Wander away from the city centre in any direction and within a short distance you'll stumble across one of Brighton's many 'city villages', all with their own unique character.
A heady mixture of the famous pebble beach, the architectural beauty of Regency seafront squares and crescents, the traditional seaside fun of Brighton Pier and pure beachfront cool, Brighton & Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place.
Just west of the city centre and resplendent with acres of Regency townhouses, terracotta mansions and elegant mews, as well as a great beachfront, shops and restaurants, Hove is one of the most colourful locations in Brighton.
Brunswick is an area in Hove best known for the stunning Regency architecture of the Brunswick Estate. Comprising of Brunswick Square and Brunswick Terrace, the area is Hove’s architectural jewel. Each year the area is celebrated with the charming Brunswisk Festival in August.
Once the heart of the old fishing town of Brighthelmstone and now a unique shopping experience, Brighton's Lanes are an intricate maze of twisting alleyways with an extraordinary mix of antiques and jewellery shops, fashion boutiques, live jazz, restaurants and funky coffee bars.
Brighton's Cultural Quarter features a city square, often used as an event space, and state-of-the-art library as its centrepiece. Surrounded by hundreds of colourful shops in Brighton's North Laine that mingle with cosy cafes, trendy restaurants and traditional pubs, it's easy to spend a morning or afternoon soaking up Brighton's vivacious vibe.
East of the city centre and stretching as far as Brighton Marina, Kemptown is home to many of Brighton's smaller hotels and is a flamboyant mix of grand seafront crescents and elegant squares, with a bustling, lively village feel.
Perched on a hilltop, north-west of the city centre, Seven Dials is a vibrant mix of trendy bohemia and suburban elegance. With the opening of the railway in 1841 its villas and terraces, parks and grammar schools soon followed.
So much more than just somewhere to park your boat in one of Europe's largest marina's. Brighton Marina is home to a vast array of entertainment and the city's only outlet shopping centre.
A modern, innovative indoor shopping centre with over 85 high-street names under one roof, with lots more well-known stores and international style restaurants along Western Road.
Mentioned in the Domesday book, Rottingdean is a picturesque seaside village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians. Rottingdean is an ideal place to spend an afternoon browsing the shops and galleries, relaxing in Rudyard Kipling's gardens or taking tea in a traditional English tearoom.