Brighton is one of Britain’s oldest and most unconventional resorts, which manages to combine a traditional seaside charm with a Bohemian raffishness. Brighton Pier is one of Britain’s most visited attractions and has a vibrant atmosphere, created by its funfair and traditional stalls. The shingle beach is the perfect place to enjoy sun-bathing, ice-creams and traditional fish and chips.
The eccentricity of the city is symbolised in the Royal Pavilion, commissioned by the exuberant Prince Regent, with its elaborate Indian-style domes and minarets. Brighton also boasts an eclectic range of shops, a lively café culture and a very busy arts scene.
Brighton is home to a range of different cultures and people and is alive with artists, writers, musicians, actors, poets, celebrities, students and tourists. It is perfect for a holiday packed with entertainment and new experiences.
We use the Royal Albion Hotel, situated on the seafront directly opposite Brighton Pier.
Churchill Square, the stylish indoor shopping centre is the place to find leading names alongside quaint individual outlets. The Lanes, a 17th Century shopping quarter is a popular choice with shoppers too; local shops and café culture thrive in North Laine with tables spreading out into the middle of Gardener Street.
Beaches and Gardens
Brighton’s famous shingle beach stretches to the neighbouring resort of Hove and has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. The largest nearby gardens are at Queen’s Park, a picturesque location often playing host to a wide variety of events, including open-air performances of Shakespeare during the summer months and a popular wildlife workshop.