Brighton is a bustling friendly city on the South Coast with great links to London and plenty to keep you occupied. If you are looking for a great day out, fun activities to keep the kids entertained or maybe a nice coffee spot in Brighton then we have listed some ideal places.

Brighton lanes are full of cute independent shops and cafes, and vintage clothes and are lovely to wander through and browse. From the Main Station, the hill will lead down to the seafront – the whole area on the left area Brighton Laines. Some good streets include Kensington Gardens, Gardner Street, and Sydney Street. Snoopers Paradise is down Kensington Gardens and you can spend a long amount of time here browsing the antiques, vinyl, and vintage clothes. WiDEYE is also down Gardner Street and sells skin and body care.

Why not pick up a vegan doughnut from Glazed, enjoy walking around Brighton Pavilion and take a wander down to the seafront to try your luck on the penny machines on Brighton Pier?

Things to Do and Where to Eat

There are lots of things to do in Brighton. We love visiting Brighton Pavilion as well as visiting the shops. For families then you can go to Brighton Pier, go on the beach, visit SEA LIFE Brighton, or for museums visit the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery or Brighton Toy and Model Museum.

Have a look at our favourite things to do and recommendations on where to eat in Brighton by viewing the links below.

How to get to Brighton

Brighton is very easy to get to from London on the train, taking approximately an hour direct to London Victoria.

The train is probably the best way to visit Brighton as parking can be very expensive. You can get the train from stations near Brighton such as Lewes or Shoreham and these are a lot cheaper.

If you are coming by car, there are a number of car parks including Churchill Square or Regency Square Car Park.

There is also a park and ride service which runs from Withdean Sports Complex and car parking is free.

What’s Nearby?

The lovely pretty town of Lewes is not far – you can visit on the train in around 15 minutes and there is plenty to do or just wander around the independent shops!

We also recommend visiting Devils Dyke or Mount Caburn if you fancy more of a walk.

You can also visit One Garden Brighton, which is ideal for a gentle walk, picnic spot, and family-friendly restaurant, and also visit the gardens and One Market selling local produce. There are also lots of events that happen at One Garden so check out their website for more information. We really enjoyed just enjoying the walk through the park and there were also some live musicians playing and we enjoyed the refreshments and beers!

Local Events

Visit our What’s on in Sussex page for events across the county, including Brighton.

Where to Stay in Brighton?

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