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reasons to stay for more than just one day!

from arts and food festivals to concerts and horse racing meets


Royal Pavilion 

Brighton Pier 

Brighton water tours

Brighton and Hove

Museums and Art


Race course

Sealife Centre

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What's on?

July/August  2014




Paddle Round the Pier

Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th July

Join in the fun at Brighton's largest free beach festival, with a great programme of events including surfing, skating, plenty of live music and all for charity.


Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE



Race for Life

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July

Join in the largest women only fundraising event 'Race for Life' and walk, jog or run around the route to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

6pm, Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

Stanmer Park, Stanmer, Brighton, BN1 9QA



Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth

Sunday 6th July

Enjoy a little outdoor theatre with a picnic and lllyria's performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth, ideal for all the family.


Royal Spa, Queen's Park, Park Hill, Brighton, BN2 0BT



Kite Festival

Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th July

Wonderful free event that takes place every year. Amazing display of kites, workshops and flying from some of the best sport kite flyers.


Stanmer Park, Stanmer, Brighton, BN1 9QA




Doggy Pride

Sunday 20th July

Book your pooch into the grooming parlour to ensure they look their best for the Pride Dog Show on the 20th July. With a catwalk fashion show, retail stalls, bar and refreshments, you and your furry friend will have a fabulous time.

Midday top 5pm, Hove Recreation Ground, Shirley Drive, BN3 6NQ






LGBT Community Parade (Pride 2014)

Saturday 2nd August

This year's Pride Festival will no doubt be an amazing spectacle, taking place from 1st August to the 3rd August 2014.

The parade itself starts at 11am on the 2nd August at the Brighton Wheel and will continue along the seafront through the centre of Brighton and finally finishing alongside Preston Park, where  fantastic party can be enjoyed by everyone

Seafront, City Centre and Preston Park, Brighton BN2 1EN





Lee Evens - 'Monsters'

Tuesday 26th August and Sunday 31st August

See Lee Evens in this amazing comedy show, with his uncanny observations and hilarious delivery, you will be laughing into the night.

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR



Brighton Thai Festival 2014

Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st  August

Bringing a taste of Thailand to Brighton, this year's Thai festival has an amazing range of events to enjoy, from massage to boxing, music, dancing, a Ladyboy show, a Thai beer garden and children's play area.


10am to 7pm, preston park, Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6SD



Arts and Entertainments

Theatre Royal

Brighton Dome 

Latest Music Bar 

Brighton Centre



Gay and Lesbian

Brighton Pride Festival 

Gay Brighton 

GScene - Brighton's gay current event's magazine


Real Brighton


Restaurants we like and are close to our B&B!

Brighton & Hove has over 400 restaurants covering 30 major dining styles….which provides a great excuse to return to Brighton another day! 

Some of the restaurants where we have received good food and service are listed below.  At weekends we would recommend you book ahead to ensure you can eat at the time and place you like:

St James Street: (at the end of the road)

Sawadee (Thai) 01273 624233

La Capaninia (Rustic Italian) 01273 680839


The Lanes (5 minutes walk away)

Casa Don Carlos (Spanish) 01273 327177

Terre a Terre (Vegetarian) 01273 729051

Indian Summer (Modern Indian) 01273 711001

Food for Friends (Vegetarian) 01273 202310

Riddle and Finns (Fish) 01273 323008

Fishy Fishy   01273 723750

The Coal Shed (Grilled Meat & Fish) 01273 322998

Browns (Meat & Fish) 01273 323501

Jamie's Italian (Black Lion Street) 01273 915480


The North Laines (7 minutes walk away)

Bills – fruit/veg shop come café – excellent food and desserts

Infinity Foods Café (Organic Vegetarian Café) 01273 670743

The George pub (Vegetarian) 01273 681055

Wai Kika Moo Kau (Vegetarian) 01273 671117


For somewhere special:

Riddle & Finns II (Seafront) 01273 821218

The Restaurant at Drakes (Marine Parade) 01273 696934

Chilli Pickle   01273 900383

Sam's Of Brighton 01273 676222

Graze (Hove) 01273 823707

Gingerman (Norfolk Square) 01273 326688



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