Located in a prime location on the south coast, Brighton is a vibrant city. Thanks to its beautiful architecture, excellent shopping and cultural scene, it is a popular choice for people to live and visit. It also benefits from fast rail and road connections to London, as well as its proximity to Gatwick Airport which is only a short drive away.
There are plenty of exciting plans on the horizon for Brighton, with over £700m of ongoing regeneration within the city, including a new sea-swimming centre at Sea Lanes and the restoration of the Madeira Terrace Arches.
In this blog post, we outline some of the best things to see and do within the city, whether it’s as a resident or you’re just planning a visit.
Food and drink
Brighton has a thriving food scene, so whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it. For a relaxed meal, Fatto a Mano serves up traditional Neapolitan pizza at sites across the city. Meanwhile independent pub The Pond provides craft beer and street food. 64 Degrees, which offers modern tasting menus, and vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre are more upmarket options for those special occasions.
Brighton Marina is another go-to place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a selection of 26 bars and restaurants to choose from. Small Batch Coffee Roasters and Pelicano Coffee Co. are great spots for freshly roasted coffee and light bites.
The city is a popular shopping destination. The Lanes and North Laine areas are home to hundreds of independent shops selling everything from jewellery and interiors to vintage clothes and books. Resident Records, Cable & Cotton, Posh Totty Design and Sugarhill Brighton are just some of the independent brands established in the city.
Meanwhile, Churchill Square Shopping Centre is home to major high street names, including H&M, Levi’s, Schuh and Zara. There are also plans to extend the centre as part of a major £400m regeneration scheme, which will also include a new 10,000-seat conference centre.
Being located on the coast means Brighton offers an abundance of things to do. A walk along the seafront or in the nearby South Downs National Park is a great way to enjoy some fresh air, especially if you’re escaping the capital for the day. Whether amusement rides or history is more your thing, Brighton Palace Pier and the Royal Pavilion are two of the city’s biggest attractions.
Brighton is also home to the American Express Community Stadium, which is perfect for football fans, as well as major events venues, including the Brighton Centre, Brighton Dome and Concorde 2.
GRE Assets has a major residential development at Brighton Marina and there are holiday lets currently available.
Date: 9 June 2021