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Things to do in Brighton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pier
“A typically British sea side experience. There are rides also for children and young people. ”
  • 243 locals recommend
History Museum
“Sitting in Pavilion gardens to admire this unique architecture is highly recommended. You may also wish to buy tickets to explore the extravagant interior. ”
  • 239 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Fab experience - large circular glazed platform rises high above the sands.... kids love it.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Beautiful lanes full of antique shops, jewellery shops, restaurants and bars, full of colour and life. Great for browsing and a lovely day out”
  • 210 locals recommend
Music Venue
“If you are walking through the North Lanes, you will probably stumble across the Komedia. It has won “Best Venue in the South” ever since it opened in its current location, so isn’t really a secret BUT our little secret and something you won’t find in other guides to Brighton is the Krater Comedy Club. This runs on Fridays and Saturdays but those in the know come on Sunday evening. The screaming hen dos and heckling stag dos have left, the atmosphere is relaxed and jovial. Krater hosts some of the finest stand-up comics in the country and on more than occasion we have seen a comedian a few weeks before they burst all over the TV panel show scene. Arrive early and order your food and drink early for a lovely dinner and show combo (the nachos are stellar).”
  • 157 locals recommend
Newsstand
“The Royal Pavilion has a colourful history stretching back over 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become a true icon of Brighton.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Best Indian food you will ever have. the restaurant is modern, super clean with excellent friendly service. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Lovely old cinema that shows art house films and also family films very cheaply at the weekend. There is another one in the North Laine at Komedia. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“A busy yacht harbour, where fishy trips are available, hire of yachts, and diving trips, or just to sit at one of the many restaurants and watch, as sailboats moor at the quay. A chic shopping hub with many casual eateries with terraces overlooking the water.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you're into unique homeware bits and pieces, old and new, definitely pop in here for a meander. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Award winning vegetarian restaurant has a detailed menu with dishes containing multiple ingredients. If overwhelming, the tapas menu allows you to sample many of their fantastic dishes and for a reasonable price.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Brighton Dome is an arts venue in Brighton, England, that contains the Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre. All three venues are linked to the rest of the Royal Pavilion Estate by a tunnel to the Royal Pavilion in Pavilion Gardens and through shared corridors to Brighton Museum.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Probably the best shopping centre in the area - all your favourites. Catch the 12 bus from Eastbourne alighting at Churchill Square.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Pub
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“My favourite cosy pub in Brighton. Perfect to sit by a fire in the winter, or on the top deck in summer. They also do great food. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Theatre
“Overlooking the Royal Pavilion Gardens, see their Website to find out what's on.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“Great date night place. The Food is the best in Brighton, Service is impeccable but in a relaxed atmosphere. Love it!”
  • 88 locals recommend

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Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Best Indian food you will ever have. the restaurant is modern, super clean with excellent friendly service. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Award winning vegetarian restaurant has a detailed menu with dishes containing multiple ingredients. If overwhelming, the tapas menu allows you to sample many of their fantastic dishes and for a reasonable price.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
“Great date night place. The Food is the best in Brighton, Service is impeccable but in a relaxed atmosphere. Love it!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Bar
“Vintage decor with a smart roof terrace located on the edge of the Lanes. They have live music every Sunday to Thursday with other events on Saturday. All food is prepared in house including smoking and curing meats.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“- sister restaurant to the Salt Room, this specialises in steak and does some fish in a smaller, more intimate setting”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“seafood restaurant (there are two of these in Brighton - one is in the Lanes and the other is on the seafront where you can look out to sea if you sit upstairs)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A higher end sea view (ish) restaurant offering good food in a more formal setting.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Polpo is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Located on a pretty pedestrianised street in the centre of Brighton, the restaurant is near the famous Brighton Dome, numerous shops and the Theatre Royal. Signatures on the menu include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, arancini, fritto misto and sliced flank steak. Polpo would not be complete without a spritz, and served with both Aperol and Campari, alongside Negronis and Bellinis. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

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