Book your weekend away and visit Brighton’s must-see places
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We’ve selected the best of Brighton for you. So whether you’re looking for a romantic meal for two or a night out on the town, you’ll find it all here. And of course, no visit to Brighton would be complete without a stop at the pier. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring Brighton’s best bits today!
One of Europe’s largest Marina’s, the Brighton Marina is home to a wide range of bars, restaurants and activities. Have a stroll along the marina and admire the million pound yachts for sale. Have lunch in one of the countless restaurants or maybe a spot of shopping in one of the designer discount stores. From ten pin bowling through to mackerel fishing day trips, Brighton Marina makes a good day out for all members of the family.
Q Leisure has grown to become one the countries largest activity centres. A truly amazing day out and just 6 miles from Brighton! Go karting, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, kids corner, paintballing, archery, target shooting – the list goes on!
As one of the country’s leading providers of water sports, there’s an activity here for everyone. Sailing, powerboat driving, paddle boarding, windsurfing, water skiing and Zap Cat powerboat driving. You will certainly leave with a fun memory of your holiday.
Bring along your own booze and nibbles and enjoy an evening of creating your very own work of art to remember your holiday by. This is a great place to have a giggle and be creative and is ideal for larger groups or families during the daytime.
The Brighton Sea Life centre is an institution in Brighton and has been open since 1872. It is a fantastic and exciting day out for the whole family or groups of friends with over 1500 sea creatures and 50 displays to explore. Watch in amazement as giant turtles and sharks glide above your head whilst you walk in the underwater tunnel. Other activities include a glass bottom boat and behind the scenes tours and a free rock pool experience where guests can touch crabs and starfish. The newest feature is the Octopus garden. There are also free talks and feeds available throughout the day. This is a great place to take the kids to, keeping them occupied for hours.
Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by the fashionable Regency society and it is still a distinctive landmark for vibrant Brighton & Hove today. The extravagant banqueting hall with it’s looming dragons certainly has the wow factor.
From it’s humble beginnings in 1823 as a landing stage for passenger ships, Brighton Pier has become Brighton’s must visit tourist destination. The Pier offers white knuckle rides, the best fish and chips in the city and some of the best views of Brighton. Make the Palace Pier top of your to do list.
Brighton Square is home to twenty one exciting shops and restaurants catering for residents and visitors to the city, offering a unique and vibrant shopping experience. In the middle of the Square is the distinctive Dolphin fountain by the sculptor James Osborne. All coins collected in the fountain are donated to The Royal Alexandra Hospital for sick children.
Described as ‘opulently gothic’, the shop is situated in the cobbled streets in the Jewellery quarter in Brighton’s Lanes, and is filled with vintage wooden cabinets, Brighton;s Pavilion inspired wallpaper and unique window displays. Founded in 2006 by Jason French and Pippa Knowles, Baroque Bespoke Jewellery offers its own jewellery collection as well as the designs of local jewelers and emerging graduating designers.
This happens to be a French café however they make a pretty good version of an English breakfast. The cafe has a laid back arty atmosphere and a lovely seated area outside which is perfect for sunny afternoons. The service is first rate and the staff are extremely polite and courteous. The food does have a Gallic twist serving a chunky Toulouse sausage alongside a more ciabatta style bread with your fry up. Everything is fresh, well-cooked and beautifully presented.
Open year-round, Lucky Beach Cafe serves up local, sustainable and mostly organic food and drink right in the middle of Brighton beach. With indoor and (heated) al-fresco seating, there are options all year round. Great for breakfast or brunch options and great coffee (made in their own roastery up the road!), definitely worth a visit if the weather allows.
Located just opposite St Peter’s Chuch near London Road, Moksha serve up delicious breakfast, brunch & lunch using fresh, local and ethical produce. Since opening, their take on the modern breakfast has fast become a local favourite. However, it’s not just their classics that are getting the attention. The Mexican inspired, Huevos Rancheros, has appealed to Brighton’s desire for something a bit different and is a must-try!
The Balcony Cafe is a lovely little café situated in the North Laines of Brighton. It has a cute little balcony where you can sit and watch the world go by. They serve some gut busting breakfasts alongside some lighter options. The staff are warm and friendly and there is always a pleasant atmosphere with lots of music.
Marmalade serves breakfast, lunch and incredible coffee in a rustic yet beautifully styled corner café. Breakfast is made to order from a set menu and although they don’t offer the traditional full English breakfast, we don’t think anyone could leave feeling hard done by. The food coupled with the friendly team make Marmalade the perfect breakfast spot.
Set within a beautiful botanical backdrop, the Redroaster of today provides a little bit of everyday luxury. It is Brighton’s oldest coffee roastery. As well as their ethically sourced, hand-roasted coffee, Red Roaster serve breakfast, brunch and lunch carefully prepared by a team led by Matt Gillan (holder of a Michelin Star for five years and winner of the BBC’s Great British Menu). It turns into a tasty Thai restaurant by night, Lucky Khao.
Breakfast at Bill’s has now become a Brighton institution. The atmosphere is great and the venue is pretty damn uber cool. Fresh, quality ingredients make for an impressive breakfast, however portion sizes could perhaps be a little more generous but this is easily remedied by ordering extras! Be prepared to get there early or you’ll find yourself in a queue, which is still well worth it. With the venue, atmosphere and food it’s our top of the pops!