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Having lived most of my life just down the coast from Brighton i've been there a lot ,mainly to aviod the tedium of going out in Worthing.

The town itself isn't that old ( Regency ) as a combination of French raids and bad weather demolished most of it several times. St Nicholas Church and the Old Lanes are the only surviving older parts of the city.

There's also not much in the way of landmarks but that's not really why a majority of people come here.
Brighton often gets described as London by Sea ,and it can be a bit like Camden but it's got a lot more to offer than that.

It's probably the centre for alternative lifestyles in the whole country. There's a huge gay community centred around Kemp Town in the east of the city and a short walk round the town will show you the wierd and wonderfull people that make up the city.

There's all kinds of Goths , New Agers ,Crusties ,Rasta's ,Vegans and kids off the estates wandering about and Brighton has had a long history of assocaiation with youth culture going back to the Mods and Rocker riots in the Sixties.

The darker side to the town is always there ,as its often dirty ( no-one can get the bin-men to do their job ) ,crowded ( especially on Bank Holidays) and theres's huge problems with drugs and homelessness. This stretches back as far as anyone can remember and has been immortalised in films like Quadrophenia and Brighton Rock.

The nightlife can be as crazy or relaxed as you want it ,but theirs always that little hint of danger that make life so exciting .

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nighlife , Odd people ,
  • Cons:Dirt y and occasionally dangerous
  • In a nutshell:A bit of colour for a dreary country.
  • Intro Updated Mar 4, 2004
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2007 at 5:47 AM

    I enjoyed your quirky Brighton tips, I'm visiting here on saturday so praying for good weather but then maybe it'll mean too many people can't win

  • Propermark's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2005 at 4:44 AM

    Good Tips on Brighton! Very useful. Greetings from Italy. Bye

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 11:32 AM

    Fear & loathing in Brighton! 4 pages of pubs and clubs. You do Hunter proud!

  • weewatty's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2005 at 1:26 PM

    Going to head to Brighton in late July, loving ur witty tips mate, a very humorous VT'er user u are. Keep them coming.

  • amapola66's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2005 at 5:02 AM

    He he Your writing style on Brighton is making me laugh !

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2004 at 1:22 PM

    This page has got really good. Welcome back from the dead.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 1:27 PM

    What with the opening salvo of blood bombardment, vaseline on the cisterns and the ubiquitous sticky floors--this all may have been more information than I needed.

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 6:22 AM

    Love the local custome... smart, those vaseline men in Hove! I'm not very fond of Brighton, except when Dylan decides to do a show there.. and even then it makes it only passable. Great page though!

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 8:21 AM

    'zyklon'-story is hilarious. Sorry. It's good to be different. Very nice pictures...(I've read your homepage... I always got my camera with me...even here in Antwerp). great nightlife tips


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