Brighton is an attractive seaside resort in England. It is situated in East Sussex county and on the southern part of London. Brighton features a maritime climate but summers tend to be cooler than other cities in south Britain because of the sea breeze. Book a cheap hotel in advance because summers are usually packed with tourists. Choose from a wide range of cheap hotels online.
Brighton used to be a sleepy fishing village called Brighthelmstone. The city gained recognition when Dr. Richard Russell started to prescribe seawater to his patients and advocated bathing in the sea in 1750. Brighton continued to flourish when the Prince of Wales established the Royal Pavilion in the 19th century and railways were developed around 1840.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Witness the second largest arts festival in the United Kingdom, the Brighton Festival, which is held every month of May. This huge event features a Children's Parade, amazing firework displays, live music, visual arts exhibits and other outdoor shows. If you missed this annual arts extravaganza, you can always check out the excellent exhibits at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History and Brighton Toy Museum. If you are looking for a place to shop and have fun, then make sure to head down to Brighton Pier. Just a few steps away from that is the surfer's paradise Brighton Beach.
Brighton is a bicycle-friendly city because of the numerous bike paths, but the hilly terrains can easily tire you. Taxis are easy to find, but they are expensive. Buses are efficient and more affordable.