"Sunny day in Brighton" Brighton by jonathanbarker

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A celebration of 75 years of the local bus company

I travelled from my home town of Reading on board a traditional London bus, to attend a rally of buses old and new. The occasion was the 75th aniversary of the formation of the Brighton, Hove and District bus company, which is basically the same organisation which provides an efficient and well run bus company serving Brighton, Hove and the neighbouring towns. I also went for a ride on what was or is Route 17 the tradtional "open-top" bus route which runs along the coastal road to Rottingdean.


Kemptown is an area to the east of the main city and consists of mostly Victorian buildings, small shops, pubs and cafes. It appears to me that this area is visited by locals rather than tourists.


Hove is to the west of Brighton and running along the coast are many Regency buildings.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy going, bohemian, can easily find a place away from tourists
  • Cons:Can get crowded particularly in summer along the promenade
  • In a nutshell:A place for everyone to enjoy
  • Last visit to Brighton: Jul 2013
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2014
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  • Anjuschka's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    I went to Brighton last November and enjoyed it too... It was very nice with less tourists in the Summer and I was lucky enough to go on a very sunny day.. 

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Have to go one day mate. The relos live in Brighton. ...but I have so many other places to see first! :o) Hubby drives and co-ordinates buses. Ann.

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    I went to a great tea shop in Brighton

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Was good to see you in Chester! Hope the Albion was good. Gillybob greetings

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