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Brighton and Hove

Bohemian and cosmopolitan jewel of the south coast

Welcome to Brighton & Hove!

For more than 250 years Brighton & Hove has welcomed visitors from home and abroad, attracted by the fresh sea air and varied pleasures. The Prince Regent set the pace in the late 18th century, establishing himself in Brighton and commissioning the leading architect of the time John Nash to create its most iconic landmark the Royal Pavilion – a must see for all visitors. Brighton has continued to lead where others have followed in terms of architecture, fashion, music, the arts and creativity. The beautiful Regency architecture of Kemptown and Brunswick, the delights of the Theatre Royal and Brighton Dome and the host of independent shops and businesses across the city are testament to this.

This wonderful city has an eclectic year-round programme of festivals and events including Brighton Festival – England’s largest arts festival; Brighton Fringe, Brighton Pride, Brighton Early Music Festival and a vast array of London to Brighton Runs from veteran cars to bikes, motorbikes and scooters. Of course Brighton & Hove is one the UK’s most popular seaside destinations, so, if you want a break from all the action, take a deep breath of fresh air and stroll along the beachfront. Here you will find everything from a beach volleyball centre, an Artists’ Quarter, crazy golf, cafes and restaurants, children’s play areas and the beautiful Western Bandstand. Whatever you are looking for you’ll find it here… so let your love affair with Brighton & Hove begin!

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