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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 

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Race course

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What's on?

November/ December  2014




RAC Veteran Car Run

Sunday 2nd November

On the 14th November 1896, the 'Emancipation Run' from London to Brighton took place to celebrate the passing of the new 'Locomotives on the Highway act' which raised the speed limit from 4mph to 14mph!

In celebration of this event the RAC Veteran Car Run takes place every year, where vehicles recreate the run, but are limited to 20mph.

Successful finishers are rewarded with a 'Finishers Medal' if they arrive in Brighton before 4.30pm

Madeira Drive, Brighton Seafront, Brighton,  BN1 1EE.



Family Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday 8th November

Fantastic fireworks display suitable for all ages. Food stalls will be available along with places to buy your glow sticks. Gates open at 5pm and the fireworks start at 6.30pm.

Nevill Recreation Ground, Eridge Road, Hove,




Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Saturday 8th November - Sunday 18th January

 Brighton's Royal Pavilion ice rink is stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly... all topped off with beautiful food in their rinkside bar and restaurant.



Stylish Christmas Fair

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th November

A fabulous 2 day Christmas shopping experience, with everything you will need to celebrate the festivities, set all under one roof. With over 100 stands this is one of the largest Christmas Fairs on the South Coast. Also wine and ale tasting along with floral demonstrations by Owen Lavin.

The American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9BL.



Brit Floyd.

Saturday 22nd November

The world's greatest Pink Floyd Tribute show.

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton,         BN1 2GR




The Bootleg Beatles

Friday 5th December

The Bootleg Beatles have been entertaining Beatles fans for over 30 years with their amazing tribute to the iconic band that had their first hit over 50 years ago. Treat yourself, friends and family to a wonderful night of nostalgia and music.

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton,          BN1 2GR.




Saturday 6th December

See the legendary band perform their classic tour, with an amazing collection of classics along with some of their new tracks. Celebrate the build up to Christmas at the madness concert in Brighton.

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton,         BN1 2GR



The Human League

Friday 12th December

Watch this great group perform their 2014 tour.

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton,        BN1 2GR



Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Saturday 13th December

Bringing some boogie-woogie to Brighton this December, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be performing at the Brighton Centre on the 13th December 2014.

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton,        BN1 2GR



Burning of the Clocks

Sunday 21st December

A spectacular fire and fireworks display, where the city celebrates the shortest day and welcomes the new sun.



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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