Brighton Palace Pier   Brighton Beach    

And it's views: i365, Sussex Heights, St Paul's Church


  Kingsway, Kings Road, i365, Brighton Palace Pier, West Pier



Royal Pavilion


The Lanes

  Railway station area

Brighton Dome, Church St, Victoria GArdens, Valley Gardens


North Laine, Town Hall
Bond Street


Queens Road, Clock Tower
North Street

Brighton by night, sunset       London
Brighton Palace Pier, West Pier        


Population: 291 000 (metro 769 000)
Tallest building:
Sussex Heights (82m, 26 floors built 1968).
Founded year: Established 1997
Countiy: Sussex
South East England
82.79 km²
Year: 2022 visited


Brighton and Hove is UK:s most popular seaside resort – a city that consists of Brighton, were the pier and most famous attractions are, and Hove, just West of Brighton.
The most famous structures are the Brighton Palace Pier (a 525 m long famous wooden pier from 1899 with gaming arcade and an amusement park),  the Royal Pavilion (a rare Oriental style Royal palace with gardens in the city center), i360 (a pod that goes up and down a 162m tall observation tower), Grand Hotel (were the bombing of Margret Thatcher took place), Brighton Dome (historic events for ABBA and Pink Floyd), the Clock Tower (a Royal memorial) on Queens Road and St Paul’s Church just next. The city center is quite hilly, especially the part between the railway station and the sea. Brighton Beach is long and popular, but stony (no sand), and goes along the coastline. Along the beach runs a road that changes name to Kingsway/Kings Rd/Marine Parade and a promenade with souvenir shops, bars and restaurants. It is popular to hang out around the beach. To the East there are chalk cliffs along the beach. Regency Square and Brunswick Terrace are beautiful squares that face the beachfront, lined with Victorian townhouses.
The Lanes is a shopping area with lanes with rare stores with nice storefonts, music clubs and pubs. It is a very picturesque area and bohemian quarters. To the North is the North Laine, a similar quarter. Victoria Gardens, Old Steine Gardens and Valley Gardens are a small narrow parks that follow each other.

The most famous museums are the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the Old Police Cells Museums in the Town Hall, a building in Greek revival style. Brighton has a special character with many typical British Victorian townhouses.

Brighton is known for its music scene and thriving independent cultures and many festivals. The city has many rainbow flags. Brighton is also one of the cities in the UK with the highest percent homelessness, and more visible then in London. Just like most British cities, Brighton has double decker buses, most of them are beige and red (but there are even pink ones as well).


I visited Brighton as a daytrip from London in April 2022. The train ride from the London Bridge Station was nightmarish, it took 2 and a half hours, the train was barely moving and no seats! Avoid going to Brighton during peak hours and special holidays, it is just too crowded! I had diner at the Grand Central, a very nice pub were they serve fish and chips and other dishes and are very kind. I found Brighton a nice city, a bit alternative but also a bit rundown and much more laidback then London. It is like the city is stuck in the 1960s, which is nice, and I like the rock approach of the city. Brighton is a typical seaside city and you can hear seagulls everywhere. Overall I would definitely prefer London though, that is a much livelier and bigger city.

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