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Romantic Guide to Brighton

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Brighton is a beautiful small city, ideal for a romantic weekend away. It has so much to see and do to put you in the mood for love, and is a great place to explore on foot while soaking in the independent, creative flavour of the city, and enjoying the sea air.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller

9 Places

4 City Tips

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9 Places

North Laine

Neighbourhoods

Carluccio's - Brighton

Restaurants

Royal Pavilion

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Brighton Beach

Beaches

Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa

Spas

Duke of York's Picturehouse

Movie Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Brighton Wheel

Theme Parks

Riddle And Finns The Lanes

Restaurants

BYOC Brighton

Bars & Clubs

Skyanokhi's City Tips

  • As Brighton is by the sea, it's rather windy, and some streets act as wind tunnels so expect your hair to be blown about a fair bit!
  • The hop on hop off bus services are great if you want to cover more ground in one day - even locals use them.
  • My recommended mode of transport around Brighton is on foot, that way you get to discover more hidden gems along the way.
  • There is a taxi rank directly outside the train station, and the seafront is less than a 10-minute trip away.
  • North Laine
    Neighbourhoods
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    The North Laines are located south of Brighton train station, and a fabulous way to start your day together. Avoid the main road by ambling through the Laines, taking in the myriad cafes, independent shops, and quirky galleries as you go. The multi-coloured buildings and Bohemian vibe are quintessentially Brightonian, and envelope you in the spirit of the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is a street market here every Saturday.
    • I try to window shop on the way to the seafront, and then actually buy on the way home, to avoid carrying too much around with me.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kooky and cool. 15/11/2018
    • Wonderful 12/11/2018
    • North Laine
    Address:
    Between Church Street and Trafalgar Street
    Brighton
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 683666
    Other:
  • Carluccio's - Brighton
    Restaurants (Italian, Soups)
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    Swing by Carluccio's and pick up a picnic for two to share later, on either Hove Lawns or on the beach. They provide delicious options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, and their very generous selection of picnic treats includes starters, mains, and desserts (that would easily feed four), packed away in a cute hamper. Don't miss the chocolate bar treat!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Pre-order the picnic so it is ready and waiting for you. 24 hours is enough notice.
    • The picnic does not include drinks.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #301 of 1,013 restaurants in Brighton
    • A Friday Lunchtime Meal 12/11/2018
    • Rapidly becoming the best choice in brighton 26/10/2018
    • Carluccio's - Brighton
    Address:
    1 Jubilee Street
    Brighton BN1 1GE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 690493
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$26
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 22:30
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 23:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Royal Pavilion
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    No trip to Brighton is complete without a stroll around the grounds of the Royal Pavilion. On your way to the sea, wander hand-in-hand through the gardens of the Royal Pavilion and admire the breathtakingly ornate architecture by John Nash, inspired by his time in India. Plus, there's a romantic tale behind this place: The Prince Regent built the Pavilion, in part, to avoid the prying eyes of the Royal Court, so that he could enjoy liaisons with Maria Fitzherbert - his long term mistress, whom he secretly married!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The gardens are crowded at lunch time with picnickers, so go earlier in the day.
    • Its also beautiful when up lit at night.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow! 13/11/2018
    • Very interesting place to visit. 13/11/2018
    • Royal Pavilion
    Address:
    4/5 Pavilion Buildings
    Pavilion Gardens
    Brighton BN1 1EE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 290900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Brighton Beach
    Beaches
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    Continue down the pebble beach towards 'Hove Lawns', and pass the iconic coloured beach huts to the bandstand, one of the most romantic spots in town, and a favourite place for people to get married or engaged. You will also pass the 'fishing quarter' and 'artists' quarter' along the way, so make sure you leave time to browse the local art and souvenirs on display in the former fisherman's arches.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go early in the morning to avoid crowds.
    • In the summer the sun is much stronger by the sea - remember your sun cream!
    • The bandstand is a perfect location for a picnic too.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 113 things to do in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not worth the visit 15/11/2018
    • Anniversary trip.. 13/11/2018
    • Brighton Beach
  • Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa
    Spas
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    If you are feeling in need of a little tranquility after exploring the streets and beach, head to the Little Jasmine Spa. The couples massages are tailored to your needs, the service is impeccable, and it is an oasis of calm in the centre of the city. A taste of true luxury!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Book in advance for a couples massage.
    • As an added extra you can use the sauna too.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 50 Spas & Wellness in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fabulous massage 01/11/2018
    • Very welcoming 01/11/2018
    • Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa
    Address:
    14 New Road
    1st And 2nd Floor
    Brighton BN1 1UF
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 911500
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Duke of York's Picturehouse
    Movie Theatres, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Skyanokhi Says:

    Reportedly the oldest cinema in the UK, and certainly one of the very best. Snuggle up in the back row with your loved one and watch an art house flick or blockbuster movie in style here. Comfy seats come as standard, with love seats on the balcony available for a little extra. This is what a cinema should be: fantastically curated listings; great bar snacks, coffee, and alcohol, served by engaging helpful staff; and a delightful Art Deco style frontage. This place has soul, and makes a refreshing change from the mainstream cinema experience.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • In the summer they offer open air screenings in Preston Park.
    • Sample the selection of cakes!
    • If you visit Brighton often, they have great membership offers.
    • A great rainy day option.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 34 Sights & Landmarks in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best cinema in Brighton 12/11/2018
    • Cool little cinema 23/10/2018
    • Duke of York's Picturehouse
    Address:
    Preston Circus
    Brighton BN1 4NA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 871 902 5728
    Other:
  • Brighton Wheel
    Theme Parks
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    The Brighton Wheel on the seafront offers VIP pods with tinted windows and champagne for a romantic ride to see the views over Brighton. A must for a sunny day, or book a sunset voyage and watch the city light up!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book online in advance for a discount!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Brighton
    • It was great attraction however is not there anymore 19/08/2017
    • Nice wheel on the beach 21/04/2017
    • Brighton Wheel
    Address:
    Madeira Drive
    Brighton BN2 1EN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 722822
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 - 20:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 23:00
  • Riddle And Finns The Lanes
    Restaurants (Seafood, British)
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    This is a must-visit oyster and champagne bar in the Laines, complete with Victorian tiles and candelabras. They also have a restaurant under the arches on the seafront, so you can enjoy a romantic evening watching the sun setting over the south coast! The food is beautifully presented (almost too pretty to eat) and delicious, while the staff are very friendly and knowledgable too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Best seat in the house is upstairs by the open windows overlooking the beach - book in advance.
    • Try the squid and seafood risotto.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 1,013 restaurants in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best fish and seafood restaurant in Brighton 14/11/2018
    • Seafood delight 13/11/2018
    • Riddle And Finns The Lanes
    Address:
    12B Meeting House Lane
    Brighton BN1 1HB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1273 721667
    Price range:
    US$16 - US$78
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    12:00 - 22:00
    Sat
    11:30 - 23:00
    Other:
  • BYOC Brighton
    Bars & Clubs
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    Skyanokhi Says:

    Fancy something off the beaten path? In a secret spot, hidden in the basement of ‘Juice People’, you will find BYOC (Bring Your Own Cocktail). The concept of this bar is simple - bring a spirit of your choice and their in-house mixologists will bring their antique drinks trolley to your table and make bespoke cocktails tailored to your individual tastes. There is no menu here, and you'll feel as though you were in an underground prohibition venue amid its vintage decor and candlelight. Share a kiss in the shadows with your loved one and get creative with your alcoholic inventions. I only wish every city had a BYOC!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You pay a fee on the door, which covers all mixers, garnishes etc. There are no other costs involved.
    • Book in advance at weekends.
    • Ask the mixologists advice if you are unsure what flavours will work together.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 129 Nightlife in Brighton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent birthday treat 30/10/2018
    • WORST PLACE EVER TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY - DISGUSTING COCKTAILS 26/10/2018
    • BYOC Brighton
    Address:
    41 Meeting House Lane
    Brighton BN1 1HB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 3441 2424
    Price range:
    US$42 - US$42
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    18:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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