Updated: Jul 8
Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England, county of East Sussex. Traveling to Brighton is easy as the city is just a 60-minute train ride from London (76 km) and it's a great option to escape London's busy life and immerse into a much calmer and relaxed ambience. Brighton is a popular seaside destination for tourists and favourite getaway for Londoners. The city is renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, rich cultural life, music and art scenes. Getting around is simple as it is a compact city and easy to explore on foot or by public transport.
Of course, the most popular place in Brighton is the large pebble beach that attracts people all year round especially when there's sunshine. Brighton Pier offers visitors great entertainment facilities for children and adults. The beach promenade is an ideal place for long walks enjoying the beautiful sea views. Other attractions to discover are The Clock Tower in the centre of Brighton, built in 1888 in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, the city village Hove famous for its colorful beach huts and Regency architecture, and Rottingdean - a picturesque, traditional English village.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton's landmark, is a remarkable building, that combines Regency grandeur with the exotic style of India and the Orient. Open now to the public, it first functioned as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, but it has also served as a civic building and a hospital during the First World War.
Worth also visiting is the Brighton University and the impressive British Airways i360, a 162m tall observation tower situated on the seafront. The tower has a moving observation pod which slides up and down the structure. A return journey, known as a flight, takes 20 minutes.
You can also enjoy many award-winning restaurants in Brighton and Hove catering for all tastes, from classic fish n'chips to creative vegetarian restaurants.