The Lanes
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida18,030 contributions
    A Great Place to Kill Time
    There is a formula for most any beach town on any coast on any continent, beach, amusement attractions and shopping. Brighton does its shopping in the oldest part of the town that has now been converted to pedestrian area. Brighton has a good mix a high end, local niche and just plain tacky touristy. Between our visit to the Royal Pavilion and our dinner reservation, our girls hit the lanes to see what they could find. They enjoyed this section and even made a purchase at a perfumery. It is a great place to kill time.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 1 January 2023
  • SurfingWild
    Bandung, Indonesia40,175 contributions
    Wonderfully interesting place to visit
    During our brief two day stay in Brighton we walked through the Lanes and especially the North Lanes more than once. The North Lanes are the most interesting as they are full of weird and quirky shops selling all kinds of unusual things from African to Asian to retro. Lots of restaurants can be found here too. Secondhand hippy type clothing can be found for just a few pounds. Vinyl record shops are here too. The Lanes nearest to the sea are less interesting as they do not have these unusual shops but still make a pleasant walk between the city centre and the beach. Definitely a must-see for any visitor.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 23 March 2023
  • luke greenwood
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom171 contributions
    Fantastic day
    Spent the day walking round Brighton for the first time. This was the first place we spent walking round and there was loads of shops, lots of them quirky which I loved and plenty of places to eat. Would happily go again.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Travelleronwheels
    United Kingdom201 contributions
    Jewellery Central
    An interesting little network of alleyways to walk around mainly due to its quirkiness and its history. There was a time when the Lanes were a collection of shops selling antiques, vintage and often bizarre items but those days are gone. Virtually all the shops here now are expensive jewellers.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Marina B
    10 contributions
    Amazing Lanes Hotel
    Love, love, love this hotel. We stayed with my three teenagers in a big room and were very comfortable. Paid for an amazing English breakfast in the morning. The best part of this place besides the cleanliness and quaintness is how very nice everyone is that works here. The front desk attendants were extra helpful always making sure we knew where we were going or giving helpful suggestions. Would definitely return!!
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Bhavin P
    Greater London, United Kingdom266 contributions
    Have a walk around
    The last time I went to The Lanes was over twenty years ago. I was looking forward to going back and buying unique items. Well it’s changed a lot. Sadly, so many of the individual shops have shut down. Mainly larger national stores there now. Still interesting to walk around, just not the greatest shopping experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • hilary d
    London, United Kingdom776 contributions
    The Lanes 10.9.23
    We walked the lanes as part of my birthday trip to Brighton. We lokked in lots of vintage shops and then stopped for afternoon tea at the Flour pot cafe. The Lanes are the nicest part of Brighton!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • TravellerOxford
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom807 contributions
    An OK Wander
    In Brighton there are ‘two’ Lanes areas; The Lanes, immediately behind the seafront (see Google maps pic), and North Laine area slightly further North (!). (See pics). Both are within walking distance of the seafront. Both are better with good weather! PARKING If you are driving - either Trafalgar Street car park - North of North Laine or RCP Parking in between The Lanes & North Laine. Both are expensive. THE LANES The Lanes is as its name; lots of narrow lanes/alleyways with many jewellery shops, some upmarket clothes shops & galleries and stacks of eateries. For us, The Lanes seems to have lost its bohemian character with its upmarket redevelopment, but others might prefer this!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
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Nov 2023 • Friends
Great place to visit lots of great independent businesses
Some places can be pricey but quality is good
Lots of interesting characters
Written 28 November 2023
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TravellerOxford
Oxfordshire, UK807 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples

In Brighton there are ‘two’ Lanes areas; The Lanes, immediately behind the seafront (see Google maps pic), and North Laine area slightly further North (!). (See pics). Both are within walking distance of the seafront. Both are better with good weather!

PARKING
If you are driving - either Trafalgar Street car park - North of North Laine or RCP Parking in between The Lanes & North Laine. Both are expensive.

THE LANES
The Lanes is as its name; lots of narrow lanes/alleyways with many jewellery shops, some upmarket clothes shops & galleries and stacks of eateries. For us, The Lanes seems to have lost its bohemian character with its upmarket redevelopment, but others might prefer this!
Written 5 November 2023
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chrissieb94
Dorset, UK2,095 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A very quaint area of the town with narrow streets and alleyways. There are a variety of shops although the majority seemed to be jewellers and antique shops. We also found a selection of cafes, restaurants and galleries. Definitely worth checking out!
Written 31 October 2023
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Chris B
78 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The Lanes have so many shops and stalls that it is high on your to go to list! We had a great day there shopping and browsing. So many shops. It was great but also look at the exterior of the shops too.
Written 15 October 2023
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Tony F
Crawley, UK63 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
What has happened to Brighton? Used to love shopping, eating there, but not anymore. Even before we had exited the train station we were accosted by a junkie wanting money. The walk from the station to the Laines didn't get any better, dirty streets, vagrants in near enough door way. We love English's for lunch and as it was a lovely day we sat outside, but the whole day was spoilt by trying to bat away junkie beggars asking for drug money. 3 times this happened. We will not be returning to Brighton.
Written 11 October 2023
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KARL K
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Worth a visit to see some if the iconic film sites. Take a look in the independent boutique shops to find a bargain....
Written 10 October 2023
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,696 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We immersed ourselves in the lanes of Brighton and enjoyed a lovely experience walking through these charismatic areas. Shops and restaurants and bars provided plenty of choices in a relaxing environment
Written 15 September 2023
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hilary d
London, UK776 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
We walked the lanes as part of my birthday trip to Brighton.
We lokked in lots of vintage shops and then stopped for afternoon tea at the Flour pot cafe.

The Lanes are the nicest part of Brighton!
Written 13 September 2023
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Montreal, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay and the Lanes Hotel. The staff are exceptional and special thanks to Medima for helping us find the home of my wife's mother. It was a very special moment for both of us.
Written 3 September 2023
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Chascha Gölding
Lowestoft, UK8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
So much to look at with so many different shops where you can find anything. There’s so much variety and it’s like a shopper’s paradise. If you want to buy something, you’ll find it there! But it does get a bit dizzying after a while!
Written 24 August 2023
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