Brighton is an inclusive, free-thinking city on the south coast of England.

With a blend of modern culture and exotic architecture, sea and countryside, you can discover new places and experiences both inside the city and out.


Ever since debauched aristocrats began to frequent Brighton back in the 18th Century, the city has been a magnet for visitors in search of fun, frolics and fresh sea air.


With its majestic Regency squares and crescents, iconic Royal Pavilion and famous piers, Brighton is as well-known for being a welcoming and diverse city with a passion for culture, creativity and sustainability as it is for its historic landmarks.


With art, live music and entertainment on tap, plus an ever-growing abundance of independent shops, boutique hotels, award-winning restaurants, and 13km of beachfront, there's a lot on offer


OHSO Social

OHSO Social




ibis Brighton City Centre - Station ~£160 per night for twin

Premier Inn Brighton City Centre  ~£110 per night for a twin.


There are lots of more expensive hotels and fancy boutique hotels if you have, and want to splash your, cash

Airbnb / BNBs


Brighton BnBs can be a bit of a lottery - delightful, chintzy, mouldy walls, bed bugs, halfway houses and more but there are plenty of airbnbs of all sizes for a safer bet.





The food scene in Brighton is booming, with a diverse range of local independent restaurants making the most of seasonal Sussex produce, and a real mix of cuisines at a veriety of prices.


Alongside the very many restaurants is the newly opened Shelter Hall.


Shelter Hall

Situated on the Brighton seafront, Shelter Hall is a food hall aiming to find, curate and scale up new, local food concepts. Home to seven local independent traders over two floors, who offer different cuisines and exciting food ideas. Dishes start at around £6, and drinks can be ordered from the Shelter Hall bar, with wine and beer starting at £5.50 for a glass/pint and a full cocktail menu starting at £7.50 per drink.


Open Market

5 minutes east from the main station, the Open Market is a rough and ready covered market with cafes, veg stalls and more . Highlights are Greek café Kouzina and Japanese-Korean cafe Korpan. At the front of the market is the middle-eastern cafe Sunbird Deli, and at the rear is the taco bar Casa Azul.


Other options

Dotted all over Brighton are some great food--to-go options. Just watch out when you're eating outdoors as the seagulls can and will rob you of whatever you are eating!


Here are a few of Julian's goto places:


Alushi - Lebanese joint under the main station with great kebabs and vegan options.

Zafran - Persian and Afghan grill serving up kebab wraps in flatbread made to ordeer in front of your eyes.

Burger Brothers - Hip, white-tiled specialist burger bar with wood flooring, high stools and chalkboard specials.

VIP - Awesome Naples family pizza joint in the Old Steine. Great for a takeaway to eat on the beach.

Fatto a Mano - great wood-fired pizzas  including topped with tomato, spicy minced pork, spianata, roasted peppers, mozzarella, basil and parmesan; and the tomato-less ‘white’ pizza with fennel sausage, Neapolitan broccoli, chilli, provola, mozzarella and parmesan. Also an excellent version of the classic neapolitana but without cheese. This  lot just bought the Unbarred microbrewery and now deliver pizza to your table there.


Fish and Chips

If you really must eat this horrible greasy shite classic british cuisine, the best places are Bankers near Norfolk Square, Rybka in the Lanes (Polish F&C) or Bardsley's on Baker St near the Open Market. Most others, especially those on the seafront are really, really bad. Consider yourselves warned!


Here are a few options in central Brighton:

The Breakfast Club

Cafe Coho

Lost in the Lanes




Fika (Hove)


There are so many coffee places, here are some of the best:

Fika (Seafront)


Red Roaster

Bond Street Coffee


Black Mocha


Coffee @ 33 (near station)

Presuming Eds (near open market)