Brighton is a thriving beach side city that has been popular with visitors for centuries during all the seasons. It has a wide range of things to do, and combines rich history with vibrant modern activities. Whether you prefer the outdoors or indoors, relaxing or staying active – you will be spoiled for choice in Brighton.
Brighton is a very walk able city, and the Only in Brighton! tour company offers 90 minute walks with a qualified guide to introduce you to the history and places of interest that make Brighton so unique. If you prefer to ride a bike, cycling tours are also available with Grand Brighton Bike Tours. Follow your guide to Brighton’s most celebrated attractions on this 2.5 hour ride, available in a morning or afternoon session.
The Brighton Toy and Model Museum aims to “make childhood memories a reality”. It houses an extensive collection of toys, model trains, and memorabilia; this family-focused museum features over 10,000 items ranging from the 1860’s to modern times. Bring the family together for a day of wonder and nostalgia while viewing one of the world’s most impressive displays of toys and models.
For a unique experience, why not produce your own memorabilia at The Painting and Pottery café. Choose a piece of pottery, add your own paints and stencils, and have it glazed and fired. The finished product is ready for collection in 1-2 days, or can be posted. Those in a hurry can choose acrylic paints and take their masterpiece home the same day.
The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery has exhibits from ancient Egyptian artefacts to local memorabilia, and a great deal more. Featuring extensive permanent displays as well as temporary exhibitions, the interactive displays will keep people of all ages entertained and informed. Buy a History Pass to access reduced entry prices into the museum and the Royal Pavilion, and be introduced to some of the richest historical treasures in the country.
The Royal Pavilion was the palace of George IV, the Prince Regent, and is a sumptuous building with soaring architecture and a richly decorated interior. Original items of furniture and art, on loan from the Royal family, are displayed in this historic setting. Stop in the Royal Pavilion tearooms for refreshments, which overlook the gardens that have been faithfully restored to the beautiful Regency design.
Take in some drama at the Theatre Royal Brighton, one of the most venerable and respected theatres in Britain. Built in Regency style, the theatre has seen many common household names walk the stage with a wide and varied programme that caters to a wide range of audiences. Join in a backstage tour offered each Saturday morning, and look behind the scenes of this important dramatic institution.
There is so much more to do; including kayaking adventures, a vibrant night life, bustling markets, and quirky museums. In Brighton, you never need to be bored. Come visit Churchill Brighton, and experience these unique and captivating attractions for yourself this spring!