Brighton Travel Blog

Our Brighton blog is where we bring you the latest news, views and reviews from the Brighton travel and hotel world.

A Day Out in Eastbourne

June 27, 2013

Eastbourne is a seaside town located in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. The town is a popular getaway destination because of its natural beauty and mild climate. The South Downs lie behind the town, and the gently rolling hills make their way down to a shingle beach that borders the blue waves [...]

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The Top 10 Photo Hotspots in Brighton & Hove

June 5, 2013

When it comes to picturesque spots, the south coast of England certainly has more than its fair share. Brighton & Hove is a part of the world particularly blessed with photogenic landmarks, whether you’re looking for something wild and romantic or kitsch and fun. Here are some of the area’s top 10 sights at which [...]

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GoMammoth To Launch New Netball Leagues in Brighton

April 26, 2013

London based social sports club GoMammoth have announced they will be launching new netball leagues in Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff. I’ve got several friends who play in GoMammoth’s London sports leagues which include Netball, 5 a side football and rather bizarrely Dodgeball! They speak really highly of the clubs organisation and really enjoy playing [...]

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Sports & Activity Clubs in Brighton & Hove

October 8, 2012

Brighton might be well known as the party capital of the UK, but apart from walking down the pier and enjoying the seaside, what is there to do? Well, more than you might think. There are lots of sports and activity clubs in the area which offer exhilarating and invigorating activities for individuals at all [...]

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Family Days Out in the Sussex Countryside

July 18, 2012

Sussex is a wonderful county for entertaining kids (both big and little) during weekends, half terms and the school holidays. There are a huge range of activities on offer – from farm visits to steam train rides – as well as historical sites to explore and seasides to splash around on. Most attractions in the [...]

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Festival Season is Here!

July 13, 2012

The weather might not reflect it, but festival season is here! We’re lucky in Brighton and Hove to enjoy a diverse range of festivals and events in the area. Here are a few upcoming music festivals around Brighton and Hove. Don’t forget your wellies! Redfest – July 20th – 22nd Redfest began life in 2007 [...]

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Brighton Sewer Tour

June 21, 2012

Do you fancy taking a trip down beneath the lanes and streets of Brighton? Did you know that Southern Water offer a tour of Brighton’s Victorian sewerage system between May and September, and has done so for over 50 years? Starting at the Palace Pier and emerging through a manhole at Old Steine Gardens, tour [...]

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Save Saltdean Lido

May 17, 2012

Lido is the name given to a public outdoor swimming pool which usually includes surrounding facilities including changing rooms, sun loungers, seating, a gymnasium and even water sports equipment and facilities. Lido is an Italian word for beach, and began to be used for these pools when they began to spring up in the 1930s. [...]

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Brighton Fringe Festival 2012

May 17, 2012

The Fringe began as a small addition to the main Brighton Festival, becoming its own company in 2006, and last year sold 100,000 tickets. It is open access – the festival does not book performers, instead people wanting to put on an event contact the Fringe. This means that you may find yourself experiencing the [...]

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Brighton Rockers – Brighton’s Roller Derby Team

February 27, 2012

There’s been an exciting development in sport in Brighton recently. No, I’m not talking about the new Falmer stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion, I’m talking about Brighton’s Roller Derby team, The Brighton Rockers! Roller derby is a highly physical contact sport played by two teams of roller skaters going in the same direction around [...]

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The Best Afternoon Tea in Brighton

February 23, 2012

Brighton has been a favourite seaside resort in the UK for over a century, with day trippers using the railway to spend a day by the sea. Going for an afternoon tea is one of the more simple activities which can be enjoyed in Brighton, and one of the most traditional too. According to Wikipedia [...]

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What to do in Brighton on Valentine’s Day 2012

February 9, 2012

Okay so maybe we are experiencing some slightly chilly weather and a bit of a recession, but eating out at Brighton restaurants doesn’t have to be eye-wateringly expensive. Whether you have a shoestring budget or can splash the cash to impress the apple of your eye, there’s a lot to do in Brighton this Valentine’s [...]

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The Influences and History of Brighton Pavilion

February 8, 2012

Brighton Pavilion is one of the city’s most eye-catching buildings, showing Indian and Chinese influences in its architecture and interior. It was once a royal residence and seaside retreat for King George VI when he was Prince Regent, and its intriguing history and composition makes it one of Brighton’s most interesting attractions. It is built [...]

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Contrasting Views: Brighton Wheel & Setting Sun

January 26, 2012

Residents and visitors have watched with interest the construction of a brand new attraction for Brighton – The Wheel. The Brighton Wheel opened in October and offers visitors the opportunity to sample a panoramic view of the city from fifty metres above sea level. The ferris wheel is much like the London Eye, and consists [...]

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The Best Independent Coffee Shops in Brighton

January 20, 2012

Café culture is big business, and relaxing with the world’s favourite caffeinated drink in one of Brighton and Hove’s top coffee houses is a popular activity. All around town you can see all sorts of places for people to pick up a latte or espresso, whether it’s a quick cup of Americano from Starbucks to [...]

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The Green Door Store Celebrates its First Birthday

January 10, 2012

Deep underneath Brighton railway station, The Green Door Store opened its doors early in 2011, providing audiences with a new and unique setting for live music and late night drinking. Last Friday was its first birthday party, which was celebrated in style with a selection of the venue’s best acts and DJs.

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Things to Do in Sussex on New Years Eve

December 21, 2011

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where the pressure to have a good time is enormous. If you’re not in the right place, with the right people, in the right outfit at exactly the right time then your evening will be ruined! If you’re based in Sussex and currently getting swept up in [...]

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Brighton’s Lighthouse is a hotspot for film buffs, tech geeks and aspiring moviemakers alike

March 21, 2011

As  Brightonians know, the city by the sea boasts a top cultural line-up, from theatre to music, stand-up comedy to museums, but one of Brighton’s lesser known gems, Lighthouse, is actually one of the most exciting contemporary art spaces in town. The exhibits showcase local to international artists who focus on film, digital art and [...]

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Myhotel gets itself into a pickle….The Chilli Pickle now open at myhotel Brighton

March 20, 2011

One of Brighton’s swankiest hotels has decided to add some spice to the mix as The Chilli Pickle opened inside the myhotel Brighton on 14 March 2011, with old favourites along with new dishes created after the owners recent India trip.

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Britain’s best cars to descend on Brighton during InCarNation 1000

March 16, 2011

This weekend in Brighton, get set to see some of the finest automobiles in the UK at the InCarNation 1000 event on Saturday 19 March 2011. Taking place along Brighton’s beloved beachfront road, Madeira Drive, the event, including interactive events and even firebreathing girls (!) has been put together by the Ace Café London and Fueltopia.

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Get active or get tickets for sport this spring in Brighton

March 10, 2011

Either get active, get tickets or get down to the pub this spring, as Brighton sport is set to entertain visitors and Brightonians alike this season.

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Easter fun in Brighton

March 9, 2011

With Easter weekend in late April this year, the weather might just cooperate with visitors to Brighton who can participate in some super fun, family-friendly outdoor, as well as indoor activities. At the Sea Life Centre Brighton, the new ‘Superheroes of the Sea’ exhibition brings together the biggest, fastest and most clever creatures of the [...]

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Brighton is bursting with sophisticated small hotels

March 2, 2011

Brighton continues to be one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations, and while the city has several large hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, small hotels and guesthouses often offer the character and friendliness that give visitors to Brighton that home-from-home feel. Read on for four of Brighton’s best small accommodation options.

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Duke of York’s picture house – still fit for a duchess

March 1, 2011

As the warm weather thaws the ice, it will thaw our hearts, which is why spring time romances are as sure as the rising sun. The Duke of York’s cinema in Brighton is still, after 101 years, the perfect place to impress a duchess on a first date.

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Brighton Exhibitions Round-up March – April 2011

February 28, 2011

Brighton & Hove has a full on programme of art exhibitions this spring. Read on for a round-up of some of the top picks at the Royal Pavilion, Preston Manor and Brighton & Hove art museums.

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Brighton Fringe Festival tickets to go on sale

February 24, 2011

The 2011 Brighton Fringe festival is on from 7-30 May 2011, with tickets set to go on sale for the event on 2 March 2011. Events for this festival are as quirky yet artistic as ever and include an acrobat making the impossible possible, a very large mobile piece of art and a horseless carriage hosting literary events and gin tastings.

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The Brighton Shopping Festival – As if you needed an excuse!

February 21, 2011

In case you needed an excuse to shop, Brighton has put together its first annual Brighton Shopping Festival this April, taking place throughout the city, from the Lanes to the Brighton Marina and including countless fashion-related events.

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Brighton goes festival crazy this spring

February 19, 2011

From food and drink to arts, music and kites, Brighton & Hove is set to go Festival Crazy this spring.

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Fabulous Foodie Fests in Brighton (plus bubbly and chocolate, too)

February 15, 2011

While the major part of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink festival takes place each year in September, the festival is now running enough activities to this spring to fill your belly, quench your thirst and whet your appetite for the autumn. For bubbly lovers the festival is working in cahoots with the Hotel [...]

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New outdoor adventure in Brighton & Hove

February 14, 2011

Falling in line with the range of outdoor and adventure sports available in the city, Brighton & Hove is set to be the first spot on the South Coast to boast a cable wake boarding system. The city also offers beach volleyball, footvolley, orbing and a new mountain boarding training academy.

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