What can Brighton offer by way of culture and activities?

Brighton  is a city full of cultural and historical significance, which can be really interesting to explore. There's a lot to see and do in Brighton and this article highlights only a small amount of what it has to offer, so you can enjoy discovering new things yourself!

Brighton Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion is one of the most recognised landmarks of the coastal city, known for it's beauty and historical significance. The Pavilion was built in the 18th century for King George IV (though he was not yet king at this stage). The striking architecture is owed to both Chinese and Indian influences. Visitors can look round the Pavilions beautiful interior for a small fee, or simply admire it from the outside. The Pavilion Gardens are a good place to sit with friends in the summer, being slightly more sheltered than the windy seafront.

Yellowave Beach Sports

Yellowave offers anybody interested the opportunity to participate in beach sports and try their hand at beach volleyball. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years, you can hire a court or book classes at the sandy beach. If you are looking for something slightly more competitive, you can also play as part of the leagues with your team.

Water activities

Brighton is a coastal city and therefore the perfect place to be located if you are into watersports and swimming. If you are looking to learn to wakeboard and windsurf, you might want to look into what Hove Lagoon can offer you. The lagoon is a popular destination for both beginners and those who are more familiar with the activities, offering taster sessions as well as the opportunity to ride cables. Similarly, at Brighton Marina, you can learn to sail, powerboat and jet ski, if that is more suited to your interests. Of course, if you prefer to spend your free time more independently and possess your own equipment, Brighton is also the perfect place to be: there are lifeguards along the coast, so you can feel supported and safe.

Sussex Downs

Just outside Brighton, the Sussex Downs begin. This beautiful stretch of countryside is popular with cyclists and walkers and stretches all the way from the Itchen Valley in Hampshire to Beachy Head in Eastbourne. Just outside of Brighton, Devil's Dyke is one of the most popular spots for residents of the city. It's a stunning place to watch the sunset and there is a pub where you can relax and have a drink or lunch after a long walk.


The Theatre Royale is a famous historical theatre located in Brighton which people have been visiting for over 200 years. The theatre is Grade ll listed and and the interior does not disappoint! Shown here are performances such as Dirty Dancing, The Dreamboys and The Da Vinci Code. The Brighton Dome also hosts theatre performances, as well as dance, film and comedy events. In a typical year, the Dome puts on over 600 events, so it is worth having a look at their website to see what's on! If you are looking for something a bit different, the Brighton Open Air Theatre could be the place for you. The theatre is open over the summer months, from the first day of May to the last day of September, and presents a variety of performances ranging from classic Shakespeare to jazz evenings to drag shows.