Brighton and Hove.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Brighton (map) is a famous seaside resort and charming city in East Sussex in southeastern England, 76 km (47 mi) south of London. In 2000, the neighbouring communities of Brighton and Hove joined to form the City of Brighton and Hove.

The city is close to London, and is increasingly popular with media and music types who don’t want to live in the capital. It is sometimes called “London-by-the-Sea” for this reason.

Also сheck оut мore info: AttractionsBeach & Seafront

In the summer Brighton truly flourishes, with residents and visitors enjoying lazy days and beautiful sunsets on what is perhaps the city’s greatest asset, the more than 5-mile stretch of shingle beach, facing south onto the English Channel.

Brighton Pier (Palace Pier, map). Closing times vary throughout the year, but are typically a couple of hours after sunset. Massively tacky and sickly sweet it may be, no visit to Brighton is complete without a walk along its 525 metre-long pier.

The oldest part of the city is the Lanes (map), which is bounded by North Street, West Street and East Street, through which runs Middle Street – and Ship Street. Western Road (map), a major shopping street runs east–west from the Clock Tower (map).

The Old Steine (map). The centrepiece of Brighton’s ‘floral gateway’, this features a rotating selection of flowerbeds, a fountain, and cafe. During the Brighton Fringe Festival (in May) there is often a large outdoor exhibition where performances take place.

Sea Life Centre (map). An aquarium with walk-through underwater tunnel, adjacent to Brighton Pier. This is the oldest working aquarium in the world.

Brighton Festival Fringe – runs at the same time as the main festival, and features over 600 events, including comedy, theatre, music, and “open houses” (local artists exhibiting in their own homes) and tours (haunted pubs, Regency Brighton, churches, cemeteries, sewers, etc.)

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Great Britain.

TRAVELINE – Provides online travel planner services for all public transportation across Great Britain. They also have separate planners dedicated to specific regions.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting Here | Getting Around (visitbrighton.com) • Getting around Britain (visitbritain.com).

BUS: Brighton and Hove Buses is the main bus company in Brighton. National Express | UK Stop finder

TRAIN: The key operators to Brighton are Southern and Thameslink. The essential source for rail travel information in Great Britain is the National Rail website. It includes an extremely useful journey planner, ticket prices and detailed information about every railway station in the country.

AIRPORT: airportguides.co.uk. The most important airports are London HeathrowLondon Gatwick and Manchester Airport.

FERRY: DFDS Seaways also operates out of Dover, running ferries to and from Dunkirk (2 hours each way). Longer routes from France and Spain, operated by Brittany Ferries, arrive at Portsmouth. There are many ferry routes into the UK from continental Europe. (*Ferry routes to Great Britain)

Never Normal Brighton.

Forget the new normal, Brighton was Never Normal anyway!
It’s a place that’s always offered escape. It’s always been different.
It’s a city with more than a little bit of attitude. A home to free
thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs, eccentrics and entertainers.
We couldn’t do normal if we tried.

video source: VisitBrighton / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Ways to visit the UK. Visit for tourism, business or a short stay (up to 6 months), airport transit visas. + Visa & Entry (visitbritain.com)

Visit London.

Our article about the city of London. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

TRAVELINE.

We can help you making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

NationalTrust.org.uk: The National Trust is a conservation organization that protects historic buildings, gardens, and natural landscapes in the UK. Their website provides information on the organization’s properties and events.

EnglishHeritage.org.uk: English Heritage is another conservation organization that protects historic buildings and sites in England. Their website provides information on the organization’s properties and events.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: England, Wales and Northern Ireland has 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 18% of the countryside, over a fifth of the English coast, and including 12,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways.