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Things To Do In Brighton

Soak up the bohemian atmosphere of this quintessentially British, seaside city, home to the famous Brighton Pier and the fabulous Royal Pavilion. There’s a wealth of things to do and the city is easily walkable so you’re never far from a restaurant, shop, bar, club or the beach.

Located on the sunny south coast of England, Brighton combines quirky charm, history and bang on trend activities for an unforgettable day out. Brighton has been a hot spot for centuries but really hit its stride in the 18th century when it transformed from a fishing village to a fashionable seaside retreat. The Royal Pavilion, a stunning palace with its distinctive domes and gorgeous interiors, is a testament to this era. Built for King George IV, it’s like stepping into a flamboyant fairytale!

No trip to Brighton is complete without hitting the beach! Take a stroll down the iconic Palace Pier. This classic British seaside attraction features arcades, rides and tasty food including, of course, fish and chips, as well as stunning views of the coastline. Brighton is also a hub for creativity. It hosts the largest arts festival in England, the Brighton Festival, every May. The city’s arty side is every from street art to its eclectic music scene. One of the most inclusive and welcoming cities in Europe, it’s always home to the legendary Brighton Pride, one of the biggest and best pride festivals in the UK. Previous headline acts include Britney, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Nile Rodgers and many more.

Another must visit area if you’re looking for Brighton experiences is The Lanes. This maze of narrow streets is packed with quirky shops, boutiques, cafes, and some of the best vintage finds ever! You can spend hours exploring these charming alleyways, discovering hidden gems and enjoying the boho vibe.

Brighton’s nightlife is big, brash and beautiful. There are more pubs and restaurants per head than any other city in the country, bar London. Whether you’re looking to relax and natter or line your stomachs before heading out, we have several fantastic restaurants you can feast at. Brighton is home to some of the UK’s coolest watering holes, from the lively, big-name bars of West Street to the quaint pubs of the North Laine. The huge number and diversity of Brighton activities on offer make a trip here totally unforgettable.

Luxury Experiences In Brighton

Indulge in some luxury activities, perfect for gift experiences in Brighton, that’ll make you feel like royalty! Enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea with a twist as you hop on the afternoon tea bus where you can nibble on scones and sip tea while cruising past Brighton’s iconic sights. You’ll tuck into cakes, scones and sandwiches as you drive past the Palace Pier, Royal Pavilion, Brighton Marina and North Laine. It's a relaxing and unique way to see the city. You can even add a glass of fizz.

Are you a fan of perfume? Then it’s time to make your very own signature scent with a perfume making workshop. You’ll be led by a perfume expert who’ll help you to create your very own blend of fragrances that’s unique to you. They’ll provide all the equipment so you can concentrate on making something that smells amazing.

Alternatively, for those who love gorgeous views, a visit to the famous Brighton i360 is an absolute must. Step into the spacious glass pod and ascend to 138m. The panoramic 360° views are stunning, from the sea to the rolling South Downs and the lively city below. After your ride, you can indulge in a delicious and sophisticated cream tea. It’s the perfect way to finish off a day of luxury.

Unique Experiences In Brighton

Brighton is beautiful quirky, making it the perfect place to try something a bit different. How about diving straight into something cheeky with Felt a Fanny? This unusual, tongue-in-cheek workshop, is led by a professional felt maker who’ll teach you how to use foam sponges, barbed-wire needles and colourful felt to craft your own lady garden! This light-hearted, hands-on activity is perfect for all skill levels and guaranteed to have you giggling the whole time.

You can’t visit Brighton without seeing a drag show! Hop on the Drag Bus for a sightseeing tour like no other. This two-hour journey combines iconic Brighton sights with fabulous drag performances. Enjoy an artisan brunch box with a half bottle of prosecco or two Brighton G&Ts as you’re entertained by dazzling queens. It’s sightseeing with a sassy twist!

For a fun, immersive experience, head to Alcotraz. Step into a movie-like prison set, don an orange jumpsuit and prepare for an hour and 45 minutes of fun. Smuggle in your own bottle of spirit in and enjoy four bespoke cocktails or mocktails crafted by the “inmates.” Enjoy entertainment from the prison’s colourful characters, played by talented actors. A night in prison might not sound that fun but, trust us, Alcotraz is one of the most popular, unique experiences in Brighton.

Brighton Activities for Adults

Brighton is the ultimate playground for adults looking to have fun! Kick off the good times straight away with a ride on a prosecco bike. This pedal-powered bar on wheels is pedalled by all of you who’ll sip on bubbly as you cruise through Brighton’s lively streets. It’s a moving party where you can combine day drinking and sightseeing. What’s not to love?

For those with a cheeky side, Brighton activities for adults have some treats in store! Show off your arty side with a nude life drawing. In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, you can try out your sketching skills while appreciating the human form. A live, nude, male or female model will post for you so be prepared to giggle! For something even spicier, check out a strip show! Whether it’s guys or girls you want to see, these raucous shows feature hilarious comedy, dazzling performances and some seriously naughty strip routines. In Brighton, you’re never far from mischief.

If you prefer something a bit more chilled but equally enjoyable, try a cocktail making class, one of the most popular . Available at various venues around the city, these classes let you shake, stir, and mix your way to cocktail perfection. Learn the secrets of the trade from expert mixologists and enjoy your delicious creations along the way.

Brighton Activities for Families

Brighton is full of family fun that’ll put smiles on everyone’s faces. Start your family day with a heart-pounding escape room. Work together to solve puzzles and crack codes in a race against the clock. You’ll only have one hour to escape! It's a fantastic way to bond and get those brains buzzing, and this city has a huge variety of escape games to choose from.

Everyone loves a meal out. It’s always a group pleaser. Head to one of Brighton's many family-friendly restaurants for a well-deserved meal. With options ranging from seaside fish and chips to gourmet burgers, fine dining to cheap eats, there's something to please every palate. It’s a great way to have quality time, enjoy each other’s company and refuel.

If you fancy some laughs and friendly competition, it’s time to hit up a crazy golf or mini golf course. Putt your way through imaginative and challenging obstacles that will keep the whole family entertained. From pirate ships to glow in the dark dinosaurs, each course is a mini adventure in itself.

Brighton Activities for Students

Students love Brighton! It’s buzzing with student life and fun things to do. Start a big night out with the quintessential student experience; a bar crawl. Brighton’s nightlife is legendary, featuring everything from traditional pubs to lively clubs, quirky bars to classy watering holes. Each place has its own unique vibe, making bar hopping an adventure in itself. Plus, the city’s compact layout means you can easily explore a variety of venues in one night, meeting new friends and enjoying a night to remember.

For something quirky and nostalgic, gather your mates for a School Sports Day. Compete in hilarious, retro events like space hopper races, sack races and egg-and-spoon challenges. It’s the perfect way to unleash your inner child, bond with your friends and have a blast. If you’re up for more giggles and a bit of physical activity, try Bubble Mayhen or Bubble Football. Climb into giant zorbs and bounce your way through a series of energetic games from Bulldog to footie. Whether you’re bumping, rolling or just trying to stay upright, you’ll have a right laugh. Whatever you’re into, you’ll never be short of fun activities in Brighton!