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Things To Do
Within an hour of London, Brighton invites you to breathe in the sea air, survey the rolling downs, and take a break from the stresses of the metropolis. Not that Brighton’s quiet – there’s plenty of attractions and things to do.
Brighton’s historic Lanes reputedly provided the backdrop to Charles II’s escape from Cromwell’s New Model Army. These days, it’s a hub of shopping – antique shops sit side by side contemporary fashion boutiques. North Laine hosts a variety of unique stores selling retro fashions and furnishings.
The more daring can take windsurfing and wakeboarding lessons at Hove Lagoon, where the sheltered, shallow waters make an ideal venue for beginners. If you don’t quite have the sea legs, simply watching the boats at Brighton Marina makes an entertaining afternoon.
Take in the sounds of penny arcades and the smell of vinegar on fresh fish and chips in the living history that is Brighton Pier. Relive the grandeur of a bygone age at Royal Pavilion. One of the south of England’s most exotic buildings, the conversion of a simple farmhouse into the neo-oriental masterpiece you see today was completed for George IV in 1823.
In and Around Town
Cheer on the Seagulls at Brighton & Hove Albion's AMEX Stadium.
Brighton City shopping
Hilton Brighton Metropole is on the doorstep of the city's finest shopping - from designer boutiques to quirky bazaars.
There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
Brighton Marina is an artificial marina which features a working harbour, residential housing alongside a variety of leisure, retail and commercial activities.
Brighton Race Course
Brighton Racecourse is set high on the Sussex Downs, with stunning views over the city of Brighton and Hove and the English Channel, our seaside track is, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque settings of any course.
The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, remains one of the premier equestrian venues in the world. Almost every great show jumper, horse and rider, has competed at Hickstead since first opening its doors in 1960.
The Palace Pier is a pleasure pier which opened in 1899. It is generally known as the Palace Pier for short but has been informally renamed Brighton Pier since 2000 by its owners.
Sussex County Cricket Ground
Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales and represents the historic county of Sussex.