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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.

History Museum
“One of the most historical and interesting sightseeing locations in Brighton”
224 locals recommend
Pier
“The famous brighton pier! Here you will find plenty of amusements and rides. great family day out or for those that will like to have fun! Recommend you to try the nutella crepes, waffle and donuts!”
217 locals recommend
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”
123 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Fantastic place for quirky little shops, buying something out the ordinary, grabbing coffee and cake or catching a show at the Komedia Comedy Club!”
188 locals recommend
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.”
150 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“A Brighton favourite when it comes to Indian food. Check out their Thalis for a curry with all the trimmings!”
93 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Lovely arthouse one-screen cinema down the hill at Preston Circus. The oldest cinema in Britain in continuous use, in 2012 it was voted the best cinema in the UK. Treat yourself to cake, wine and a comfy spot on one of the balcony sofas.”
127 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you're into unique homeware bits and pieces, old and new, definitely pop in here for a meander. ”
104 locals recommend
Newsstand
“If you love architecture and history then you might be wondering why we have what we like to call a mini Taj Mahal in the centre of Brighton. Viewing is reasonably inexpensive but we highly recommend you book your ticket in advance or go in the morning to avoid the queues!”
100 locals recommend
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.”
87 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“One of the best Veggie restaurants in the UK! It is a local favourite - try the sharing platter if you can't decide! ”
114 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Lovely restaurants by the waterfront, beautiful views, if you are a fan of boats this is the place for you! You can take a fishing trip out to see and catch your own fish, or choose the scenic option to see Brighton from the other side! ”
113 locals recommend
Pub
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“Large pub over 3 floors, roof terrace, great food - can take large group bookings”
94 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.”
66 locals recommend
Gym
“Sea Life Brighton offers a fun and educational family day out whatever the weather. With over 150 species and 57 displays, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable day for the whole family. Don’t miss the underwater tunnel!”
54 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a fun bar that can get lively in the evening with live music and dancing. Good array of cocktails too.”
43 locals recommend