Brighton is one of the UK’s best known seaside resorts located on the south coast in East Sussex. The city also has long been one of the most popular places to go for a hen party, stag doand other wedding related fun which means it is one of the most visited places by our buff butlers. And while we can handle some of the evening entertainment when you visit the city, what otherthings can you see and do in Brighton?
The Royal Pavilion with its ornate domes and minarets is one of the most popular spots to visit in Brighton. It was built by John Nash, the famous architect, for the Prince Regent – who later became George IV in 1820. Two centuries on, it is still a fascinating place to visit.
There’s no point visiting Brighton without going to the seaside and the waterfront is the scenic stretch of beach that includes a number of attractions as well as great places to go for a beach walk or a bike ride. There’s also the world’s oldest operational electric railway there, Volk’s Electrical Railway which has been in operation since 1883 and goes up and down a one mile stretch of the beach.
Another must-see spot is the Brighton Pier which opened back in 1899. It has been an ever-changing location and is now both a historic pier with lots of the best modern attractions and features on it. Enjoy the wrought-iron railings while watching the carousel or pop into the Victorian beer hall for a drink.
Legend says there are 365 pubs in Brighton and Hove, one for each night of the year. And while that might not accurate now with the number of pubs that have closed, the city is still known for its variety of nightlife. From classic pubs to the waterfront bars and St James’s Street, there are plenty of places to go for a drink, a few or a nice meal.
Sample the local nightlife
If you want to work up an appetite (for food or drink) one of the themed walks around the city is a great way to see the main sights and have fun. There are foodie tours and history walks as well as Ghost Walks after night for a good scare.
Enjoy a themed walk
There are also a number of regular festivals in and around the city so if you can time your visit around one, they are a great experience. The Brighton Festival has been around since the 1960s while Brighton Fringe and Pink Fringe are later additions. The Great Escape Festival is on all year round and there are always events on at the Brighton Dome.
Visit a festival
As a city that caters to visitors, there are plenty of options for where to stay. There are plenty of city centre chain hotels such as Travelodge and Premier Inns that offer budget-friendly, quality accommodation and there are also a number of boutique hotels around the city including one with a hot tub in its own private courtyard!
Where to stay in Brighton