Brighton is synonymous with quirky and cool, and no trip to this seaside town is complete without trying at least one of these unique things. All of which are very different from your usual trip to pier, and fish and chips at the beach. Here are some recommendations of the more unusual side of Brighton:

1. Beach Box Spa 

Brighton Beach Box Spa

The beach box spa experience is a unique one as it is a part-sauna and a part-socialising wellness centre. It has a wood-fired spa and offers a sauna as well as body- treatments, ice baths and leaf whisks. They have Leil and Loonah horsebox Saunas, and an amazing 12-seater Lotta Sauna (which means ‘free spirit’) with direct sea views. There’s also the chilled Urban Icetribe tub, cool plunge pool, enamel bath and freshwater showers to try if you’re looking for something cooler too.

You can get 45 mins sauna time from just £12.50 (£6.25 for members), which is all it takes to feel like a whole new person and doing something a little different in Brighton.

Address: Beach Box Spa, Banjo Groyne, 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN.

2. Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures

Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures
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According to its website, Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures is a fun, and exciting group game, described as a cross between Crystal Maze and I am a Celeb. This means it will be full of challenges, and you must solve puzzles to reach the next level in a time-bound environment. The best part about this experience is the actor guides who are skilled enough to take people into this fictional world and stay true to the character they are performing.

Address: Crowhurst Road, Sussex House, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Brighton, BN1 8AF

3. Upside Down House

Upside down house Brighton
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Upside Down House in Brighton is UKs first upside-down experience. It is a must-see in Brighton and gives your head a spin. You can take some fantastic pictures to get Instagram attention or just for fun, walking on the ceiling or doing a headstand, which is an inverted standing posture. The staff are also helpful and suggest different poses for photos. This is a favourite among children and adults, and the tickets are cost-friendly, so you must visit this!

Upside Down House Brighton have also introduced Happy Hour, discounting tickets by 20% at the ticket office. The offer is valid weekday mornings during term time only.

Address: 42-43 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 2LN

4. Ghost Walk of The Lanes

Ghost walks Brighton
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Ghost Walk of The Lanes is a quirky, rather spooky experience. You can explore and get to know more about Brighton’s iconic lanes and its rich history, including murders, ghosts, and some Jack- Ripper references. The tour guide is an expert actor and a storyteller who dresses in full Victorian style and takes you on a tour of 8 haunted houses, which lasts around 70 minutes.

Address: Druids Head Pub, 9 Brighton Pl, Brighton, BN1 1HJ

5. Laugh Alive & Love Chocolate

unique things to do in Brighton
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Laugh Alive & Love Chocolate is an events company that combines humour and chocolate; what a fantastic combination. They host three sessions; laughter gym, an hour session of exercises and workouts built around laughter yoga, a chocolate-making workshop, and then combining them in the ultimate Chocolate Chuckles event. It is a fun and quirky way to spend time in Brighton and is also famous for kitty-parties or other parties.

6. The Old Police Cells Museum

Old police cells museum Brighton
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The Old Police Cells is situated in the basement of Brighton Town Hall. It is a unique museum that offers guided tours for visitors to learn about Brighton’s historic criminal activities and cases. There is also a true story about Chief Constable, who was murdered in the cells in 1844. The tours are free and are only on weekdays.

Address: Town Hall, Brighton BN1 1JA, UK

7. GOVR Café

GOVR Brighton
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GOVR Cafe is Brighton’s first and only virtual reality café. It guarantees you never seen before virtual reality. It has loads of single and multi-player games, very popular among the locals, to battle zombies or participate in some virtual car races. It also has excellent artisanal coffee, and the staff are both welcoming and informative. You are guaranteed an exciting experience here for sure.

Address: First floor, 114-115 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JG, UK

8. Visit a pet cemetery 

Brighton and Hove
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When you are in Brighton, you can go and pay your respects to the pets. This cemetery is situated in a garden behind Preston Manor and was created in the 19th century. It is worth a tour, and you can see the graves of 16 dogs and four cats, which led a beautiful life in the Manor. Individual headstones commemorate them. The graveyard is still in use by the city council and is used as a resting place for animals working in the city council/

Address: Preston Manor, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6SD

9. Visit Brighton Naturist Beach 

Brighton Naturist Beach
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You should visit this beach if you want to let yourself go all out in Brighton. It is the first public naturist beach in the UK, and it is also one of the most accessible ones. It is a pebbled beach, and people love their clothing-free experience, plus there is no entry fee.

Address: Black Rock Madeira Drive, Brighton England