PLACES OF INTEREST IN BRIGHTON
Designed by the famous architect John Nash, the Royal Pavilion is an incredible and monumental architectural figure, easily the most recognisable image of Brighton. Construction on the pavilion began in 1815 under the orders of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, who desired to create a building of unsurpassed beauty and luxury in his favourite town of Brighton. Today the Royal Pavilion forms an integral part of Brighton's identity, and both the exquisite interior and the luscious outer grounds have to be seen to be believed!
A wealth of fun in the sun at the Brighton Pier attracts visitors from all over the world. Properly named the Palace Pier, this famous Victorian landmark offers fabulous fairground rides, the Palace of Fun arcade and numerous food stands that sell classic fairground fare from Brighton rock to candied apples to fresh, hot doughnuts dipped in sugar. A huge hit with people of all ages, Brighton Pier is a day out to remember!
Next to the Royal Pavilion is the Brighton Dome, formed from the riding stables that were constructed by the Prince Regent in the early 19th century. The beautiful Brighton Dome holds over 600 events per year that encompass all types of performances from music, comedy, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, film, and much, much more. Every May the Dome also produces the Brighton Festival, the biggest and boldest arts festival in the UK and internationally-renowned for its cutting-edge creativity. If you love culture and the arts, the Dome must not be missed!
An iconic section of the city, the North Laine provides a bohemian shopping experience for those who want more than can be found in high street shops. Located right in the heart of Brighton only a quick walk away from Brighton station, the North Laine offers over 300 unique shops selling everything from retro 1950's fashion to handmade jewellery to crafts of all kinds as well as art, comics, and even imported furniture. Stroll through the streets while enjoying some live jazz played by street musicians, take a break from shopping to sip a coffee in one of the many eclectic cafés and peruse one of the many independent booksellers. In the North Laine, there's something for every adventurous shopper!
For the ultimate high street experience, Brighton sleek, modern Churchill Square offers over 80 shops and department stores - including Topshop, Zara, Apple, BHS and Debenhams - making it a haven for all serious shoppers and the busiest place in Brighton. Found right in the heart of the city, just a few minutes' walk from Brighton station, Churchill Square is a popular destination for Brightonians and for visitors from miles around.