Brighton is a veritable tourist haven, with over eight million tourists visiting the city each year. And it’s got a lot to offer – the Great British seaside and a varied and vibrant nightlife. Some of the quirkiest hotels Brighton has to offer are tucked away around the city, and there’s no need to worry about how you’re going to get around, because Brighton can offer reliable, fast transports to other places in the city and to London, which is just an hour’s train ride away.
Brighton offers its visitors a taste of the quintessential British seaside – and no British seaside town would be complete without a Victorian pier now, would it? Originally built between 1891 and 1899 and having undergone plenty of major facelifts, Brighton Pier boasts a state-of-the-art attraction complex that includes everything from classic fairground rides and amusement arcades, restaurants and shows. Hotels like Jurys Inn Brighton offer easy access to the Pier, so you’re never too far from the fun stuff.
If you’re a water sports fan, then look no further than Hove Lagoon is a must, where you’ll have the opportunity to sail, wakeboard, kayak or windsurf, or even try out a whole range of water sports during an adventure day there. The team of experts there will be more than ready to guide you and make sure that your time there is safe as well as enjoyable. And what’s more, there’s a beautiful beach just around the corner where you can take time out or relax after a hard day’s fun.
For those fonder of quirky cafes, shops, pubs and museums, the city’s North Laine is going to be your cup of tea. Representing a vibrant array of small, diverse shops and independent North Laine offers everything from clothing, fashion, gifts, arts and entertainment to pubs, bars, cafes and street performance.
You could be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to more exotic climes if you take in the Royal Pavilion in all its glory. Built for the Prince Regent (who later became King George IV) in stages between 1787 and 1823, this magnificent royal pleasure palace is renowned for its exotic oriental appearance on the interior as well as the exterior. Also still home to some of the finest examples of the Chinoiserie (“Chinese-esque”) style in the UK, the Royal Pavilion was once revered by fashionable Regency society back in the 18th and 19th centuries and is still a stand-out landmark for the vibrant city today.