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Brighton’s bustling seafront promenade is packed with iconic buildings such as the world-famous Brighton Pier, and the Grand and Hilton Brighton Metropole hotels. Attractions include SEA LIFE – the World’s oldest operating aquarium – and the Fishing quarter in the beachfront arches featuring the fishing museum, art galleries, clubs, bars and restaurants.


Attractions Brighton Pier


The famous Brighton Pier is one of the UK’s most popular visitor destinations and is over-flowing with fun! From the latest video games in the Palace of Fun to thrilling fairground rides for all ages, there really is something for everyone. Tuck into the best fish and chips in the city at the Palm Court restaurant, then pull up a free deckchair and watch the world go by. Bliss!


Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1TW • Map ref: C6 01273 609 361 • www.brightonpier.co.uk


City Sightseeing


Hop on the City Sightseeing open top bus from Brighton station or Brighton Pier, and enjoy a birds eye view of Brighton. From the seafront and Regency squares to the city centre and Marina, the fascinating (and fun!) commentary is all-new for 2012.


Join the tour from any City Sightseeing stop including just to the west of Brighton Pier • Map ref: C5 01273 886 200 • www.city-sightseeing. com/tour-brighton


SEA LIFE Brighton


Take a journey 20,000 leagues under the sea at SEA LIFE Brighton. Featuring a number of themed areas and attractions including the elegant Victorian arcade, the shark-infested tropical reef, Amazonian mirror maze, and two new features for 2012: a Behind-the-Scenes tour and the funky Jellyfish Disco.


Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TB • Map ref: D6 01273 604 234 • www.visitsealife.com/Brighton


Hotels


Hilton Brighton Metropole The Hilton is the largest hotel on the south coast, featuring over 200 rooms and suites, 28 meeting rooms and 9 exhibition halls. Enjoy drinks in the Metropole Lounge Bar or dine in style at the Windsor Restaurant. The hotel also offers a gym, swimming pool and spa treatments.


Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FU • Map ref: D4 01273 775 432 • www.hilton.co.uk/brightonmet


The Grand


More than a hotel; The Grand is an institution, an iconic piece of British history, perched contentedly at the centre of one of the most famous seafronts in the world. There is nothing boutique here; this is opulent splendour, style and service from another age. The King’s Restaurant is one of the best dining rooms in the city.


97-99 King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2FW • Map ref: D4 01273 224 300 • www.devere-hotels.co.uk


The Oriental


Located just off Brighton seafront, The Oriental is under-stated yet bursting with character. Recently refurbished, this AA 4 * Highly Commended Grade II* Listed Regency guesthouse has a refreshing view on design and service.


9 Oriental Place. Brighton BN1 2LJ Map ref: E3 • 01273 205 050 • www.orientalbrighton.co.uk


Thistle Brighton


Offering 210 air-conditioned bedrooms, including Deluxe rooms and a Penthouse Suite, many with wonderful views over the sea, Thistle Brighton is one of the city’s largest 4 star properties. Offering a vast atrium bar and restaurant with seaviews, a host of meeting and event spaces, and the recently refurbished Otium health club and pool, its also perfectly located for all the main shopping and attraction areas.


King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2GS • Map ref: D5 0871 376 9041 • www.thistle.com


Choose from the best of the high street at Churchill Square. The city’s mall features many leading brands including Apple, Hollister, Urban Outfitters, Zara, Next, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, Levis, Disney and more, alongside extensive fast dining options and the largest city centre car parking facilities.


churchill square


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kemp town


Bustling St James Street is the heart of bohemian Kemp Town.


Featuring shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and bars, the area is also the home of the city’s huge gay scene. The shopping area extends way beyond the junction of Rock Gardens so keep walking to enjoy the Antiques Quarter and the stylish St Georges Road shopping and dining area.


Eating & Drinking Metrodeco


Metrodeco is the UK’s only 1930s Parisian-style tea shop. Here, you can enjoy refinement and luxuriate in opulent surroundings while enjoying one of the 18 bespoke blends of fine tea. Metrodeco also contains two floors of elegant art deco and 20th century furniture for sale, including a range of tables, chairs and cabinets by renowned designers, such as Epstein, Eames and Wegner.


38 Upper St James Street, Brighton BN2 1JN • Map ref: D8 07956 978 115 • www.metro-deco.com


The Old Bank


This hugely popular neighbourhood restaurant is a must for lovers of steak and ribs. There are also veggie and fish options, and a good choice of children’s dishes. Without stinting on quality and freshness, the dishes all deliver hearty portions at very pocket friendly prices. The wine list has been selected by Daily Telegraph and Spectator wine critic Jonathan Ray.


120 St George’s Road, Kemp Town Village, Brighton BN2 1EA Map ref: D8 • 01273 682 200 • www.oldbankkemptownbrighton.com


The Townhouse


Enjoy contemporary yet unpretentious food and drink at The Townhouse. This bistro offers modern British cuisine in the informal dining room, alongside a small lounge bar complete with baby grand piano.


81 – 82 St James Street, Brighton BN2 1PA • Map ref: D7 01273 693 216 • www.thetownhousekemptown.co.uk


Hotels


Drakes of Brighton hotel & restaurant


Consistantly ranked as one of the World’s best boutique hotels, Drakes exudes luxury and sophistication. The modern rooms and suites, many with direct seaviews, include large beds and features such as wet rooms and free-standing baths. The intimate lounge has a cocktail bar, whilst the lower level is home to the Restaurant at Drakes: the city’s highest ranking fine dining restaurant in the Good Food Guide for the third year running.


43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE • Map ref: D7 01273 696 934 • www.drakesofbrighton.com


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