It’s so nice to see a non-native actually understand that North Laine and the Lanes are not just different places, but spelt different too!
And you said “Palace Pier”! I think I love you!!
Consider yourself an adopted Brightonian :)
Brighton is simply amazing, lived here for a few years now and couldn’t love anywhere else as much. Even on rainy days the staff in shops smile, people chat to each other nicely in the streets. Anything goes, very creative, a great place to be and by the sea :)
Have been all over the world and seen plenty of beaches. As lovely as they are, and there are some beauties ie Kuantan…nothing seems to compare with Brighton. Other seaside resorts have their “specialities” but tend overdo them. Brighton has a balanced combination of “things to do”, cultures, gender and soooooooh many different tastes. Plenty of eateries and balance prices. Just the place to be!!
Its is a such a lovely place who likes to being seaside... The view in the evening is amazing! As I seaside lover, I always try to go to brighton as much as possible.. In every season, you would find diffirent things that will make you love... I think, I just missed to be there :'(
Five stars and not one less. Yes, it has its downsides as well, but in my opinion they don't degrade our city in any kind of way. Even being someone who despises horrible weather doesn't put me off our beautiful city.
Why? it's all about the people and the culture. This has to be one of the most unique and open-minded towns on this planet. Being able to freely express myself without being gazed at or harrassed every few steps I take (as it has been the case in other towns, e.g. as I was living in rural Suffolk) is one of the most important aspects of my life, and in Brighton it is not only possible, but welcomed by the majority of the population. And there is definitely something to do for everyone – hardly any other town can boast such a mixture of cultural diversity as Brighton does. Whether you're into drama, photography, drum 'n bass, opera, festivals etc., this is the place to be.
At the moment our city is showing itself from its most beautiful side, considering the heavy snowfalls that we've had during the last few days. Which is the only thing which doesn't only make the cold weather endurable, but actually makes me enjoy it.
The whole notion of reveiwing a City in a few dozen words is so novel that I had to give it a go.
Brighton: The hippest city in Britain.
Brighton: The drugs death capital of the UK.
Brighton: London by the sea.
Brighton: The only town in UK with two(?) piers.
Brighton: So pretentios it hurts.
Brighton: Gay capital of England.
Brighton: Where the streets are paved with dogshit.
Actually, I think it can be summed up by the words that decorate the top of the carousel on the beach...
Brighton: Presents For your pleasure"
With more people supposedly holidaying at home due to the lack of quidage you should definitely spare a thought for Brighton.
Famous for Fat Boy Slim and a stony beach there’s much more to explore here.
There’s a general laid back atmosphere with lots of little street to search through on a weekend with small stalls selling clothes and other nik-naks which walk the line of antiques to tat.
The sea front is a short walk from the train station which has regular services from London Victoria.
It’s got a great creative vibe to the area.
Watch out for the super sized seagulls if you are eating chips on the sea front.
I can not say enough how much i enjoyed visiting Brighton and everything it had to offer. I had been told about it, but you can only appreciate for yourself once you have been.
The is almost a unique friendliness about the place with much emphasis on having fun!
The area called 'The Lanes’ is a must visit for the area, lots of different unique shops selling just about anything you could imagine. It certainly makes an impressive change to some of these carbon copy places where you could be in any town in the country because all the shops are the same!
At night the place stays well and truly alive. Whether you are looking for a nice quieter restaurant, or lively bars and clubs then you will be able to find them without any problems.
Brighton is one of my favourite places in England and it helps that it is by the Sea.
Its a very beautiful city with lots of greenery.
You couldn’t be bored here there is something going on nearly 24 hours a day.
The shopping is amazing, The Lanes are brilliant and you can find some really quirky stuff in them but the Churchill Shopping Centre has all the normal shops you need.
Brighton has an amazing choice of pubs and restaurants, it always has gigs going on from famous bands and if you have no money you can just sit on the beach and watch the waves.
Brighton is the ultimate seaside town. With a large beach, promenade, hundreds of arcades, shops, restaurants and pubs there’s so much selection you’ll run out of holiday before you’ve the chance to look around it all.
The arcades are large and fun to play, with so many machines you’ll take a while to get around them. There are quite a few sidestalls and places to buy little nibbles to eat such as ice cream, crisps, chips etc. There’s even a cafe on the boardwalk.
With the small theme park at the end of the boardwalk you are in for a extra treat, there’re quite a few to pick from. You will have to buy some extra tokens to ride them however and these go quite quickly.
The atmosphere in Brighton is fun and carefree, it is after all the gay capital. I guarantee you’ll never get bored coming here for a weekend break or a bit longer. More then enough fun for the whole family or those who want a sneaky weekend away.
I came down to Brighton from the North East to study at the art college in 1982. I never left!
Brighton’s a fun, funky, intelligent, free-thinking place with a massive, friendly gay community and more clubs than you can shake a stick at.
It’s packed to the gills with artists, writers and other creative types, which gives the town - the North Laine and Lanes shopping areas in particular - a unique flavour.
Steer clear of Western Road unless you want ordinary high street stuff.
Brighton’s second hand and charity shops are always worth a rummage. There’s a lot of money here and some people give away their clothes at the end of every season. Try the PDSA off London Road, for example, if you’re size 12 and like Karen Millen!
There are literally hundreds of restaurants, cafes and eateries of every imaginable nationality. From West Indian to Japanese, Tex Mex to the finest Indian food.
For a seaside resort, Brighton is remarkably free of amusements and tacky stuff. Instead, the seafront promenade is sprinkled with art galleries, gift shops, bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
If you’re into pubs, you’ll be hard pressed to find a proper local these days - sticky carpet, old dog and all - but there are loads and loads of gastro pubs, teenage boozing havens, smart bars and funky venues.
The town had two piers until recently. Five years ago, the old one finally burned down. Now, it’s no more than a Grade 1 listed wreck of twisted metal decaying gently out to sea. The Palace Pier (oops - I forgot - it has been re-named Brighton Pier) is cheap 'n’ cheerful; free deck chairs, piped music, amusements, a funfair, chips, Brighton rock… great fun.
Personally, I can’t think of a better place to be in the UK.
I have to give Brighton top marks. I moved here 10 years ago and haven’t regreted it. I went to uni here as well as worked in the city.
I have made so many friends compared to my old home town of Oxford.
Each area is different. And liking Real ale the pubs here are very good. There is always something going on.
I’ve spent the last couple of days in Brighton.. its about 50 mins from London Victoria or London Bridge… and the seafront and town centre is less than a 10 minute walk from the rail station. It has changed so much since the last time I’ve visited. There is a plethora of chic, luxury bars and super clubs, with something for everyone… You have the main high road, with all the street stores and the shopping centre. You then also have the winding small back roads that have a gorgeous selection of designer stores, shoe shops, gift shops,bakeries and restaurants,with people eating outside etc… Quite a pretty town…but Saturdays are seriously busy… The buses are prompt, go straight to the unis,have day savers you can purchase on board. I’d imagine bank holidays are also busy but I’ll be back soon to experience the night life…
I went to brighton via train which was quick-about 40mins from victoria. there is a beach with nice clean sand, however the water didnt look as clean as i expected. However, this IS England. It was a hot day when i went and thus there were many people in the sea and loungers being rented. the rides and food stalls were great. I ended up spending £20 on tokens for rides so not so much for the day. There are trampolines, a log ride and a little roller coaster overlooking the sea which was cool. My friend got very scared of this!
Even at this time of the year when it is very cold I always feel Brighton is a good place to visit. The promenade looks so different when you don't have to wade through droves of tourists.Being less than an hour by Kings Cross Station or Victoria. I think that outside of London its one of the best shopping areas available.There is a huge range of funky one-off boutiques to the romantic charm of The Lanes. The night-life there is good for anytime of the year and if you have money then spending it in the bars,restaurants and all kinds of night-life is worth it. Its good either if your are celebrating and are in a large group or if you just want to have quiet look.
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