Reasons to love Brighton at Christmas

If you’re looking to spend a magical Christmas in a city which ticks all the boxes, then look no further than the city on our doorstep: Brighton. At this time of year, culture, cuisine and a few crazy quirks culminate to ensure a festive season to remember for all. Here’s our take on what makes the city the place to be at Christmas.

Grand architecture

Brighton’s classic Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architecture make parts of the city look like a scene from a Dickensian Christmas novel. Well-known landmarks, like The Grand Hotel, Brighton Pavilion and the Clock Tower put on quite a show come Christmas, with twinkling lights lighting the way.


Skating at the Royal Pavilion

We may not have had heavy snow this year, but the Royal Pavilion ice rink still provides a winter wonderland that’s a wonder to look at. So, head down with friends and family before the ice melts away in January.



If you’re looking for something bold, unique or downright quirky, you’re bound to find what you want along the lane of Brighton. The shopping experience in Brighton ranges from recognisable names in Churchill Shopping Centre to independent outlets and markets around the Lanes and North Laine. Plenty of opportunities to splash your cash.


Venturing outside the city

It’s quick and simple to travel further afield for a few hours to relieve the stresses of the city centre. Just hop in a taxi for a comfy 20 minute ride up to the South Downs, a 30 minute trip to Shoreham by Sea or a skip up to the chalk cliffs in Peacehaven and Rottingdean.



Expect classic and less traditional foodie fare in equal measure this Christmas in Brighton. Whether you decide to go totally off-piste by opting for fish and chips by the seafront, head inside a vegetarian favourite like Food For Friends or Terre a Terre, or sit down to a full meat spread – try Hotel Du Vin or The Ginger Dog for a memorable meal – Brighton really does have something for all taste buds.


Coffee shops

Nestle down into a cushy sofa inside one of Brighton’s many coffee shops. We Brightonians are famous for our big thirst for coffee and tea – we spend more per head than pretty much anywhere else – which is reflected in the great choices we provide for the most discerning of drinkers.


Beach life

Christmas is the perfect time to take a quiet stroll along Brighton Beach, weather permitting! It may be a bit gusty along the seafront during the winter months, but you can bet that the bright lights on Brighton Pier will still be shining and people will be relaxing on Brighton’s stony shores.



There you have it: a snapshot of why Brighton is the best place to be to soak up the festive cheer. As always, our fleet of City Cabs taxis will be on patrol so you don’t need to worry about getting from A to B over the Christmas period.

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