Brighton is in the south of England, around an hour's drive directly south from London. Its coastal location, relaxed atmosphere and pebbly beach make it a popular spot for holidaymakers. There is plenty of life, shopping and attractions in the town, earning it the moniker 'Little London' or 'London-on-the-sea'. With a nearby airport and many hotels to choose from, arranging your Brighton holidays couldn't be simpler.
The best time of year to visit Brighton is without a doubt the summer months of June to August. The weather is warm so you can hit the beach, and the days are long, allowing for warm evening strolls along the waterfront parades. During the spring, autumn and winter months, temperatures are colder and it can get quite windy on the coast. Brighton's nearest airport is London Gatwick, which is a thirty minute train ride away. Getting around the town is easy by foot, bicycle or bus.
There are two Brighton piers but one is rather more lively than the other. The main pier is Brighton Pier, which features an arcade and fairground rides. The other is called the West Pier, and is unfortunately now just a shell of its former self due to a fire which took place there. The Brighton Pavilion is an ornate former royal residence which dates back to the eighteenth century and is a popular attraction with visitors to the town.
If you enjoy live music and theatre, try the Brighton Dome, Concorde 2 and The Green Door Store to see some stage shows and band performances on your Brighton holidays. There are also a number of high quality restaurants in Brighton catering to a variety of budgets and tastes.