Brighton is a beautiful seaside town, bustling with entertainment and popular venues. It is the perfect city break destination for a romantic getaway or a trip with the whole family.
If you’re planning on visiting Brighton, then here are a few must-do activities and must-see sights that are well worth checking out.
Visit the pier
A trip to the pier should be in the diary of every local and tourist alike. It may be brash, bassy and ageing away, but the Brighton Pier offers brilliant fun. It’s fantastical fairground rides, amusement booths and candy floss kiosks make this the perfect location for an afternoon of childish indulgence.
Play in the casinos
If you’re looking for more grown-up entertainment then Brighton offers a great selection of casino venues. The Genting Casino is an understated venue on Preston Street, with roulette, blackjack and poker facilities. If you want something a bit grander than the Rendezvous is a premier spot set on the South Coast, with unrivalled dining, bar and gaming experiences.
Pokerstation.co.uk has information on the tournament schedules if you are planning a visit.
Explore the museums
The town has a selection of intriguing museums, with many of them offering visitors free entry. Amongst these are the Brighton Fishing Museum, which charts the charming fishing history of the area, as well as the Mechanical Memories Museum, filled with vintage slot machines and saucy peep shows.
Other museums include the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History and the Brighton Toy and Model Museum.
Be entertained at the theatre
All theatre lovers should be sure to check out the quirky Komedia, which provides a platform for a wide selection of quality alternative acts, such as comedy, cabaret and children’s entertainment. If you prefer to check out more experimental and amateur performances, then the New Venture is the place to be.
Get up close and personal with the sea life
Although the busy beaches and lively pier may let you gaze out across the ocean, the Sea Life Centre will let you explore under the waves. As the world’s oldest operating aquarium, the Sea Life Centre lets visitors touch resident starfish and crabs in the rock pool, wander through the underwater tunnel beneath the sharks and gaze upon seahorses, piranhas and moon jellyfish. Make sure to say hi to Lulu, the giant sea turtle as well.