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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pier
“Beautiful Palace pier to wander along enjoy the views , penny machines , fish and chips , various rides on the end of the pier what a great day to have by the sea in Brighton ”
  • 228 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Prince Regent’s original pleasure palace, you don’t get much more bonkers than this. Transformed by John Nash in the early 1800s, the Pavilion is one of the most dazzling & exotic buildings in the British Isles.”
  • 227 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The country's newest attraction glides visitors 162 metres high for breathtaking 360 degree views of Brighton & Hove - the city, coast & countryside. The i360 was officially named the Most Slender Tower by Guiness World Records in January 2016. ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Original Brighton streets where the fisherman used to live. Lots of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops”
  • 196 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Brighton’s biggest comedy club. Always something on Friday and Saturday night and often during the week too. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Newsstand
“You can't stay at the Pavilion Gatehouse without visiting the Pavilion itself. A Grade I listed building and a former royal residence.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Excellent Indian street food in a central location - a must try in Brighton ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The oldest moviehouse in the UK in continuous use and voted the best cinema in the UK in 2012, this is Brighton’s beautiful art house cinema. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Racecourse
“Equally to Royal Ascot, dress up for the day and it is definitely worth going into The Richmond enclosure. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Goodwood hosts The Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and many other Goodwood events. During the Revival you can catch the vintage bus direct to the event from Chichester train station.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Some drive here down the winding cliffside. Some walk down the beach. Some moor their boats in Britain’s largest marina and jump up on to our busy boardwalks. All come looking for something different. But all love our unique blend of sea air, street life and surprises around every corner. This is a place where you’ll find firm food favourites, rising food stars and a vibrant seasonal calendar. Luxury hotels sit next to independent shops and movie-going families rub shoulders with yacht lovers. It’s a place where there’s always something happening and there’s something for everyone. Bustling with life. Bursting with energy. Brimming with possibilities. Welcome to Brighton Marina”
  • 120 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Great pub with amazing fine dining, perfect for a special occasion and only down the road! ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Park
“ Amazing historical gem that is absolutely worth a visit. I particularly recommend the Collectors Earls' gardens (stunning), the armoury is a favourite for most kids and in the warmer months, the jousting/historical events are a definite hit. Outdoor theatre/music events in the castle grounds during August are wonderful- its traditional to take a picnic (and an umbrella)! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you're into unique homeware bits and pieces, old and new, definitely pop in here for a meander. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Theatre
“Set in the beautiful surroundings of Oaklands Park, CFT is one of the UK's flagship regional theatres known for it's annual summer festival. A great opportunity to see shows before they move to the West End.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Terre a Terre is a long established fancier veggie restaurant - often well reviewed in national newspapers as one of UK’s top veggie places”
  • 116 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Excellent Indian street food in a central location - a must try in Brighton ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great pub with amazing fine dining, perfect for a special occasion and only down the road! ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Terre a Terre is a long established fancier veggie restaurant - often well reviewed in national newspapers as one of UK’s top veggie places”
  • 116 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“You can hop on a 77 bus outside the property and it will take you there to see the beautiful Susses downs famous for its natural beauty”
  • 89 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
“Award winning small plate restaurant great for sharing dishes and amazing food. It's a very small space and gets booked quite far in advance so book in early if you like the look of it.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bar
“A dapper looking lounge bar in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, local bands and DJ's will be playing here from Tues - Saturdays.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“- sister restaurant to the Salt Room, this specialises in steak and does some fish in a smaller, more intimate setting”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“seafood restaurant (there are two of these in Brighton - one is in the Lanes and the other is on the seafront where you can look out to sea if you sit upstairs)”
  • 71 locals recommend

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