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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 must visit for everyone. Games rides views of brighton and of course the sea! Top tip is to purchase the all day ride passes (especially with kids) It will be expensive but it’s cheaper than buying individual rides. ”
  • 244 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. ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Fab experience - large circular glazed platform rises high above the sands.... kids love it.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Brighton's most popular shopping district. A trip to Brighton would not be complete without a visit to the vast array of independent shops.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Fantastic comedy venue - featuring an array of top and current artists. Booking in advance is highly recommended. Highly recommend as part of a great night out in Brighton.”
  • 158 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
“Officially the oldest running cinema that has been in continuous use since 1910. Part of the 'Picturehouse' chain of cinemas, and very close to its original form. The other Picturehouse cinema is located in The Lanes. ”
  • 128 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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“Extremely tasty vegan/veggie place. It is pricy... But It's harder to cook vegan and yet they make it look easy, so much so even for the biggest meat eaters you will not miss meat. ”
  • 121 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
“Extremely tasty vegan/veggie place. It is pricy... But It's harder to cook vegan and yet they make it look easy, so much so even for the biggest meat eaters you will not miss meat. ”
  • 121 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
“Fantastic fish restaurant in The Lanes. If you cant get a seat here, they have another restaurant on the Beach. The Beach restaurant is dog friendly. Excellent food, reasonably priced.”
  • 74 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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