Welcome to our Brighton Guide. Vibrant, lively and colourful, Brighton is a fabulous cosmopolitan city that commands a magnificent location on the stunning south coast of England. With golden beaches, a bustling centre and a beautiful backdrop of the glorious South Downs, Brighton has something to entice all visitors. What’s more, with an array of attractions, shops, fine restaurants, landmarks and scenic areas Brighton is perfect for sightseeing, romantic getaways and family holidays alike.
Getting there Getting to Brighton is easy! It is just under an hour from London by rail and only 45 minutes from the M25. From Brighton Rail Station there are regular and direct trains to both London Victoria and London Bridge which take less than an hour. Brighton is also on a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras. The most direct route from the North to Brighton is via the M25 London Orbital Motorway leading to the M23 which turns into the A23, going straight into the centre. From the South East and South West the centre is best reached via the A27. Gatwick Airport is just a 30 minute drive from Brighton and easily accessible via the A23/M23. There is also a direct train service from Brighton to Gatwick Airport and regular coach and bus services.
Getting around Brighton is so compact, that once you’re there, you might find it easiest to explore the city on foot. But whatever you decide, travel in Brighton is easy. You should find the information in the sections below helpful. As well as having a convenient and reliable bus service around the centre and outskirts of the town, Brighton also has 3 Breeze up to the Downs buses. This service takes people out of the city and tours some of the beauty spots in the surrounding countryside. City Cabs, City Cars and Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs are the 3 main taxi companies servicing Brighton. These cabs can be booked or found on one of the main taxi ranks at Queen’s Square, Hove Town Hall and East Street. With a cycle route running along the beachfront, off road tracks in the Sussex Downs, cycling is a great way to explore Brighton. There are multiple hire shops in the town or you can contact M’s Cycle Hire who will deliver a bike to your hotel in Brighton .
Brighton attractions From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums such as SEALIFE Brighton, to the traditional seaside fun of the famous Brighton Pier and pebble beach, Brighton offers something for everyone.
Take in a play at the Grade II listed, Theatre Royal
Nightlife Whether you're looking for a quick drink with friends before hitting a club, a relaxed pub lunch, some traditional Sussex real ale, or a bottle of wine and a good pub quiz, Brighton pubs and bars are the top choice. Brighton has the liveliest music and club scene on the south coast, offering everything from dance to hard house and Latin beats. From the uber funky to the more traditional, bars and pubs in Brighton are bursting with designer décor, fine wines, real ales, hearty pub food and live music.
Shopping! From the quirky shops of The Lanes to the unique boutiques of Hove; the retro chic of the North Lane to the high street stores of Brighton Marina.
Have a browse on Superbreak’s website to book your last minute hotels as well as for great offers and ideas for weekend and short breaks .