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Brighton & Hove United Kingdom, East Sussex

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (2703)
  • Beach (1309)
  • Nightlife (1299)
  • Restaurants (920)
  • Food (844)
  • Relaxation (616)
  • Beach Walks (393)
  • Clothes Shopping (391)
  • Bars (353)
  • Pubs (323)

Brighton & Hove was highly rated for shopping by 20 guests from the United States!

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Is there more to shopping in Brighton & Hove than just brand-name stores?

Louis, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Check out Iydea ten minutes away for really good vegan and veggie food. If you're hungry late evening and low on cash, Pompoko over the road from the hostel is really good for a big bowl of donburi. There are loads of indie stores in the area for clothes and gifts, and the Laines are famous for their jewellery shops. The seafront is also ten minutes away, and the Pavilion is literally across the road. Public transport links are great - the parade the hostel is on has a lot of bus stops, and the rail station is a fifteen minute walk. You can't move for LGBT+ friendly establishments around the city.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Brighton & Hove.

Barbara, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

Individual and independent shops, makes a different experience to visiting other large towns which mainly have the 'big boys' as their main attractions. Refreshing to find quirky, individual and different businesses. Avoided at all cost shops, bars, restaurants I can visit in my own home town.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Pete J S
Pete J S, United Kingdom

10 hours ago Report

Try Alfresco's Italian Restaurant, If You love your Italian Food this is the place for you.

Or If you prefer your food american, American Diner is a Must!!

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Brighton & Hove mean to you?

Michelle, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

I am a nature lover and being by the sea was most relaxing and serene. It was good to just sit near the shores and basque in the beauty and splendour of mother nature. I enjoyed seeing people and their families also enjoying the beach. It was not too crowed and the atmosphere was great.

Why is the atmosphere in Brighton & Hove something people rave about?

Nicole, Netherlands

3 days ago Report

Friendly little city with big gay community, hippylike, creative, lots of restaurants and feels a bit like Amsterdam

Why do you recommend Brighton & Hove for food?

Jane, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

You can choose food from nearly every nation, We had lovely food and reasonable price,Though we did find some places very expensive for drinks.Soft drinks were very much over priced in some bars.
  • Vegetarian cuisine 180 endorsements
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What will make vegetarians' mouths water when they head to Brighton & Hove?

Anonymous, Unknown location

17 days ago Report

Lots of vegetarian and gluten free alternatives, saw a vegetarian Indian. Alternative and ethical supermarket.

What is it about the people in Brighton & Hove that makes them so watchable?

Katherine, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

Brighton attracts such a mix of people , even out of season it's got a great vibe to it.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Brighton & Hove?

Kamal, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

May Festival & Fringe festival -just an amazing variety of entertainment -music, dance, arts, literature, performances -some free.
Ida Barr's Mash Up -fusion of music hall, R&B, bump & grind by a 50 yr old man in drag with local musicians & DJs -thoroughly entertaining, unique experience, very funny & sing-a-long! Where else except Bighton?

How could the beaches in Brighton & Hove be made better for walking?

Bernadette, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Jeez -- Don't wrap us in cotton wool. It's a gravel beach. It is what it is. Anyone who doesn't bring sensible shoes hasn't exercised basic common sense.
I do think though, that a sandy area for young children would enhance the provision and be welcomed by families- similar to the one that is already there for beach volleyball.
If the promenades were to be improved, I'd suggest that bicycle routes along the sea-front would make it easier to travel along the coastline of Brighton and Hove
  • Alternative Culture 109 endorsements
  • 6 answers

What aspect of the culture in Brighton & Hove was so different than back home?

Gerald, United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

I am elderly gentleman, it's more for younger generation , but I felt safe around streets at night.

Why do people say Brighton & Hove can be seen best by foot?

Christopher, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Pretty much everything is in walking distance or 10minutes of each other.

How can you enjoy the sights in Brighton & Hove while avoiding the crowds?

Charlie, United Kingdom

26 days ago Report

During my experience, it wasn't very crowded as such sightseeing was relatively easy. However the view from my side sea view room was better than expected. Apart from the road maintenance barricades it was a picturesque view.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Brighton & Hove.

Peter, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

We had a nice relaxing meal by the seafront, and a nice walk along the pier afterwards.

What makes the people from Brighton & Hove so friendly? Tell us your story.

Steve, United Kingdom

12 hours ago Report

Welcoming and chatty. Lots of good food places and people happy to talk and share their life-experiences.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Brighton & Hove?

Adjoa, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Stay in the city-centre and wander around - entertainment is always in walking distance from city-centre.
  • Luxury Brand Shopping 54 endorsements
  • 4 answers

What makes Brighton & Hove the best place to max out your credit cards?

Basil, South Africa

18 days ago Report

it provides unique products over and above those found in corporate stores

How does Brighton & Hove go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Jane, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

Please make back streets cleaner: make bins seagull proof.

What makes Brighton & Hove one of those classic city-trip experiences?

eleanor, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Its somewhere we have been before and cheap & easy to get to from London

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Brighton & Hove?

Susan, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

If possible avoid taking a car, the parking fees are extortionate. If you do take a car look out for evening parking rates, if you stay five minutes after 12 midnight they charge you a full day rate of £25+

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