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BrightonJust a short distance from London, on the southern coast of Great Britain, lies the charming resort town of Brighton. Heralded as one of the world's hippest and most cultural, this seaside city never fails to mesmerise visitors with its unique architecture, pleasant festivals, galleries, museums, drama, arts, music, spectacular outdoor activities, sprawling beaches and so much more.
The CityFormerly known as Brighthelmstone, the town used to be a simple fishing village. It was not until the late 18th century that Brighthelmstone gained much attention when a doctor began prescribing bathing in the town's seawater to his patients. From then on, it to increasingly attract visitors, including numerous royals. With the continued patronage of visitors from all over the world, tourism in Brighton flourished, and over the years, Brighton evolved from a simple fishing village into a beach getaway with hotels and commercial establishments. Among the most popular spots is the Brighton Marina, a man-made marina with a working harbour that is filled with residential and commercial establishments. The attractiveness of the city was further accentuated by the architecture of the surrounding villages. Economic growth brought about by tourism was complemented by the promotion of arts and culture. There is always something on in Brighton, from cultural performances to festivals, all of which make Brighton one of the most cultural cities in Europe. Today, Brighton is among the top holiday destinations in Europe. Tourists from all walks of life pour in not only to indulge in its innate beauty and art, but also to relax and be free in a city that fosters openness, creativity and diversity.
Do & See
Considered to be one of the most cultured cities in the whole of Europe, Brighton flourishes with sheer creativity, artistry and cultural diversity to its very core. This seaside city never fails to mesmerise its visitors with its unique architectural edifices, festivals, galleries, museums and music, as well as the natural beauty of its sparkling beaches and surrounding areas.
Brighton is packed with a multitude of high-end restaurants serving mouth-watering dishes expertly prepared by top chefs, often complemented by the wonderful view of the city. Indulge in the sumptuous taste of various dishes from all over the world that ooze with flavour and spices while enjoying the idyllic ambiance that can only be experienced in Brighton.
There are a lot of reasons to love Brighton's cafés. The inviting and laid-back vibe at the city's numerous beach-side cafés tempt visitors to linger and enjoy the sea breeze. High quality roasts and freshly baked pastries complete the experience, whether it be for a morning pick-me-up or a relaxing afternoon tea.
Bars & Nightlife
The night is always vibrant and trendy in Brighton, with a lot of great pubs and bars to choose from. From cosy bars for a quick drink, to fancy clubs to party with friends, to a karaoke bar to sing one’s heart out, the nightlife in Brighton always oozes with music, fun and excitement.
Shopping in Brighton is retail therapy at its best. Shops tend to be on the higher end of the spectrum in both price and quality, showcasing some of the trendiest fashion in clothes, home decor, accessories and more. Don't miss the chance to explore some unique novelty shops, and of course, Brighton-themed souvenirs and memorabilia are widely available.