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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Pier
“Seems silly not to come to Brighton and spend time on the coin machines here!”
  • 220 locals recommend
History Museum
“Visit King George IV'S pleasure palace restored to its extravagant 1823 splendour with an Indian - style exterior and magnificent oriental interiors . Special exhibitions , audio guides , tea room and gift shop. Open daily closed 25/26 Dec tel 03000 290 900 10 / 15 mins walk from Brighton train station . ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“The famous Brighton Lanes. A collection of little shops, cafes, bars, etc. The council prevents large chain stores from taking over, so the diverse character is maintained.”
  • 192 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“For a ride with a view this is a lovely experience if you are in for a short time. Expensive though!”
  • 126 locals recommend
Newsstand
“The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. 10% discount when booked online.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Based in the heart of the North Laine, the Komedia has an exciting all- year programme of theatre, comedy, cabaret, kids and music plus great bars and food, Komedia offers a unique mix of dining & live entertainment.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Lovely restaurants by the waterfront, beautiful views, if you are a fan of boats this is the place for you! You can take a fishing trip out to see and catch your own fish, or choose the scenic option to see Brighton from the other side! ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Centrally located in the North Laine, this popular independent restaurant boasts a number of awards, an excellent reviews. The menu is inspired from different regions of India and changes seasonally. Typical sample dishes include a selection of tandoori, roasts and kebabs, curries, dosas and biryanis, along with a selection of sides, nibbles and changing specials. Offering a little bit of something for everyone, the Chilli Pickle is a great dining option for meat eaters, vegetarian and gluten free diners alike.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Lovely arthouse one-screen cinema down the hill at Preston Circus. The oldest cinema in Britain in continuous use, in 2012 it was voted the best cinema in the UK. Treat yourself to cake, wine and a comfy spot on one of the balcony sofas.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you're into unique homeware bits and pieces, old and new, definitely pop in here for a meander. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Top acts, comedy, music, dance etc Usually booked in advance but sometimes you can sneak into a show last minute - and you can always try for last minute 'returns' at the box office.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“One of the best Veggie restaurants in the UK! It is a local favourite - try the sharing platter if you can't decide! ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Probably the best shopping centre in the area - all your favourites. Catch the 12 bus from Eastbourne alighting at Churchill Square.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Pub
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“Large pub over 3 floors, roof terrace, great food - can take large group bookings”
  • 94 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The Coal Shed Brighton has positioned itself as one of the leading steak and seafood venues in the city and is situated in the heart of The Lanes. The concept is quite unique, take a real charcoal Josper oven, use the freshest and best quality ingredients you can find then cook the ingredients to perfection! The Coal Shed produces great quality signature dishes such as 500g of 35 day dry-aged roast beef available on Sunday’s 12-4pm. Also, at the Coal Shed Brighton they have rotating daily specials and they offer different cuts of meat to suit different tastes, plus they have vegetarian dishes and a children’s menu.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Theatre
“Overlooking the Royal Pavilion Gardens, see their Website to find out what's on.”
  • 54 locals recommend