10 Top Things To Do In Brighton

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Brighton is known as one of the UK’s most vibrant cities with plenty to offer in terms of sun, sea and everything in between. Whether you are in the mood for a walking tour, fancy delving into the rich history of the pier, or just want to soak up the sun with a cold drink in hand at one of the many the beach bars, there is something to suit a multitude of tastes.

10) Brighton Race Course

Known as one of the most exhilarating tracks in the south of England, the mile-and-a-half track at Brighton Race Course is located on picturesque hills that overlook the surrounding South Downs area, offering a fantastic view of the sea in the distance. This versatile venue is a great day out for friends and families alike, with a calendar packed full of races, fairs and festivals.

9) Booth Museum


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The Booth Museum of Natural History is full of quirky treasures that could rouse even the most reluctant history fan, making it a great place to stop off on a day trip with the family in Brighton. The museum is open all year round and features exhibits including British birds, butterflies, a killer whale skeleton and even dinosaur bones.

8) Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

If you are itching to see some live sport, then Brighton residents will tell you there is no better place than The Amex Stadium where the Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion play. With a capacity of 30,000+, a home match here makes for a very lively afternoon out!

7) Bike Tours


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If you’re in Brighton on one of those elusive sunny English afternoons, there are far worse things to do than take a relaxing bike tour around the city and seaside. Pay a visit to Brighton Bike Tours, and learn about the history and culture that made Brighton the colourful place that it is today. Make sure you have a camera to hand, as you will have ample opportunity to snap some top shots,  from the bohemian artwork, to the fascinating architecture and elevated hills.

6) Royal Pavilion Museum & Art Gallery

This Asian-inspired masterpiece was built in 1823 for Prince George IV. Since then it has become a fundamental part of Brighton’s appeal as a tourist destination. It houses furniture and fine works of art, as well as a fantastic view of the restored gardens.
Within the grounds you can also visit the spectacular Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, where you’ll find displays of 20th century design, fashion and style, as well as a range of interactive exhibitions.

5) Walking Tours

If you’re happier roving through a city on two feet rather than two wheels, there are plenty of walking tours that explore the best that Brighton has to offer. You’ll stroll along quirky side streets, hear spooky tales and learn about the heritage and culture that makes Brighton what it is today.

4) The Beach and Watersports

Brighton Beach is a beacon for fun and relaxation. Stretch out, sunbathe and enjoy the cool sea breeze and warm sun. If you are looking for salty fish and chips or a cold, refreshing drink, the beach boasts plenty of classic seaside establishments.
If you fancy hitting the waves, take your pick from activities including kayaking, wakeboarding, surfing, paddle boarding and body boarding. Contact companies such as Brighton Watersports for more details.

3) The Pier

The Palace Pier is a piece of Brighton history, first built in 1899. It was one of two piers in Brighton, until 1975 when the West Pier burned down. The Victorian Pier offers breathtaking views of the shimmering sea, as well as a number of eating and drinking establishments including the Palm Court Fish Restaurant and Horatio’s Bar. Don’t leave without riding the roller coaster and bumper cars too!

2) Sea Life Centre


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Brighton is home to the world’s oldest operating aquarium, which boasts majestic Victorian architectural features. The establishment is home to over 5,000 of the most amazing sea dwellers, including sharks, turtles and jellyfish. You can also cruise on the UK’s first glass bottom boat and take a fascinating tour of the interactive rock pool which allows you to actually touch starfish and crabs. You are also welcome to listen to a number of daily talks and assist with feedings to learn about all of the creatures and how you can aid conservation efforts.

1) The North Laines


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If you are on the lookout for a shopping experience like no other, it would be worth visiting the North Laines. Known for boasting the largest number of independent retailers on the whole of the UK’s south coast, you’ll be sure to find something unique. No matter whether it’s vintage fashion you are after, cutting edge art and photography or one-of-a-kind jewellery, you’ll find a retail treasure trove on these colourful streets.

For more information about Brighton, take a look at the Visit Brighton Official Website.

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