Brighton Holiday Homes & Management
The City of Brighton is often referred to as eclectic, cosmopolitan, bohemian and ‘artsy’ and we could not agree more. Brighton has maintained its popular destination city status for many years drawing visitors from across the country.
Brighton is world famous for its long, pebbled beach, frequented by locals year round and popular amongst visitors during the hot summer months. There are enough activities surrounding the beach to keep anyone entertained on a visit to this seaside resort.
The 200-year-old Brighton pier offers rides and attractions for all the family to enjoy including fan favourites, the teacups and the waltz. Kids enjoy heading to the sweetshop on the pier and purchasing their Brighton souvenir in the form of Brighton Rock – a stick shaped boiled sugar sweet famous in the UK’s seaside towns.
Opposite the pier is the world’s oldest aquarium, the Sea Life Centre, filled with an array of underwater creatures and below the pier and along the seafront are a number of bars and restaurants to delight beachgoers. With so much available on and around Brighton’s seafront, it is easy to see why this is such a popular place to visit.
Another of Brighton’s famous attractions that should never be missed are The Brighton Lanes, divided into the North and South Lanes.
The North Lanes
As you meander your way through the narrow streets you will notice that the North lanes are bright, effervescent and quirky. There is an eclectic mix of boutiques selling clothing, antiques and vintage goods, restaurants, known for providing vegan/vegetarian staples and a number of great pubs scattered along the way.
In the evenings, the Krater Comedy Club provides guests with plenty of entertainment with stand-up comedy and live music to enjoy.
The South Lanes
The South Lanes are more discreet in their appearance and more maze like in their location. They comprise a number of antique jewellery shops, quaint tea rooms and excellent restaurants gathered along the winding alleyways.
The atmosphere is quieter amongst the South Laines and visitors can easily get lost with all the twists, turns and tunnels that delight passers by.
The Royal Pavilion
If you walk East from the South Lanes, you will eventually come across the Royal Pavilion.
Originally built as a pleasure palace for King George IV, the Royal Pavilion is now a famous Landmark in Brighton’s City Centre. The palace was built in 1780 and was extended in 1815 to the Royal Pavilion that stands today. It passed down through a number of Royals and was eventually sold by Queen Victoria to the City of Brighton in 1850 for £50,000.
There have been a number of setbacks in the restoration of the building throughout the years which will inevitably continue, however, the City of Brighton has worked hard to restore the building to the original grandeur envisioned by King George IV back in the 1800’s.
The building is now a popular tourist attraction where visitors can walk through a number of rooms, including the royal bedrooms, the grand kitchen and the banqueting rooms.
Not only does Brighton have inner city beauty, its outskirts are just as picturesque.
The South Downs National Park is just a short distance from the city centre. Visitors can get to the downs quickly from Brighton and explore east or west along the rolling hills. Many visitors will pitch up for an afternoon picnic at the top of Devils Dyke and watch over as the sun lights up the valleys below.
Accessibility to London
As noted earlier, Brighton is just a short train ride away from London so for those guests staying for a longer trip, why not make a day trip to London to see the big city? In fact, our holiday let, The Preston [Link to The Preston], is located just 2 minutes away from Preston Park station and just an hour away from London!
Brighton is packed full of things to see and do and will certainly keep you busy on a trip to this bustling seaside city. Whatever you have planned, we are here to help you and make sure you experience Brighton as best you can. Give us a call at Simple Getaway today to find out what property will suit you best!