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Nestled between the South Downs and the sea, and yet only 60 minutes by train from London, Brighton & Hove is home to world famous attractions including the historic Royal Pavilion and Brighton Palace Pier.

Brighton & Hove is a centre for culture and the arts, with theatres, live music venues, museums, an art gallery and a host of festivals. It is also a shopper’s paradise with hundreds of independent businesses in the famous Lanes and North Laine shopping areas.

🎉 Best things to do in Brighton

The Royal Pavilion

Universally acclaimed as one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in the British Isles, the Royal Pavilion is the magnificent former seaside residence of King George IV.

Brighton Palace Pier

Palace Pier is a 1,722ft (525m) long Victorian pier, located in the heart of Brighton & Hove’s eight miles of coastline. Experience traditional fairground rides and games and don’t forget to try the famous fish n’ chips!

The Lanes and North Laine

From the lifestyle and jewellery shops of The Lanes to the retro chic of the North Laine, shopping in Brighton really is an experience in itself. You'll find everything from homeware and jewellery to vintage clothes and vegetarian shoes.

Sea Life Centre

Dive into a fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world. From the coastline to the depths of the ocean, discover everything from sharks to a hands-on rock pool experience.

More information about exploring the city is available from Visit Brighton.

🛌 Where to stay in Brighton

Brighton & Hove offers a wide range of accommodation including large seaside hotels, self-catered flats and houses, and stylish hostels. Accommodation rates may increase closer to the tournament. Book early for the best deals.

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Top tip

Try the British seaside staple of fresh fish and chips. If you’re unsure where to go, this website has done all the hard work and listed some of the best fish and chips eateries in town.

The seafront, Lanes and North Laines are areas with a high number of restaurants although with over 700 food venues, you're never far from an eatery in Brighton & Hove.

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🍻 Nightlife, pubs and bars

Nightlife in Brighton is legendary and with Fatboy Slim a famous resident of the city, it is not surprising they’ve got some of the coolest clubs on the south coast, offering everything from bubble-gum dance to hard house and Latin beats to cheesy tunes. The seafront offers a good range of clubs and bars along with venues in the North Laine, with club nights in Brighton covering all genres and tastes.

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ℹ️ Tourist information

Brighton & Hove offers a network of 13 staffed Visitor Information Points (VIPS) across the city centre, offering help and advice, information about Brighton & Hove, and a selection of free literature and maps. The locations of all the Visitor Information Points are shown on the City Centre Walking Map.

Friendly UEFA Women's EURO 2022 volunteers will also be out and about around the city centre and Community Stadium on Women’s EURO matchdays.

🆘 Local emergency services

As in all British cities, sometimes accidents happen. We want you to be safe and stay well but if you are in a life-threatening situation, you should contact the Emergency Services by calling 999 – this will connect you to Fire, Police and Ambulance services.

If you need medical assistance for a problem which is not life threatening, call the health service helpline on 111 where advice will be available from trained personnel.

The main Accident & Emergency centre is situated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.