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A Guide to Brighton

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Best Bar
: Located in Brighton’s boutique quarter, Madame Geisha’s hosts an excellent tea house, restaurant, late bar and lounge, and private karaoke in a very unique venue.

Best Restaurant: Fishy Fishy - a seafood brasserie offering diners a relaxed atmosphere with fresh, local produce on the menu.

Best Shopping: Famous for their decadent and extravagant chocolates and cakes, Choccywoccydoodah will make every chocolate lover’s trip to Brighton.

Best Kept Secret: Devil’s Dyke is the largest chalkland dry combe in Britain. Here you will find the best views of the city and out to the sea.

Brighton City Guide

Brighton is a real British treasure that offers visitors a city bursting with exciting things to do and a nightlife that is often considered unrivalled. Whether you are headed to Brighton for a family holiday by the sea, or for a ‘legendary’ night out (Brighton is also a top destination for stags and hens), this city is the number one stop for beauty, culture, and excitement!

Start DateEnd DateEventVenue and distance
from Jurys Inn Brighton
4 September14 September

Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival

Celebration of the best food and drink to be found in the city and wider Sussex area, with producers, restaurants, pubs, bars, retailers and markets all involved.

See full list of events

Various venues

20 September

The Color Run - Brighton

Running event billed as The Happiest 5k on the Planet sees participants run 5k and get doused in coloured powder at each kilometer.

Various venues

8 October12 October

Brighton Fashion Week 2014

South coast's five-day fashion event.

Various venues

10 October25 October

Brighton Comedy Festival

UK's premier comedy performance event includes stand-up, theatre, sketches, improvisation and children's performances.

Various venues

Jurys Inn Brighton value sustainable food in the city - we have therefore picked out our top 3 mouth-watering restaurants that are a part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association:

The Chilli Pickle- looking out on Brighton's cultural quarter this restaurant creates and serves Indian food the way it should be, joining regional specialties in unexpected combinations.

Carluccio's - provides great quality, authentic Italian food at sensible prices in an informal but excellent atmosphere & service.

Las Iguanas- a fusion of native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and African influences.

Ambience Gallery

In the heart of Brighton's historic lanes is a new style of gallery selling the very best works from Europe’s leading publisher, Washington Green. Ambience Gallery offers a welcoming environment with knowledgeable and friendly staff, ready to guide visitors in finding the perfect piece of art.

Located on Meeting House Lane, Ambience Gallery is just a short 15 minute walk from Jurys Inn Brighton.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Dynamic and innovative, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect stop for those hoping to soak up some culture in this exciting and diverse city. Located in the Royal Pavilion Gardens in Brighton’s cultural quarter, the museum and gallery offers a wide range of exciting exhibits and “rich” collections to explore- we particularly like the Fashion & Style Gallery displaying fashions from the Regency period to modern day!

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a 15 minute walk from our Brighton hotel and is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am -5pm with free admission.

St Paul's Church

Constructed in 1846-48 in Gothic Style, St Paul’s Church is one of the most impressive (incredibly beautiful) Victorian Churches in Brighton. St Paul’s is very welcoming of all visitors and can be located on West Street, just a 15 Minute walk from Jurys Inn Brighton.

Brighton Fishing Museum

Located in the fishing quarter, which is bustling with fishing activity and fresh produce, the Brighton Fishing Museum is the perfect place to learn more of Brighton’s rich heritage as a key seaside town! This seafront museum depicts the unique and interesting history of the fishing industry and community, as well as its development into a prime seaside destination for visitors.

Admission is free and the museum is open every day roughly between 9am – 6pm depending on season. Located on Kings Road, the Brighton Fishing Museum is an 18 minute walk from our hotel.

Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is a spectacular seaside ‘pleasure palace’ which was built for the Prince Regent, and embodies all that was fashionable in Regency society! This extravagant ‘pleasure palace’ is a distinctive Brighton and Hove landmark and without a doubt one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles, making it a must-see Brighton attraction.

The Royal Pavilion is open roughly between10am and 5.30pm depending on season. Admission costs £10.50 for adults and £5.90 for children with family tickets available. Situated next to Brighton Dome, the Royal Pavilion is a short 15 minute walk from Jurys Inn.

Booth Museum of Natural History

The Booth Museum of Natural History offers a fantastic day out for all. With over half a million specimens, natural history literature and data extending back over three centuries housed in this museum, there is plenty to explore! The museum offers a plethora of displays, activities and exhibitions, which include hundreds of British birds displayed in recreated natural settings as well as butterflies, skeletons, a whale and dinosaur bones.

The Booth Museum of Natural History is closed on Thursdays and open Friday to Wednesday 10am- 5pm with reduced hours on Sunday. The museum offers free admission and is a leisurely 20 minute walk from our Brighton hotel.

Kipling Gardens, Rottingdean

Named after the village's most famous resident "Jungle Book" writer Rudyard Kipling, these tranquil gardens are the perfect place escape to. Considered one of the best parks in England and Wales, the Kipling Gardens are utterly stunning and include a Rose Garden, Herb Garden and Wild Garden.

The gardens are open seven days a week and are free entry. Rottingdean is a 15 minute drive from Brighton or a 30 minute bus journey.

Sea Life Brighton

Combining the splendour of rich Victorian architecture and with over 150 species and 57 displays, a visit to Sea Life Brighton will be enjoyed by the whole family. Featuring one of the longest underwater tunnels in England, watch in amazement as giant turtles and sharks glide above you!

Sea Life Brighton also offers a glass bottom boat ride (it is the first aquarium in the UK to do so), as well as running a great ‘behind the scenes’ tour which includes an interactive rockpool experience. It is also worth checking out the feeding times and talks to get the most of your Sea Life experience.

Sea Life Brighton is open 10am-6pm every day with last admissions at 5pm. Prices vary depending on whether you buy on the door or online, as well as how many people are in your group- take a look at entry prices here.

Brighton Sea Life is a 22 minute walk from Jurys Inn Brighton.

Preston Manor

Explore more than twenty rooms in this delightful old manor house dating back to 1250. The grand décor and original exhibits transport you back in time to Edwardian living. Preston Manor also has beautiful walled gardens to discover as well as a fascinating pets' cemetery.

The Manor is open April to September on Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am – 5pm, with reduced hours on Sundays. Admission costs £6.20 for adults and £3.30 for children. Preston Manor is a leisurely 23 minute walk from Jurys Inn and sits next to the beautiful Preston Park.

Brighton Toy and Model Museum

The Museum is an Aladdin's cave of the finest toys and models, situated under Brighton Station. This ‘treasure trove’ museum specialises in collections of model trains from the 1860s to the present day.

Alongside model trains, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum houses mechanical toys and models; dolls house furniture, puppets and theatres, as well as social, educational and domestic artefacts which date back to the 1790s.

The museum opens Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm (Saturday opens an hour later) with last admissions at 4pm. Admission costs £4.50 per adult, £3.50 per child (ages 4-14) or a family ticket (two adults and two children) for £12.50. It is a short 6 minute walk from Jurys Inn Brighton to the Toy and Model Museum.

Volks Railway

Volks Railway is Britain's oldest electric railway built in 1883, and remains today an iconic Brighton attraction that is a must-see for visitors. The railway runs for one and a quarter miles along the top of the beach from the Aquarium Station (near Brighton Pier) right down to the Marina. The trains run every 15 minutes and cost £2.70 for an adult and £1.60 for children. There is a cafe and toilets opposite the Aquarium Station and public toilets at the Marina Station.

Volks Railway is open Easter to September, and trains start around 10.15am with the last train at around 5pm, both times vary (by about an hour) depending on the day of the week. The Aquarium Station is around a 30 minute walk from our Brighton hotel.

Brighton Pier

Brighton's famous pier includes an array of fun activities for all. Whether you love arcade games, enjoy thrill rides (Super Booster and the Booster), or simply want to get stuck in with dodgems, the pier is the perfect day out by the sea. Brighton Pier also offers a range of bustling bars and takeaways, as well as the Palm Court restaurant for those wanting a sit down meal.

This iconic attraction is guaranteed fun for all ages and is not to be missed! However, opening times vary depending on the activity, are weather permitting and may be subject to slight variations. Don’t let this deter you from visiting the pier as there are plenty of attractions nearby, as well as only being a short 23 minute walk from Jurys Inn Brighton.

The Lanes

Brighton historic quarter’s ‘The Lanes’ are a twisting maze of narrow alleyways situated in the heart of the old fishing town. The Lanes are bursting at the seams with a mixture of beautiful independent boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, bistros, and pubs making it the perfect day out for those who want to soak up some architectural heritage and enjoy a unique shopping experience!

The Lanes (boarded by West Street and North Street) is a brief 15 minute walk from our Brighton hotel.

Experience Days

Experience Days is one fo the UKs leading extreme sports specialists, perfect for that unforgettable experience with friends or family. Bungee jumping in Brighton lets you see the lovely sights from a different angle! 

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