Apartment, Accommodation & Rooms in Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove
is one of Britain’s best-loved cities and there is much to offer in this pretty city. Brighton is part-seaside town, part-fashionable retreat for Londoners. It has attracted an interesting mixture of people over the years, from people tired of the pace of life in London to those who have fallen in love with the city’s quaint appeal. There are many vibrant cities in Britain
, but Brighton stands out as a place that is particularly special and well worth a few days of your time. There are plenty of accommodation options in Brighton and nearby Hove and lots of hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation and hostels offering seaside views in desirable locations. If you are looking for alternative accommodation in Brighton, why not try renting a room in an apartment or a self catering holiday home. We offer beautiful holiday homes and guest rooms in locations as good if not better than hotels!
According to a 2001 census, the majority of Jedi’s
in the UK live in Brighton.
The first ‘blue’ movie was shot in Brighton in 1896 by film pioneer Esme Collings.
is legendary – but you can’t build a sand castle on it because there’s no sand – just pebbles!
Many famous people live in Brighton & Hove including Nick Cave
and Steve Coogan
. Queen Victoria
also used to live there.
Britain’s first casino opened in Brighton’s Metropole Hotel in 1962.
Things to do in Brighton
What is there to do in Brighton? The Royal Pavillion
is a 19th century pavilion featuring an interesting mix of Indian and Gothic styles. Take a tour and admire the impressive, decadent interior. There is plenty of information on the furniture and decorations that will keep you captivated for a long time! Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
is a good place to go when the rain inevitably disrupts your outdoor plans. When the sun is shining you must take a walk along Brighton Pier
, eat an ice cream and go on the Dodgem cars. Enjoy a cup of tea in Kemptown
, a quiet district to the east of the sea front. Take a bus out of the centre to the University of Sussex
and enjoy a walk through woods and fields before reaching a quaint village.
Brighton’s North Laines is a shoppers paradise. Many vintage clothing shops, interesting junk stores and throbbing record stores line the winding streets of this district. Brighton’s alternative and independent side is well represented in the North Laines and you’ll find some extremely interesting gift, clothing and fashion ideas. Not to be confused with the North Laines, The Lanes area offers further opportunity to immerse yourself in arts and crafts gifts, jewellery down twisting alleyways, all a stone’s throw from Brighton’s seafront. For those looking for big name brands and stores, Churchill Square and Brighton Marina both feature an impressive selection of well-known shops. There’s plenty of opportunity to do a spot of retail therapy in Brighton!
Food and drink – Brighton nightlife
Brighton is famous for its comprehensive range of culinary options. It also has an impressive selection of pubs, clubs and bars and Brighton by night is exciting, lively and a lot of fun. Thinking about something to eat in Brighton? We know a couple of places that get our seal of approval. Check out LangeLees
, located on the edge of Brighton’s famous North Laines. It’s a great place to go for a hearty lunch and on weekends they open in the evenings. We like going there for breakfast – try the eggs Florentine or eggs Benedict, delicious! We also love visiting Planet India
, voted one of the best budget eateries in the city. This vegetarian Indian restaurant serves some of the best curry in town, an extensive beer menu and a waiter who works in his bare feet!. The Naan bread and cumin rice are definitely worth trying! If you fancy a sea view whilst you eat, try The Bandstand Café
. Located along Brighton’s seafront, this café is located under a Grade II listed elegant bandstand and serves homemade pastries, fresh salads and oysters. Brighton has many good pub and club options too and there is an especially good night of dancing to be had in this city. We’d recommend you visit The Basket Makers Arms
, located in the North Lanes and The Fiddlers Elbow
near the seafront. The Haunt
, also close to the sea, is a throbbing club that we suggest you check out if you’re in the mood!
Brighton Shoreham Airport
is located close to Brighton, but you’ll more often than not use London Gatwick airport if you are visiting this area of the country. Gatwick Airport
has direct trains to Brighton running frequently and the journey takes less than 40 minutes. You’ll find the easiest way to get around Brighton is by walking. It is a relatively compact city and contains many small streets that are best experienced on foot. Brighton Train Station
is located close to the city centre and it is a pleasant walk from the station into town. There are plenty of options if you would prefer not to walk. Brighton has an excellent bus system operated by Brighton & Hove Bus Company
. Buses are reliable and affordable – you can go anywhere one-way in the city for £2.00 or get a day ticket £3.70. Taxis are also an affordable option for short journeys in the city centre. Brighton’s location is also good for day trips. London
is very easy to get to and staying in Brighton is a cheaper alternative if you are wanting to visit London. The Sussex South Downs
are stunningly beautiful and relatively unpopulated for southern England. The Downs, where Wimdu also has plenty of self catering holiday homes and accommodation offers are located just a short journey to the north of Brighton.