PLACES OF INTEREST IN HOVE
The Old Market
The Old Market - or TOM - is one of the best performance venues in Brighton and Hove, offering an amazing variety of shows from music, comedy and fantastic theatre from local and international performers in a welcoming environment. TOM is also proud to keep ticket prices low so that everyone can enjoy the best comedians, bands and theatre groups that can be seen in Brighton.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
For a fabulous day out, visit Hove Museum and Art Gallery and step into a world of cinema, toys, fine art and local history. This family-friendly museum has an incredible range of exhibitions on display, including a nationally-recognised collection of crafts. Both children and adults will be fascinated by the Wizard’s Attic, which features hundreds of toys from the last two centuries, including teddy bears, dolls, mechanical toys and trains, and show visitors how life was different - and similar - for young children in different centuries. Before moving on to the art gallery, stop by the Hove Museum Tearoom for a hot lunch or a cup of tea and slice of cake. Admission is free.
Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT)
A unique venue in Brighton and Hove, the Brighton Open Air Theatre, or BOAT, offers a one-of-a-kind location where audiences can stretch out with a picnic lunch and watch the performance on the lawned stage. This amazing seasonal venue operates from May to September, hosting a wide range of performances by local artists, including music, debate, film, theatre, spoken word, public talks, and much more.
Hove Park is one of Brighton and Hove’s finest parks, featuring nearly forty acres of lawns, gardens, trees and recreational facilities that are popular with locals and visitors alike who want to enjoy a gorgeous day outdoors. The park offers something for everyone, and the facilities include a large, fenced-in playground, several tennis courts, football pitch, basketball court, bowling green and a climbing boulder. The park has its own café where visitors can enjoy a hot coffee or ice cream throughout the year. Hove Park also has several interesting features. In the southwest corner can be found the Goldstone, a giant sarsen that legend states was thrown here by the devil as he carved out the massive Devil’s Dyke. In the northern half of the park a fascinating stone sculpture by Chris Drury, called Fingermaze, can be viewed.
Hove Lagoon is a popular spot for local families and watersports enthusiasts during the warmer months. The watersports centre is one of the best in the UK, and offers lessons and equipment rentals for windsurfing, sailing, wakeboarding, kayaking and paddleboarding. Adult and children alike will love the thrill of learning a new sport on the water! Tuition includes equipment rentals and wetsuits. The lagoon also features an extensive playground and paddling pool for the little ones. Adults can get a cold drink and ice cream from the café to enjoy while the children play.