Things to Do in Brighton

Go on the Brighton Palace Pier

The Brighton Palace Pier is a grade II listed pier and opened in 1899. It has a range of food and drink concessions, fairground rides, two arcades and an indoor soft play area. The Brighton Palace Pier is about a mile (15 min walk) from Brighton station or you can hop on the No.14 or No.27 bus.

 

Go on the British Airways i360

The British Airways i360 is a glass viewing pod taking you up 450ft and allowing you to take in a full view of the city of Brighton, the Seven Sisters and the South Downs.

The i360 was opened in August 2016, and was designed by the same team that designed the London Eye.

Whilst enjoying the view, you can enjoy a locally sourced drink from their Nyetimber Sky Bar, including Nyetimber English sparking wine, Brighton gin, Blackdown vodka and Folkington’s juices.

At the base of the i360 is also the West Beach Bar & Kitchen which serves up delicious dishes using seasonal locally sourced ingredients and the West Beach Café & Bar serving up vegan light bites and cakes.

You can save money by booking online in advance.

Explore the Lanes

The Lanes are full of small independent shops and make for the perfect unique shopping experience.

Located just east of Churchill Square, and near the Royal Pavilion, they are only about a 10-minute walk from Brighton station.

Visit the Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is Grade I listed and was built as a seaside pleasure palace for George IV and combines Indian architecture with Chinese interior designs.

Watch Brighton at the Amex Stadium

The Amex stadium is home to Brighton & Hove Albion, currently enjoying a spell in the Premier League. The stadium opened in July 2011, with a capacity of 30,7500.

The Amex stadium is located north-east of Brighton near the University of Sussex campus.

By road, the stadium is just off the A27, but the stadium can also be reached by train, with trains running from Brighton station roughly every 10-20 minutes to Falmer station which is just by the stadium, the journey taking approximately 10 minutes. There are also buses to the stadium.

Cycle along the seafront

Brighton is known for being quite hilly, so if you fancy a more relaxing bike ride, why not head along the seafront. There is a cycle lane running west from Brighton that can take you as far as Worthing, which is about 11-12 miles and will take about 1 hour, or 2 hours there and back. For a slightly shorter route you could stop off at Lancing and head to Perch for a refreshment or Shoreham-By-Sea where there is a few cafes to choose from.

Enjoy fish & chips on the beach

Brighton is not short of fish & chip shops, so why not grab some and head down to the beach to watch the sunset. Watch of for seagulls!

Go for a walk at Devil's Dyke

Devil’s Dyke is a National Trust situated on the South Downs, just North West of the city centre and makes the perfect escape from the bustling city. It is about 20 minutes from the city centre in the car, and there is Pay & Display car park, which is free for National Trust members. Click here for more details on parking and facilities.

Alternatively, you can pop onto the Breeze 77 bus which has stops from Brighton Pier, i360, Churchill Square and Brighton station taking you up to Devil’s Dyke. See here for more details on the bus timetable and route map.

Visit SEA LIFE Brighton

SEA LIFE in Brighton is the world’s oldest aquarium and was opened in 1872. It is home to over 5,000 sea creatures and over 100 different species. It was designed by Eugenius Birch, who also designed the now derelict West Pier.

Tickets can be bought on the day but they are cheaper if you buy online in advance. Located just next to the Brighton Palace Pier it is a 15-20 minute walk from Brighton station.

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