A seaside town in South-East England in the County of Sussex, Brighton is a popular destination for city breaks from London. It offers much to see and do at all hours, the sea front is always in use from sun bathers in the day to clubbers at night.
Brighton‘s beach, which is a sand-free pebble beach, although it is sand when you go into the sea. In 1997 Brighton and Hove were joined to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, which was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000.
The Royal Pavilion is a former royal palace built as a home for the Prince Regent during the early 1800s and is notable for its Indo-Saracenic architecture and Oriental interior design.
Brighton Pier opened in 1899 features a funfair, restaurants and arcade halls, the usual greasy and terrible seaside food can be found from cotton candy to fish and chips. The Volk’s Electric Railway, created in 1883, runs along the inland edge of the beach from Brighton Pier to Black Rock and Brighton Marina. It is the world’s oldest operating electric railway.
Considered to be one of the UK‘s premier night-life hotspots there are over 300 pubs in the town. The city hosts the Brighton Festival, the largest arts festival in the UK. Brighton Festival Fringe runs alongside Brighton Festival, and has grown to be the second largest fringe festival in the world, outdoor spectacles and events more than double during May.
Brighton is well-known for having a substantial LGBT community, served by shops, bars and night-clubs in addition to support organisations. It is often referred to as “the gay capital of Britain”. Gay Pride carnival every August attracts thousands. It consists of a carnival parade and a party and funfair in Preston Park. There is also a “Winter Pride” in March
Brighton Pride is a great free outdoor party that lasts for a week, somewhere people of all backgrounds come out, in many ways, along with families and friends to celebrate sexual diversity.
Brighton remains one of my favourite places to escape life in the city, a short break or day out of London, with a horizon, staying till sunset is something that makes coming here somewhere to relieve mind (and more).