Brighton Travel Guide
Brighton Pier, England © hozinja
The city of Brighton is one of England's most
exciting seaside destinations. Renowned for its cosmopolitan
characters, diverse entertainment venues, and great nightlife,
local and international tourists flock to this city at every chance
they get, be it for a long weekend or a summer vacation.
Brighton remains one of the most popular day trip
destinations from London for foreign visitors. In fact, Brighton
Pier is the most popular tourist destination in the UK outside of
London. The stripy deckchairs on the iconic Brighton Pier have
become an instantly recognisable image of the English seaside.
Brighton's modern atmosphere is strongly contrasted
by some of its older Regency and Victorian architecture. The
charming village lanes are home to numerous cafes, antique shops,
and jewellery stores, while not far away the Palace Pier stretches
out over the lapping waves of the sea. The lights and music from
its funfair and amusement arcades lure vast and raucous crowds.
During the summer, the pebbled Brighton Beach and its
waterfront bars and clubs become fun and vibrant, with locals and
vacationers alike throwing all caution to the wind and revelling in
the laidback, summery atmosphere. This festive nature extends to
big events such as the Brighton Festival and the Pride Summer
Getting around in Brighton is easy as excellent rail
connections to other UK destinations. There is an excellent network
of frequent bus services for getting around the city, and taxis are
also available 24 hours a day. Cycle lanes throughout Brighton and
Hove make cycling a quick and safe travel option. Mobile app based
taxi services, like Uber, are also available.