Brighton is one of the UK’s top “selfie-taking” cities, according to a recent study by Music Magpie. Looking at Instagram at the time of writing, #brighton has been tagged in 4,415,852 posts. And it's easy to see why! Brighton is an eclectic mix of styles and expressions that's ripe for instantly Instagramable selfies.

So grab your phone and your selfie stick and let's go for a ride!

10 - Brighton Beach

Brighton's iconic seafront has been attracting holidaymakers for over a hundred years, and it's easy to see why. This beautiful stretch of coast is part of what makes Brighton such a popular destination. Stroll along the shingle and capture the sea, or the shorefront shops in a perfect selfie.

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9 - The Lanes

Another popular photopgraphic spot in Brighton is the quirky independent stores that make up The Lanes. These narrow promenades are host to Brighton's most colourful and unique shopping experiences. Get snapping in the riot of colour and style that the Lanes offer.

8 - Stanmer Park

Just outside the city centre you'll find Stanmer Park, in addition to being an access point to the stunning South Downs the park is also home to Stanmer House a picturesque spot for lunch and of course a selfie or two!

7 - Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina is Europe’s largest marina and is so much more than just a place to park your boat! Shop, eat, play and enjoy the views with this iconic backdrop. If you like your boats, you'll love spending time walking up and down and enjoying the marina.

6 - Beach Huts

These traditional, colourful huts make the perfect backdrop. These picturesque huts from holidays past are as timeless as you can get on any beach in the UK. Extending all the way into Hove, every hut is a colourful display and a work of art all its own.

5 - Graffiti

The fifth stop is actually 5 stops! But they're all of the same thing - sweet street art! Pop to the Prince Albert Pub in Trafalgar Street and be photo-bombed by legendary music idols! If you're looking for a bit of street art history, you'll also find a replica of Banksy's 'Kissing Policemen' just around the corner. In Kensington Street, North Laine you'll run into a Run DMC mural, which features a giant chessboard created by well-known British street artists Odisy and Aroe. Even rubbish bins can be a canvas in this creative city! Look out for the bin which is an homage to Star Wars in the Open Market Finally, you've got the mural at Black Rock. This ever-changing 'unofficial gallery' on the wooden hoardings beside Brighton Marina reflects Brighton's lively graffiti scene.

4 - British Airways i360

At 450 feet high, the i360 viewing platform is the perfect place for a seagull's view of the city. With incredible views of Brighton and the surrounding countryside, this serves as a great backdrop to any selfie!

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3 - The Royal Pavilion

When you think about iconic buildings in Brighton, two come to mind and this is one of them. The pavilion. I mean, look at it! It's beautiful!

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2 - Brighton Sea Life Centre

On Saturday 10 August 1872 Brighton Aquarium formally opened to the public. 146 years later it's still drawing in the crowds and wowing its visitors! Sure it's dark, but you can get some mesmerising selfies thanks to the rainbow lighting and the fabulously coloured fish!

1 - Brighton Palace Pier

Here are some stats about Brighton Palace Pier…

  • It's 1,719ft long 
  • It gets around 6 million visitors a year 
  • At night, 62,000 lightbulbs light up the pier 
  • On a busy day, they'll sell 1,200 portions of fish and chips to their hungry visitors
  • Oh, and it's the most Instagrammed pier in England! 215k Instagram pics can't be wrong!

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This post was produced in collaboration with Eyesite, Brighton - a chain of independent opticians with six practices across the South East of England.

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