Unique Gifts and Things To Do in Brighton and HoveSet against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs National Park, Brighton’s reputation as a fashionable seaside resort stems back to the Georgian era, when the Prince Regent (later to become King George IV), decided to build himself a holiday home here…the iconic oriental-themed Royal Pavilion still stands proudly within the city centre and continues to attract around 400,000 visitors per year. If it is history that you are interested in, then why not take a guided tour through the city’s narrow lanes and passages to uncover the secrets of its Georgian and Victorian heritage. Or perhaps you’d rather see things from a unique bird’s eye view, with a flight on the city’s newest attraction - the British Airways i360 - the World’s tallest moving observation tower.
If you are looking for something a little more alternative to do, then Brighton is the place for you. As a city heavily influenced by art and fashion, there is something to pique the interest of everyone. Take some time to explore the diverse range of graffiti artwork and discover Brighton’s very own Banksy mural in the quirky North Laines area, or head down the cobbled streets for a fantastic foodie experience in one of the many independent cafes and coffee shops before visiting a vintage clothing store or two.
Like most of the South Coast, Brighton and Hove experiences more sunshine than much of the UK, and on those warm summer days you can find its promenade packed with quirky street performers, and its pebble beaches crammed with people enjoying a cold beverage or listening to a live band at one of the many trendy pubs and bars. Of course, for any visitor to Brighton, the Pier is a “must” on the list of top things to do…whether you decide to brave a rollercoaster over the sea, or simply tuck into some of Brighton’s famous fish and chips, there are plenty of activities for all the family. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, then head west along the shingle beachfront towards Hove, where you’ll find families barbequing outside their colourful timber beach huts or heading out into the water for a spot of Kayaking, Windsurfing or Paddleboarding.
Travelling slightly further a-field and out of the cosmopolitan hubbub, the surrounding towns and villages of East Sussex provide a whole host of adventure activities to excite and inspire. Whether you head to Tunbridge Wells for a Rock Climbing Lesson, Camber Sands for some Kitesurfing, or Hailsham for a Quad Biking adventure, we have an experience gift to suit all.
A hive of activity, Brighton has much to offer, so whether you are visiting for a weekend break or live locally and are looking for a new experience day out for loved ones, this city has it all.