Churchill. Turn right out of the train station then straight over the bridge across Palace Pier and along the seafront then turn into Grand Avenue where you'll see The Churchill multi-storey car. There are two car parks in Brighton that are very close to the Pier. For you information, Brighton Pier is about 0. 8 mile from the centre of Brighton, and 0. 3 miles from the sea front.

The Lanes Car Park is only a few minutes walk from the seafront and is less than a 5 minute walk to the main promenade at Brighton Pier. It will cost £7 for an all day parking ticket, but if you manage to go 'pound lunch'on your way down to the pier its worth it (I tend to walk on my way down there). The Lanes is immediately opposite the pier so allows easy access to Brighton beach and the pier.

While it’s said, that parking is tricky in peak times, i find it fine. With 366 spaces there should be parking if you arrive early enough. The multi-storey car park has indoor disabled bays with a ticket machine, digital display board, security cameras and is lift for easy access. Postcode for indoor disabled parking at Brighton Beach is: Black Lion Street, Brighton . If you’re looking to visit Brighton Beach then Lanes car park is really the only viable choice.

It’s tiny compared to other municipal car parks but it’s pretty affordable at £1. 50 an hour and there are no time restrictions on parking which is a real bonus. The entrance is right next door to the Beateaux Star hotel so you can even drop your car off and then get a taxi down to Brighton beach. But that might be a little overkill…. So you're on your travels and want to know where to park your car in Brighton.

There are many public options for parking in the city centre, however finding an open space can be a hassle during peak season. Here's a list of Brighton multi-storey car parks and some helpful tips for making the most of them. The Lanes car park is probably the closest multi storey car park to Brighton Pier. It only has 366 spaces so you may struggle to find space in peak season. The post code for Lanes car park is: Black Lion Street, Brighton .

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