Brighton is a good place to shop and its central location on the south coast makes it a useful touring base.
The town has a long history with many splendid houses and hotels that indicate all the glories of its early decorative architecture. A visit to Brighton would not be complete without a stroll on the Victorian pier with its many amusements and shows.
The Lanes, just off the seafront, is a fascinating area of winding alleys and hidden squares and passages. Here you will find stylish boutiques plus souvenir, antique and music shops. The Lanes is a popular celebrity choice for jewellery. There are also plenty of cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs. Near to the Lanes are many cultural activities such as the museum and art gallery.
Another interesting shopping experience is the North Laine area close to the station where you will find many vintage shops and crafts studios.
The exotic, multi-towered Royal Pavilion, a creation of the eccentric Prince Regent in 1787, is one of Britain’s most remarkable buildings. Inside it has the most extravagant décor and is the venue for much lavish entertainment.
If you love the sea go to Brighton Marina, just along the sea front in Kemp Town where you can enjoy a view of the boats and yachts from the water side. Also try to visit the Sea Life Centre on marine parade where the aquarium houses a fascinating selection of sea creatures.
Brighton provides water sports during the day and a varied and vibrant night life. Its selection of nightclubs and discos are well worth a visit and the Regency Theatre will take you back to a bygone elegant era and then bring you back into the 21st century as this town has managed to do