First Time Tourists Guide in Brighton

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Brighton is a city in East Sussex

Brighton is popular among tourists for beaches

Brighton also has several historical destinations such as the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Palace Pier

You can also find many entertainment attractions from museums, bars, pubs, and theaters

Not to mention the iconic British Airways i360 tower that will give you an unforgettable experience of seeing Brighton from the top

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SIGHTSEEING

When you visit Brighton, don't miss the British Airways i360 tower. The 162-meter tall tower will lift you gently up to 138 meters height within a glass observation pod that will allow you to see the 360-degree views of Brighton. You will have about 25 minutes
to admire the beauty of Brighton and the English Channel from the top.

British Airways i360

This futuristic glass pod with a cocktail bar travels skyward for dramatic ocean & city views

Address : Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN, United Kingdom

DOWNTOWN

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion Garden. The building of this public museum was first built in 1805. The museum also has many interesting collections such as the collection of Decorative Art, Natural Sciences, World Art, Fine Art, Costume and Textile, and many more collections that you can see. You can also book a guided tour to get more in-depth knowledge about the collections that are being displayed.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

In Royal Pavilion's gardens, with displays of fine/decorative art, fashion, toys and local history

Address : Royal Pavilion Gardens, Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN1 1EE, United Kingdom

SHOPPING

North Laine Bazaar is an indoor marketplace with many vendors who are selling antiques, crafts, and vintage clothing. You can also find other interesting things here such as vinyl records, taxidermy, and jewelry. Inside the bazaar, there's also a garden center that opens seasonally.

North Laine Bazaar

Indoor marketplace with a garden center & stalls selling antiques, crafts & vintage clothing

Address : 5, 5A Upper Gardner St, Brighton BN1 4AN, United Kingdom

FOOD & DRINK

You can find traditional food such as pies, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, and fish and chips while you're in Brighton. English breakfast is also a favorite among the people of Brighton. And if you're looking for a drink that is popular in Brighton, then try Tuaca. Tuaca is a brandy that has a natural flavor, it's sweet and golden brown in color. Though the origin of Tuaca is unclear, the drink is believed to have been existing since five centuries ago.

CULTURE

Brighton is a city that is colorful with diversity and is known as one of the most cultural cities in Europe. Brighton is home to many entertainment attractions from festivals, museums, movies, theaters, and event unique restaurants.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Peak season: The best time to visit Brighton is from May to September since the weather is perfect during this time. And July and August are the high seasons in Brighton. Since Brighton has several beautiful beaches, there are many tourists who are visiting Brighton to spend their summer on the beaches.

HOTEL

Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa offers several experiences that you can enjoy during your stay, from spa and wellness center, hot tub/jacuzzi, sauna, massage, bicycle rental, and event bike tours. Its location near a beach allows you to enjoy the view of the sea from the comfiness of your room. Hotel du Vin Brighton has a very strategic location since it's situated within a walking distance from several popular Brighton attractions such as Brighton Beach, Royal Pavilion, and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. The hotel also has a bar and lounge that has more than 100 selection of whiskeys, rums, and cocktails. And if you plan to travel with your pet or dog, this hotel is the right choice because it's animal-friendly.

Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Hotel details In a Victorian building overlooking a seafront promenade, this upscale hotel at the edge of the bustling Lanes area is a 9-minute walk from the landmark Royal Pavilion

Address : 64 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NA, United Kingdom

Hotel du Vin Brighton

A minute's walk from Brighton Beach, this laid-back hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Royal Pavilion and a 7-minute walk from Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Address : 2 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD, United Kingdom

RESTAURANT

The New Club is located on the seafront of Brighton. The restaurant serves various kinds of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can find sandwiches, pancakes, fish & chips, burgers, and salad. There are also vegan and vegetarian options that you can choose. The restaurant also has a wide selection of drinks such as frappes, soft drinks, shakes, and even alcoholic beverages. Another restaurant option is Brighton Beach Club that is located next to the British Airways i360 tower. The restaurant has an outdoor setting that overlooks the sea. The restaurants offer a wide range of menu from Pudding Menu, Sunday Menu, and their signature Crafty Nippers Menu. Brighton Beach Club also has a vegan and vegetables friendly menu.

The New Club

Breakfast, steaks, burgers and cocktails in a laid-back all-day coffee house/diner/bar by the sea

Address : 133-134 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2HH, United Kingdom

Brighton Beach Club

Great venue for late afternoon, early evening drinks or meal

Address : 26 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2LN, United Kingdom

CAFE

Small Batch Coffee on Seven Dials is not just a coffee shop, but also a laboratory where all the delicious coffee from Small Batch coffee is created. The coffee shop is hosted in a beautiful small building also offers pastries and roasted coffee that you can bring home. Another place to get quality coffee is Cafe Coho. Cafe Coho emphasized the quality of their coffee from the flavor and the techniques. The coffee ranges from several places such as San Jeronimo Costa Rica, Gajah Mountain Sumatra, Cocagi Gashonga Rwanda, and Liberacion Guatemala. They also sell homemade cakes, artisan sandwiches, and freshly made juices. Many of their dishes are vegan and gluten-free.

Small Batch Coffee

Friendly, welcoming, popular specialist coffee house, with tasty food too

Address : 108A Dyke Rd, Hove, Brighton BN1 3TE, United Kingdom

Cafe Coho

Rustic cafe with outdoor tables, for acclaimed coffee, breakfast and hot mains, from local produce

Address : 53 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF, United Kingdom

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Prince Albert Pub is a popular nightlife destination is Brighton. The place often holds regular live music acts. You can choose a beer, cider, wine, spirits, and shots from their selection. But, this place no longer serves food, but don't worry because you're allowed to bring your own food. The Mesmerist is a three-story lounge bar located in the heart of Brighton's Lanes. Each room in the Mesmerist has its own style. They also often hold events and performances of the local bands and DJs from Tuesday to Saturday.

Prince Albert Pub

Nightlife destination featuring regular live music acts, plus beer, cider, wine, spirits and shots

Address : 48 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4ED, United Kingdom

The Mesmerist

Buzzy pub with retro, gin palace-inspired decor, plus regular live music and DJs

Address : 1-3 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HE, United Kingdom

INTERESTING PLACE

The Royal Pavilion is also a place that you don't want to miss while visiting Brighton. Royal Pavilion used to be a royal residence located in Brighton. When you enter the pavilion, you will be able to see the banqueting room, the great kitchen, the music room, the royal bedrooms, and etc. The grand architecture of the building is such a beautiful sight to admire. Brighton Palace Pier is a popular attraction in Brighton. The pier has been existing for 120 years. The historic pier is free to visit, but you have to pay for the attractions that the pier has such as the carousel, turbo coaster, Galaxia, air race, and other fun rides.

The Royal Pavilion

Distinctive Asian-style palace built for King George IV, with restored rooms, gardens and tours

Address : 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE, United Kingdom

Brighton Palace Pier

Opened in 1899 and home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants and deckchairs to enjoy the sea view

Address : Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1TW, United Kingdom

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Upside Down House is located near the i360. Just like its name, when you enter the house you will experience walking in the ceiling, seeing the kitchen hanging from above, and other unique experiences. You only need to pay for £5 to get into the house, and once you're inside, you can strike creatives poses as many as you want since there's no time limit. Brighton Beach Bandstand is a historic Victorian seafront bandstand. The upper floor of the bandstand is often used for regular concerts, while the base of the building is used as a cafe. The location of the bandstand that overlooks the sea and the beautiful Victorian style is a perfect spot for a picture or more.

Upside Down House

The upside down house is a fantastic place to make some very memorable photos

Address : Kings Road Arches, 42-43, Brighton BN1 2LN, United Kingdom

Brighton Beach Bandstand

A wonderful iconic landmark and beautifully maintained for all to use

Address : Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2PQ, United Kingdom