If it’s a fine day you can visit the beach with its Victorian Pier, lined with excitement. Ride the pier funfair’s landmark helter-skelter, or the ‘Super Booster’ - if you dare! Arcades, souvenir shops and cafés are open from 0900.
Right next to the pier is Brighton Sealife Centre - the world’s oldest operating aquarium - with 150 marine species and 57 displays! Watch sharks and turtle feeding presentations, and hand-feed the rays! See some of the world’s most fascinating creatures - from cuttlefish to crabs to sea urchins, and experience the ‘Serpents of the Sea’ attraction!
The Volk’s Electric Railway - the oldest electrified railway in the country - gives its passengers an historic seafront ride that many Victorian visitors enjoyed! There are also many Victorian exhibits in Brighton Toy & Model Museum, the entrance to which is tucked away under Brighton Station railway arch in Trafalgar Street. There are over 10,000 exhibits and a fantastic shop selling new and second-hand models.
Alternatively, why not visit the famous Royal Pavilion, where Indian architecture contrasts with interiors inspired by China in this breathtaking Regency palace? See the spectacular lotus-shaped lanterns and the chandelier held by a dragon! Also in the Pavilion is the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, entry is free. There you can explore the world of Art Nouveau, fashion and style through the ages, three galleries of fine art and more.
If you prefer shopping, the Churchill Square shopping centre is served by Route 273. Visit Brighton’s exclusive department stores, or explore the boutiques in the famous ‘Lanes’, where fashions ancient and modern can be bought, along with all manner of bric-a-brac, antiques, books and bargains. There are also plenty of cafés where you can grab a bite to eat.
Innovative entertainment events are the norm here, and the nightlife in the city is vibrant. Brighton has something for everyone, all year! Go to www.visitbrighton.com for details.