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Things to do in Brighton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pier
“Fantastic day out . Yummy fish n chips . Delicious ice cream . Fun fair and arcades to entertain whole family . Amazing views of the city ”
  • 224 locals recommend
History Museum
“Last weekend I took advantage of the annual free admission day and visited the Royal Pavilion. Now I’ve finally I been inside, I wonder why I left it so long.”
  • 223 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Brighton's newest attraction is literally the I in the sky. Enjoy panoramic views all over the city.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“70's, there's no getting away from it, it'll take you back :) Cool street art, wonderful buskers and funky shops.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Brighton’s biggest comedy club. Always something on Friday and Saturday night and often during the week too. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Newsstand
“You can't stay at the Pavilion Gatehouse without visiting the Pavilion itself. A Grade I listed building and a former royal residence.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Excellent Indian street food in a central location - a must try in Brighton ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“The oldest moviehouse in the UK in continuous use and voted the best cinema in the UK in 2012, this is Brighton’s beautiful art house cinema. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Lots to see and do at the marina . Lovely restaurants, pub, boats , cafe, cinema and bowling and casino ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you're into unique homeware bits and pieces, old and new, definitely pop in here for a meander. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Terre a Terre is a long established fancier veggie restaurant - often well reviewed in national newspapers as one of UK’s top veggie places”
  • 115 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A brilliant music venue that also showcases comedy, dance and much more. Check what’s on and see if there are spare tickets left ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Probably the best shopping centre in the area - all your favourites. Catch the 12 bus from Eastbourne alighting at Churchill Square.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Pub
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“My favourite cosy pub in Brighton. Perfect to sit by a fire in the winter, or on the top deck in summer. They also do great food. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Theater
“Overlooking the Royal Pavilion Gardens, see their Website to find out what's on.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“Award winning small plate restaurant great for sharing dishes and amazing food. It's a very small space and gets booked quite far in advance so book in early if you like the look of it.”
  • 82 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Excellent Indian street food in a central location - a must try in Brighton ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Terre a Terre is a long established fancier veggie restaurant - often well reviewed in national newspapers as one of UK’s top veggie places”
  • 115 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
“Award winning small plate restaurant great for sharing dishes and amazing food. It's a very small space and gets booked quite far in advance so book in early if you like the look of it.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“A dapper looking lounge bar in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, local bands and DJ's will be playing here from Tues - Saturdays.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“- sister restaurant to the Salt Room, this specialises in steak and does some fish in a smaller, more intimate setting”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“seafood restaurant (there are two of these in Brighton - one is in the Lanes and the other is on the seafront where you can look out to sea if you sit upstairs)”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Modern British food mainly seafood but also steaks and impressive desserts for a romantic or great group meal”
  • 72 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Polpo is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Located on a pretty pedestrianised street in the centre of Brighton, the restaurant is near the famous Brighton Dome, numerous shops and the Theatre Royal. Signatures on the menu include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, arancini, fritto misto and sliced flank steak. Polpo would not be complete without a spritz, and served with both Aperol and Campari, alongside Negronis and Bellinis. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

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