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With its iconic pier, beautiful beach, and lively atmosphere, Brighton is a destination that offers something for everyone. But beyond the obvious, Brighton is also home to an array of fantastic activities and things to do that are just waiting to be discovered.
From watersports to shopping, street art to fine dining, there’s an endless array of experiences to be had in this beautiful city. So why not make a weekend of it and book your stay now? Read on to learn more about Brighton’s best things to do and see.
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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.
Take a flight to the skies and see Brighton and the beautiful South Coast as you have never seen them before. Glide up gently to 138 metres on the world’s tallest moving observation tower, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye.
In a futuristic glass viewing pod, visitors can admire 360 degree views across Regency Brighton, the South Downs and, on the clearest days, all the way to Beachy Head and the Isle of Wight.
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.
A hidden gem in the very heart of Brighton’s Lanes for Brightonians and holiday makers in the search of something different. This unique retail destination houses a bespoke collection of stores along a winding courtyard. Visitors to Dukes Lane will find brands such as bareMinerals, Fred Perry, Kiehl’s and Ted Baker.
Brighton, and North Laine in particular, is renowned for its street art displays and original, creative graffiti. The tapestry changes from time to time, with new and exciting displays popping up. It’s also great to stumble across something hidden away, left to find by the artist.
A mixture of some commissions and a lot of uncurated throwups, the urban art scene is alive and vibrant in Brighton.
Here are some of the top street graffiti artworks and spots around the North Laine, Brighton.
Komedia is Brighton’s much loved venue for comedy, gigs, cabaret, children’s theatre and club nights in the North Laine. It is home to the Krater Comedy Club, Comic Boom and Bent Double. It also hosts a three screen cinema for Duke’s Picturehouse with café and bar. A great all round place to be entertained.
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