Brighton is situated in East Sussex and is a well known seaside resort. It is convenient to London and as a result is popular with Londoners who are looking to get out of the city for a getaway. In recent years, Brighton has also become home to many individuals who work in London but who do wish to actually live in London. Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are two of the premier attractions in this seaside resort town but there are also many other things to see and do as well, including shopping, museums, theaters, cafes, restaurants, pubs and festivals.
Brighton, a bustling, lively town on the south coast of England, has been a settlement since before the Domesday Book was written, although the modern town we see today has mainly been developed since Brighton became known as a health resort during the eighteenth century. When the railways were developed, the town developed further as a day trip destination for Londoners and others. Today, almost half a million people live in the town and approximately 16 times that number visit it. Brighton is also well known as a conference location and caters for large conferences regularly.
On the seafront, Brighton has two piers but only one of these is currently open to the public. Brighton Pier has a fun fair, amusement arcades and a selection of restaurants. The beach itself is made from shingle and part of it is fronted by a selection of bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs.
In May, Brighton is home to the second largest arts festival in the UK. So if you want to witness the processions, fireworks, theatre and music that happen during the Brighton Festival, make sure that you book your hotel room in plenty of time. If your taste is less main stream, there is also a Fringe that runs alongside the main festival and the events include street performers as well as other outdoor performances.
Shoppers will enjoy the many specialist shops that are hidden away on the narrow streets and alleys close to the seafront. They can also visit Churchill Square, which is a modern shopping centre with all the shops and facilities you would expect.
Sports enthusiasts are well catered for and the sports in the town range from traditional football through to an international level Frisbee team. There is also a yachting club and the oldest competitive swimming club in England.