Brighton really has experienced a renaissance of late.
It's always had a reputation, but recently the city has seen an explosion of culture and popularity which has helped it become such a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination.
Please check the links below for recommendations from us, feedback from our guests and sample menus.
We should thank Joshua Flesher Hanson for the way the square looks today. The early property developer probably purchashed Belle Vue field from Thomas Kemp. He then set about dividing the area into 70 plots with strict conditions for the developments. We still have a mixture of beautiful original facade with very attractive bow fronted windows, canopies and cast iron balustrades. The majority of the architectural work can be attributed to Amon Wilds and son.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion is a must for enthusiasts of architecture and decadence.
From the marina to Hove lagoon, the beach is busy all year round. In the summer months you can catch the worlds oldest electric train (operational) from the Palace pier down to Black rock. In between the Palace & West piers there are plenty of art galleries, bars, clubs and even a few decent restaurants. There are of course sticks of rock, doughnuts and fish and chips galore, although we recommend trying fresh mackerel in crusty French bread from a hole in the wall just by the fishing museum. We are also looking forward to the i360 opening in a few years. Designed by the same partnership behind the London eye, this will be a real boost for Brighton and Hove.
Shopping in Brighton
Brighton has deservedly so built up a fantastic reputation as a mecca for great shopping. We have all the usual high street names in abundance. More importantly though, we have that mix mash of all the local independents that make Brightons North laine and South Lanes such a unique place to shop. Please feel free to call us or pick our brains when you arrive if you are looking for that certain something.