Your Definitive A-Z Brighton Guide

Whether you’re planning your first visit to Brighton, or your 1000th, you’re bound to find something different to explore every time to travel into the city. We’ve put together a definitive A-Z Brighton guide to give you a taste of Brighton life and what this seaside hub has to offer for a weekend away.

Artists' Quarter – Brighton’s art scene comes to life in the Artists’ Quarter along the Kings Road Arches on the seafront. Expect plenty of seaside depictions and handmade decorations. 

BK Kayaking – Learn to kayak in calm waters with fully qualified B.C.U. coaches from January right through to December. Catch some fish along the shoreline, learn some serious skills or simply chill out and watch the world go by.

Campsites – Brighton boasts some great campsite along the coast and inland nestled within the South Downs. Many are family run and provide a perfect family-friendly spot to kip after a long day of sightseeing.

Dome – With a history spanning over 200 years, Brighton Dome is an integral part of the city’s cultural scene, with more than 600 shows and events staged every year.

Eating out – Brighton’s eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes include traditional fish and chip shops, 24-hour cafes along the seafront, world cuisines and gastro pubs. There really is something for everyone.

Football – Expect to see Brighton and Hove Albion Seagulls supporters in blue and white around Brighton station during the footy season.

Green spaces – The city has plenty of green spaces to escape to, including Preston Park on the outskirts (home to Brighton Pride’s show each year) and The Pavilion Gardens in the centre of the action.

Hen and Stag Parties – Hen and stag parties are out in force every weekend throughout the year. Planning a top party in Brighton? Let Taxi Brighton take your delicate crew home in comfort the next day! We travel to numerous destinations along the south coast, including Eastbourne, Portsmouth and Southampton plus further afield.

I360 – British Airways i360 is Brighton’s newest, and tallest attraction. Take to the skies to see beautiful Brighton as you have never seen it before. As the world’s tallest moving observation tower, the i360 boasts the best panoramic views anywhere in the city.

Jokes – Alongside Brighton’s great music scene, the city boasts some great comedy venues that regularly attract top acts. Head to Komedia along the North Laine for a great night out - voted the best venue in the south a record 13 times!

Kemp Town – this eclectic Brighton quarter is full of vintage shops, boutique shops and a range of eateries.

LGBT – Brighton is known as the ‘gay capital’ of the UK. Along with gay clubs and bars, Brighton is home to Brighton Pride, one of the biggest LGBT events in the country.

Marina – Brighton Marina is a lively hub outside the city centre that is home to restaurants, shops, boats and water sports.

Nightlife – The city’s laidback attitude during the day switches into overdrive at night as the party-lovers come out to play. Top clubs include Concorde, Coalition and Digital.

Offices – The people of Brighton know how to work and play. Brighton is known for its large digital business industry, as well as its seasonal tourist trade.

Pier – Brighton Pier is a landmark in its own right, with many flocking to this hub to enjoy arcade games, fish and chips and amusement rides.

Quirky things to do – With its many lanes, pokey buildings and year-round festivals celebrating everything from the arts to the digital world, there are always a few quirky sights to see and things to do.

Royal Pavilion - Built for Prince Regent, Brighton’s Royal Pavilion is known for its opulence and extravagance. This magnificent piece of architecture with its signature domes can often by spotted on postcards and souvenirs.

Shopping – Brighton’s array of shops will satisfy the most fussy of shoppers. From quirky vintage shops and bohemian haunts to its large shopping centre, Brighton is the place to pick up a treat or two.

The Laines/Lanes – The North Laines and The Lanes weave their way across the heart of the city. With more than 400 independent shops, the North Laines are a popular tourist stop-off to spend the day.

University – Ever since Brighton University was founded in 1859, its buildings and students have played a massive part in shaping the culture and atmosphere of the city. Take a look at its short course and evening class timetable to lean a new skill this year.

Volks Railway – The Volks Electric Railway is the world’s oldest operating railway which dates back to 1883. Today, visitors can still hitch a ride on this ancient line from Easter to end of September.

Walks along Brighton Beach – The lifeline and heart of the city is its long stretch of beach which is constantly buzzing with tourists, water sports and locals.

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Yellowave Beach Sports Venue – Although Brighton beach is lovely, it can hurt the feet! Savour some sand at the Yellowave Beach Sports Venue and enjoy some beach volleyball and football. 

Zoos and aquariums – Brighton boasts a handful of animal attractions for all ages. Noted favourites include Drusillas Park and Sea Life Brighton – the world’s oldest aquarium!  


Hitch a ride and see the sights from the comfortable backseat of a taxi with a knowledgeable driver at the helm. Whatever the length of your stay in Brighton and Hove, City Cabs Brighton will ensure your trip to the shops, restaurant or sensational seafront is just a smooth and safe ride away in one of our Brighton taxis.

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