North Laine

North Laine, Brighton: Address, Phone Number, North Laine Reviews: 4.5/5

North Laine
4.5
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Paul F
Chesterfield, UK1,892 contributions
Shop for miles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Further on than the Laines and with arguably a wider range of shops sits the North Laines similar but a little more eclectic and very worth while visiting.

Plenty of individual shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Written 29 November 2021
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Lianaa G
18 contributions
Recommended
Nov 2021 • Couples
Best atmosphere we really enjoyed our stay and it’s such a nice city to walk around all those restaurants and bars will definitely recommend
Written 16 November 2021
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77inessa
12 contributions
Cosy atmosphere
Mar 2021
I love walking around and exploring this area. It has a lot of nice little cafés and bars, record stores, second hand shops and more! Very cool atmosphere.
Written 9 November 2021
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More D
1 contribution
Great service
Nov 2021 • Friends
Rory the bar man is the greatest
Highly recommend
Great service
Would highly recommend for service at the bar
Written 6 November 2021
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Mic L
Hampshire, UK503 contributions
Retail therapy
Oct 2021
As expected of Brighton an eclectic mix of shops and food outlets. Good browsing and shopping opportunities.
Written 30 October 2021
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KTP310
Reading, UK764 contributions
Great to explore
Oct 2021 • Friends
Loved exploring this area of Brighton which is full of quirky and stylish shops, cafes and restaurants with a great vibrant feel.
Written 23 October 2021
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Brian T
London, UK4,542 contributions
Bohemian and alternative, but take care!
Jul 2021
Move over ‘The Lanes’ in Brighton… it doesn’t seem to be the happening place in Brighton any more, usurped by the bohemian neighbourhood of North Laine! This is where the hustle and bustle of Brighton now occurs! The eclectic, slightly eccentric , and quirky neighbourhood represents Brighton’s evolution into a trendy and alternative city destination.

The neighbourhood is roughly bordered by Queens Road, North Road, Trafalgar Street and Gloucester Place. It’s quite close to to Brighton railway station, and well signed as you depart the station. The main thoroughfare seems to be Kensington Street which becomes Sydney Street as you head north. Part of it is pedestrianised, with cafes and restaurants crowding the area with their outside seating areas.

It’s certainly bohemian and a bit alternative. The vibe is funky and quirky. There’s hundreds of stores packed tightly into the area. They are a mix of ethical, exotic and ‘different’, from retro to 50s kitsch to chic vintage. You’ll see the words ‘vegan’ and ‘ethical’ over and over again. There’s numerous independent boutiques with curious names, offering everything from beauty treatments to vegan footwear to improve your lifestyle.

It was extremely crowded on our midweek visit in July; social distancing was non-existent and difficult to maintain. And since our last visit a year or so ago, it had become a bit more edgy with a little hint of unsavouriness. The volume of beggars was very noticeable, and we were actually followed and harassed by someone making unwarranted claims. We didn’t linger.

It’s a colourful area, and there’s lots of interesting street art a d graffiti around. It’s great for a browse, but keep your wits about you.
Written 20 September 2021
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Andrew H
Sutton, UK506 contributions
fascinating
Sep 2021
Great area, brilliant variety of shops and cafes with lots of unusual shops. Gets very busy by midday.
Written 20 September 2021
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David D
Devon, UK12,466 contributions
Vibrant, colourful and eccentric
Sep 2021 • Couples
Tuesday 7th September and we took a stroll through the streets and lanes of the North Laine area of Brighton.

There was certainly a lot more going on and more atmosphere that the more famous Lanes. It is the bohemian and cultural quarter of the City.

The area is a mixture of commercial and residential properties with many shop lined streets and lanes pedestrianised.

The area is filled with small shops selling secondhand and retro clothing, jewellery, art & crafts and weird and wonderful eccentricities as well as regular goods.

Due to the sunshining some shops had their wares on display in the street on rails, racks and stalls, all adding to the eclectic atmosphere.

There are a plethora of pubs, cafés and restaurants  as well as theatres and museums.

We walked along Kemp Street with it's eye catching colourfully painted terraced houses.
Written 16 September 2021
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John A
Paisley, UK56 contributions
Great day out
Sep 2021
Busy lanes filled with different shops, cafes, bars etc Would go again next time we are in Brighton. 2nd hand goods were plentiful and varied.
Written 12 September 2021
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