The gay capital of the UK, having said that it’s not all drag queens and limp wrists. The city has a thriving student population that gives the city a young and urban vibe that brings the party out in any occasion. The city prides itself on being modern and a cool place to be. The drinking scene is a mixture of swanky bars and pubs with a couple of super clubs on the seafront thrown into the mix welcoming 8 million tourists annually, who spend a sum of £400 million pounds, which is injected directly into Brighton’s tourist trade.
With a regular train services from London Victoria, you can leave the car at home & spoil yourself with a few beers in transit. Once you get there, you’ll be able to cover most of it on your feet. If you’ve had too many beers on route or you are a group of guys after minimal exercise then put your hands in your change pocket! Get a day bus pass in substitution for one beer (£2.80) and go back & forth on the Brighton & Hove buses to your heart's content. Failing this there are several cab companies for your day & evening excursions.
- Visit Brighton Pier (aka Palace Pier)
- Learn to Paraglide or Paramotor
- Mountain Board
- Visit Booth Museum of Natural History
- Cruise the Sussex coast on a yacht or powerboat
History and Culture:
Since the flamboyant Prince Regent (later King George IV) first stepped out in Brighton in 1783, his extraordinary seaside palace, the Royal Pavilion, with its Indian domes and minarets and Chinese style interior, has become synonymous with the city of Brighton. In fact, some of the finest examples of Regency architecture in England can be seen in the city. From the stunning squares and crescents in Hove to the elegance of Regency town houses, Brighton’s Regency heritage blends seamlessly with the more modern aspects of the city.
Whether its pre-show drinks or cocktail hour, wine bar chic or real ale revelry, if you visited a Brighton pub every day for a year, you'd still have some Brighton pubs to spare. The choice is endless and can cater for any briefs and budgets.
Vibrant and trendy, laid back and cosy, there are some great pubs and bars in Brighton. From the uber funky to the more traditional, bars and pubs in Brighton are bursting with designer décor, fine wines, real ales, hearty pub food and live music. The city offers late night venues for the hardcore raver or for the laid back boozer and everything in between so dust off your dancing shoes you in for a good time!