Top things to do in Brighton

Once you’ve admired Brighton & Hove from above, you’ll be inspired to explore the city at ground level! Here are some insider tips from our local team of Brightonians:

  1. Stroll along the beach and watch the sun go down at the West Pier – the most photographed place in Sussex.
  2. Visit the Brighton Palace Pier for some traditional English seaside kiss-me-quick style fun.
  3. Marvel at the opulent and unique Royal Pavilion before taking their superb multi-media tour.
  4. Enjoy some retail therapy at some of Brighton & Hove’s fantastic independent shops. Try the North Laine, The Lanes and the wonderful West Pier Arches next to British Airways i360.
  5. Walk under sharks and see starfish at SEA LIFE Brighton near the Palace Pier.
  6. Take a ride along the seafront on the Volk’s Electric Railway.
  7. Catch the number 77 bus up to Devil’s Dyke and take a stroll on the South Downs.
  8. Hop on and off an informative City Sightseeing bus and find out more about the city.
  9. Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea by the sea at the West Beach Bar & Kitchen.
  10. Take your shoes off and enjoy a paddle in the sea before soaking up the sun on the beach and treating yourself to an ice cream.
  11. Get nose to nose with nature and hundreds of exotic creatures at Drusillas Park (only half an hour from the city centre).
  12. Plan a return trip! There is so much to do in Brighton & Hove that our list of ten things to do barely scratches the surface.