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Best things to do in Brighton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Pier
“Do not feed the gulls - they are more than capable of helping themselves to your fish and chips.”
213local recommendations
History Museum
“This seaside pleasure palace for King George IV is a true icon of Brighton. Take a tour to find out more about this quirky building or just enjoy a walk or picnic in the gardens. ”
228local recommendations
Scenic Viewpoint
“The British Airways i360 has been a truly amazing addition to the Brighton Seafront! Enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne whilst taking in the stunning Sussex Coastline!”
135local recommendations
Pedestrian Plaza
“Once the heart of the fishing town of Brighthelmstone, The Lanes Brighton is the city’s historic quarter with a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways, full of independent shops and boutiques.”
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Music Venue
“Based in the heart of the North Laine, the Komedia has an exciting all- year programme of theatre, comedy, cabaret, kids and music plus great bars and food, Komedia offers a unique mix of dining & live entertainment.”
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Indian Restaurant
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“Centrally located in the North Laine, this popular independent restaurant boasts a number of awards, an excellent reviews. The menu is inspired from different regions of India and changes seasonally. Typical sample dishes include a selection of tandoori, roasts and kebabs, curries, dosas and biryanis, along with a selection of sides, nibbles and changing specials. Offering a little bit of something for everyone, the Chilli Pickle is a great dining option for meat eaters, vegetarian and gluten free diners alike.”
132local recommendations
Indie Cinema
“A traditional cinema located just down the road, enjoy the luxurious seating and cosy interior whilst watching a film with a glass of wine in your hand.”
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Point of Interest
“If you're into unique homeware bits and pieces, old and new, definitely pop in here for a meander. ”
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Newsstand
“The Brighton Pavillion is a great tourist attraction, giving people an insight of the indian and chinese culture. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century. Make sure to make a trip to this extremely local landmark!”
96local recommendations
Harbour / Marina
“Brighton Marina is the largest marina in the UK and has plenty to do for all ages, within its picturesque waterfront surroundings. With an 8 screen cinema, 26- lane recently refurbished bowling alley, glow in the dark golf and casino.”
109local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Probably the best shopping centre in the area - all your favourites. Catch the 12 bus from Eastbourne alighting at Churchill Square.”
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Point of Interest
“Top acts, comedy, music, dance etc Usually booked in advance but sometimes you can sneak into a show last minute - and you can always try for last minute 'returns' at the box office.”
86local recommendations
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Veggie/Vegan - Cost: Expensive Terre a Terre is one of the city’s most famous vegetarian restaraunts founded in 1993 they create diverse flavours and an unexpected menu that you won’t find elsewhere. ”
114local recommendations
Pub
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“Lion and Lobster serves the best Roast Sunday lunches. Lots of nooks and crannies to hole up in. Nothing is available outside and this is very much a dark and dreary day venue. Amazing all winter long, very festive. Definitely book ahead!”
91local recommendations
Bar
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“A dapper looking lounge bar in The Lanes that boasts some of the most raucous shindigs in town, The Mesmerist is a bar in Brighton inspired by all things unconventional. Sourcing vintage decor and wares in abundance, it's doused in indulgent prohibition tones, bottled trinkets and antiquarian flair offering an extensive cocktail and wine menu. Enjoy live music and entertainment!”
97local recommendations
Theatre
“Overlooking the Royal Pavilion Gardens, see their Website to find out what's on.”
54local recommendations