Partying in Brighton - the perfect short break
Brighton is a fabulous place to spend a short break on the South Coast of England, just 50 minutes away from London by train. The City has a great thriving tourist industry with hotels to match most wallet sizes.
Getting around Brighton by car can be difficult with congestion and high parking charges so the cheapest way is by train and bus. Brighton is fortunate though because the main railway station is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and straight down the road to the seafront and main shopping areas.
Staying in Brighton
The majority of hotels and B&B’s are within 10-15 minutes walk of the town centre and all are close to the seafront. When planning a trip to Brighton try and book as much in advance to get the best deals in accommodation, but there are several late booking web sites available for last minute room deals. Staying during the week is normally going to be cheaper than a weekend stay, but last minute deals can get you rooms starting from around £25 per night.
Nightlife in Brighton
Brighton is famous for its nightlife with numerous nightclubs and bars all within the city centre. For anybody wanting a more traditional pub, try heading down to the Lanes where you’ll find numerous old fashioned pubs but with a great atmosphere. The area is also well served with numerous restaurants and cafes for those late night snacks.
The main street for nighclubs and modern bars tends to be in Queens Street nearest the seafront and also on the seafront itself. You can often walk along Brighton seafront at 4am in the summer and see the beach crowded with revellers and a great atmosphere.
The city is all regarded as the gay Capital of the UK with a thriving village area. There are numerous nightclubs and bars accommodating every taste and age range. Preston Park in the city also hosts one of the largest Pride events every year, usually around the end of August. Due to the popularity of this event, early booking is recommended for hotel accommodation, or contact friends early to borrow some floor space.
Things to do in the day in Brighton
There is lots to do during the day in Brighton after having your traditional English breakfast.
The shopping areas of Brighton attract customers from all over Sussex, and you’ll find the modern chain stores along Western Road and in Churchill Square. For those wanting a different shopping experience, head to either the North Laines or back to The Lanes where you’ll find lots of independent shops ranging from jewellers to high-end fashion outlets. Both areas get crowded with shoppers and have numerous cafes where you can sit outside and people watch.
For those wanting to try something else, why not head down to the Royal Pavilion and soak in the splendour of the Prince Regent’s home which he started building in 1787.
If you feel like getting out of the City Centre for a while, go to Brighton Marina which is just over a mile away to watch the yachts sail out to sea as you sip on a glass of wine from the outdoor bars. The Marina village has more independent shops, a cinema, supermarket and a great place to relax for a few hours.
What ever you decide to do in Brighton, you can be sure to have a great time away and wanting to go back again in the near future.