The best 10 things to do in Brighton this summer

Now that the lockdown restrictions are lifting, it is time for Brighton to come to life again. The coastal city with great outdoor restaurants, bars, and pubs, Brighton museums, the Palace Pier are all waiting to revive the city life. We are rounding up 10 things for you to do in Brighton this summer!

1. Devil’s Dyke Hike

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This is the perfect weather for you to go on a hike around Devil’s Dyke, in the sprawling South Downs. It is also great for dog- walking and mini- picnics and is also a beautiful spot for sunsets.

2. Explore the iconic Brighton Palace Pier

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It is time for you to visit the Brighton Palace Pier, enjoy the beautiful beachside, have fun on the rides, bars, and restaurants surrounding it or just take beautiful beach walks. It is also a great place to binge-eat on fish and chips. But beware f the seagulls.

3. The North Laines

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The North Laines give a distinct character to Brighton. They are known for vintage shops, superb independent cafes, emporiums, book shops and bars, and beautiful art galleries. It is a maze of different roads but wandering in these lanes is the best way to spend an afternoon in Brighton.

4. The Royal Pavilion

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This is a must-visit while you are in Brighton. The architecture is Indian and Chinese inspired and was once a holiday home for George, Prince of Wales. Now it is a spot for tourists who visit the beautiful museums and art galleries and the lawns that are sprawling over a vast area and are perfect for a lazy afternoon.

5. British Airways i360

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This 150- meter observation tower is an impressive one and gives you beautiful views of all of Brighton, South Downs, and the English Channel. It also has an in-house souvenir shop that sells unique merchandise and also supports local artists of Brighton and fair trade products.

6. Open Market

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The Brighton Open Market is a covered market that hosts various independent shops, street food stalls, and art studios. It is a go-to place for homemade, gourmet things and supporting local food shops and independent food outlets.

7. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

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Since Brighton is a cultural center, it is a must to visit the beautiful museums and art galleries. The museum is the best way to immerse yourself in the history and art of Brighton. Its galleries are worth strolling.

8. Sea Life Brighton

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The Sealife Brighton is the world’s oldest operating aquarium. It is populated with beautiful stingrays’ starfish and many other varieties of fish and marine life. It also has a coral reef and a lagoon where you can actually touch the starfish.

9. Brighton Toy and Model Museum

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Source: Days Out Guide

The Brighton Toy Museum is over 100 years old. And who doesn’t love taking a trip back to their childhood? They have more than 10,000 items on display that transport you to the time of arcade games, model railways, Dinky cars, and so much more.

10. Brighton Dome

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The Brighton Dome is the perfect place for you to catch a program of classical music, dance, theatre, and poetry. It is right next to the Royal Pavilion.

And after all of that, why not finish your day off with food from one of Brighton’s best restaurants? 

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