Discover our local Gay Brighton Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars and clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Brighton is without doubt, one of the most vibrant and eccentric cities in
Since the 19th century, without doubt, it became a party City for Londoners and acquired a reputation for tolerance, especially in Victorian times, when social and moral pressure were at their high.
Therefore, Brighton was quickly adopted by British gays, and became the unofficial gay capital of England.
In the eighties, Brighton was considered as an old-fashioned and pretty cheap weekend destination. On those times you were going there to eat greasy fish and chips, and to buy Samantha Fox, Kylie Minogue or Sabrina’s mugs.
In 1984 Magaret Thatcher escaped from a terrorist attack in Brighton. This place remains so eighties for ages.
Nowadays 15% of the City’s population is gay and its gay pride attracts more than 150,000 people each year.
This city of tolerance is also known for its Trans Pride which takes place during the summer.
Brighton is famous as well for the quality of its architecture, and it is considered as the capital of Regency style, with beautiful squares and crescents all around the City.
The highlight of the visit is the Royal Pavilion, a spectacular seaside palace built for George IV and transformed in 1823 into one of the most incredible buildings of England
The building is covered with domes and minarets. The Royal Pavilion Tea room overlooks the gardens, and it is the perfect place for a typical British Sunday brunch you will never forget.
A walk on the Pier at sunset is another essential activity for your stay in Brighton.
In the evening, you will explore The Lane District, a tangle of narrow streets lined with pubs, restaurants, art galleries, antiques shops and bookstores.
Most gay bars and clubs can be found in the Kempten area, St. James Street and around Old Stein Park. There are dozens of places where you can party all night long, and for sure you will spend a crazy week end in this British version of Sitges.