Brighton city guide

Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in Britain’s iconic seaside town

What to do Be beside the seaside

The fairground rides on the Palace Pier might be rickety, but there’s no better way to spend £1 in Brighton than on those 2p slot machines.

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Where to stay

The Grand is the dominant hotel – its location practically defines the centre of the city, and its ornate facade is synonymous with Brighton’s seafront.

Where to eat

At the Open Market, Casazul is a highlight, with a small but perfectly formed menu of tacos and tingas that transport you straight to Oaxaca.

Where to drink

Small Batch and Wolfox are the biggest names for coffee in Brighton, but the best? It’s a contentious issue, but our money is on Twin Pines.