The BrmmBrmm Motoring Guide to Brighton
Nestling between the south coast and the hills of the South Downs you will find Brighton – big, colourful, and bursting with energy. Brighton is said to be the most enchanting, exciting and extraordinary seaside town in Britain and has been reported to be a place to head to if you love life! Also known as “London by the Sea”, it is not hard to see why, with its vibrant nightlife and stuccoed terraces and an air of sophistication that comes from having a large commuting population of lawyers, actors and other professionals. It has an annual arts festival and its two universities add to the buzz.
The Royal Pavilion is one of the best known architectural marvels in Brighton closely followed by the two piers, but there is so much more to see. Such as the Marina which has moorings for 200 boats and a harbourside boasting numerous restaurants and cafes, apartments, leisure facilities, outlet shopping and the 100 year old Volks electric railway that still runs along the sea shore today.
While in the area, it is worth making time to visit some of Brighton’s “city villages” such as Hove – with a stunning beach front, colourful beach huts & Regency architecture. Rottingdean is also worth a wander around – a quintessentially English village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians and is even mentioned in the Domesday book. Today it has an eclectic range of shops, boutiques, galleries and tea rooms to while away the hours.
The Brighton area definitely has its own unique character, providing a buzz and sense of vitality that is second to none. Perhaps due to the mix of tourists, foreign-language students, the general student population of the college and two universities and the thriving gay community. It is certainly a city that will put a smile on your face.