Top things to do

Top Choice Palace in Brighton & Hove

Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is the city’s must-see attraction. The glittering party pad and palace of Prince George, later Prince Regent and then King George IV, it’s one of the most opulent buildings in England, and certain…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Brighton & Hove

Terre à Terre

Take your taste buds around the world without any meat in sight. In this vegetarian restaurant, inventive and flavourful dishes are meticulously plated and the ambience is casual and friendly. For the unconverted, t…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Brighton & Hove

Iydea

Even by Brighton’s high standards, the food at this multi-award-winning vegetarian cafe is a treat. The daily-changing choices of curries, lasagnes, felafel, enchiladas and quiches are full of flavour and can be was…
Tower in Brighton & Hove

i360 Tower

Brighton’s newest attraction opened in 2016, at the point the now defunct West Pier used to make landfall. The world’s most slender tower is a brutal, 162m-tall column of reinforced steel and concrete rising like a …
British in Brighton & Hove

Isaac At

Tucked on a street corner is this intimate fine dining restaurant run by a small team of culinary talent, all aged under 30. Every ingredient is locally sourced, including the wines, with food miles for each ingredi…
Seafood in Brighton & Hove

English’s of Brighton

A 75-year-old institution and celebrity haunt, this local seafood paradise dishes up everything from Essex oysters to locally caught lobster and Dover sole. It’s converted from fishers’ cottages, with shades of the …
Performing Arts in Brighton & Hove

Brighton Festival

After Edinburgh, this is the UK’s biggest arts festival. It draws star performers from around the globe for three weeks by the sea.
Comedy in Brighton & Hove

Komedia Theatre

The UK's top comedy venue attracts the best stand-up acts from the English-speaking world. Book well in advance.
Museum in Brighton & Hove

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Hove can justifiably claim to be the birthplace of British cinema, with the first short film shot here in 1898. You can see it alongside other fascinating films at this attractive Victorian villa. Another highlight …
Museum in Brighton & Hove

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Set in the Royal Pavilion’s renovated stable block, this museum and art gallery has a glittering collection of 20th-century art and design, including a crimson Salvador Dalí sofa modelled on Mae West’s lips. There’s…