Brighton pier
Brighton pier

The best things to do in Brighton

 

Most Londoners know Brighton as the place to flock to on hot summer weekends for sun, sea and fish ‘n’ chips. But there’s more to this seaside town than its vast pebbly beach. Wondering what to do in Brighton? Explore winding lanes, historic architecture and an impressive foodie scene, not to mention some great independent shops. Check out our guide to Brighton and hop in a Zipcar for a fun day out from London.

 

Eat and drink in Brighton

Hungry after a day at the beach, or ready to wet your whistle? These are the best places to eat and drink in Brighton.

Terre A Terre

Vegetarian dish

Terre A Terre

This iconic vegetarian restaurant in Brighton offers diners unique, creative veggie food. Terre A Terre has been making ethical and sustainable food since 1993, becoming one of the most exciting vegetarian restaurants in the UK.

Moshimo

Sushi

Moshimo

If you have a soft spot for sushi, don’t miss Moshimo. The award-winning sustainable and ethical Japanese restaurant is on a mission to end overfishing, serving healthy sushi, bento and vegan dishes in a modern setting close to the seafront.

The Walrus

The Walrus

The Walrus

Get lost in this pub’s maze of eclectically decorated rooms, where you can relax with a pint, indulge in a delicious meal, or hunker down until last orders. The Walrus’ walls are adorned with all kinds of vintage curios and one-of-a-kind artworks, with a perfect combination of bright airy dining rooms and cosy nooks.

Places to visit in Brighton

If you’re wondering what to do in Brighton, check out these fun things to do. 

Brighton beach

Brighton beach

Brighton beach

It goes without saying that Brighton’s beach is the primary reason most people make a beeline to the town when the sun is shining. The vast, pebbly beach is often thronged with tourists, so it’s well worth walking away from the hubbub of the centre to find a more tranquil spot.

Royal Pavilion

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Royal Pavilion

This incredible building inspired by Indian architecture is a sight to behold. There’s even more to see inside, as the Royal Pavilion is open to visitors who want to explore its ornately decorated interiors, featuring artworks, furniture and décor fit for a king – which makes sense since it used to be the seaside retreat for King George IV.

The Lanes

The Lanes, Brighton

The Lanes

Discover the brightly coloured buildings and narrow winding lanes of what was once the hub of the old fishing town. Today they have been transformed into an array of bustling restaurants, cafes and independent jewellers. Stop for a coffee, pick up a gift for someone special, or just enjoy a spot of people watching!

Shopping in Brighton

There’s more to Brighton’s shops than postcards and rock. These independents are testament to that.

Magazine Brighton

Magazine Brighton

Magazine Brighton

Whatever you’re into, there’s a magazine for that. From lovers of the written word to fashion, photography and art, Magazine Brighton’s collection of independent zines are sure to fascinate and inspire anyone from hobbyists to professionals.

Snooper’s Attic

vintage clothing

Snooper’s Attic

This vintage and maker’s collective is somewhere between a dressing room of a circus and an antique shop. The delightful array of vintage clothing, headwear and decorations at Snooper’s Attic is the perfect place to pick up a unique look for your next festival. 

Lavender Room

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Lavender Room

A calming oasis in the midst of Brighton’s vibrant North Laine area, Lavender Room is filled with beautiful things for your home. From candles and fragrances to quirky ornaments and houseplants, you’ll also find a curated selection of fashion pieces, from blouses and handbags to knitwear. 

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