Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Brighton offers the energy of the city and freedom of the sea. It really is unique.
From the exoticism of the Royal Pavilion to the record-breaking i360, check out our Top 10 ‘must sees' for a taste of what makes Brighton & Hove stand out from the crowd…
A stunning example of a Victorian pleasure pier, whether you call it Brighton or Palace Pier, this is traditional seaside fun at its very best. Fish & chips, candy floss, rides for thrill seekers and the infamous stripy deckchairs!
The Prince Regent’s original pleasure palace, you don’t get much more bonkers than this. Transformed by John Nash in the early 1800s, the Pavilion is one of the most dazzling & exotic buildings in the British Isles.
The country's newest attraction glides visitors 162 metres high for breathtaking 360 degree views of Brighton & Hove - the city, coast & countryside. The i360 was officially named the Most Slender Tower by Guiness World Records in January 2016.
Once a thriving centre of seaside entertainment, all that is left of the West Pier is its architectural remains. Still a breathtaking sight and arguably the most photographed building in Brighton & Hove. The area is also now home to the independent traders of the West Pier Arches.
Brighton & Hove boasts some of the finest Regency architecture in England. From the stunning squares & crescents in Hove to the elegance of Sussex Square, Brighton’s Regency heritage blends seamlessly with the more modern aspects of the city.
Named one of the Top 10 ‘cities with brilliant beaches’ by Lonely Planet, Brighton beach is famous for its pebbles (there are an estimated 614,600,000!) and attracts people to its shores all year round.
Don't miss Brighton Museum & Art Gallery's range of dynamic & innovative galleries, including fashion & style, 20th century art and design & fine art. Also features exciting interactive displays suitable for all ages, plus changing exhibitions.
From the lifestyle & jewellery shops of The Lanes to the retro chic of the North Laine, shopping in Brighton really is an experience in itself. You'll find everything from homeware & jewellery to vintage clothes & vegetarian shoes.
Dive into a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world. From the coastline to the depths of the ocean, discover everything from sharks to a hands-on rock pool experience...
Hove Beach Huts
Discover Hove's iconic beach huts with their colourful & vibrant facades & enjoy the leisurely feel of Hove seafront, with its plush seafront lawns overlooked by the beautiful Regency architecture of Brunswick Square, Hove and the stunning Adelaide Crescent.
For loads more activities and sights not to miss, visit our Things to Do section.