Looking to sell your property in Brighton?
Brighton is a large seaside city on the south coast of England located in East Sussex. The town is nestled between the South Downs and the English Channel as is a particularly popular seaside destination for tourists.
Landmarks in Brighton
Brighton largely originated as a fishing town and this drove its economy for a long time. However in 1841 the advent of the railway meant Brighton became a popular destination for day-trippers from all over the UK, but London in particular.
Today Brighton offers a wealth of things to do and see from the famous Brighton Pier to the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Clock Tower, the Grand Hotel and the Brighton Wheel. Perhaps Brighton’s most famous landmark is its 5.4 miles of shingle beach, which offers a wealth of bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs for the thousands of tourists it attracts every year.
Culture in Brighton
Brighton is a diverse cultural melting pot, attracting many walks of life due to its laidback, liberal atmosphere. The city has been the setting for a number of movies from Quadrophenia to the more recent Boat that Rocked.
The Brighton Festival is the second largest arts festival in the whole of the UK, with only Edinburgh being larger. It offers a rich mix of pyrotechnics, theatre, visual arts and music. Alongside this Brighton also hosts the second largest Fringe Festival in the world, as well as a number of other festivals and events throughout the year.
Brighton is also largely known as the gay capital of the UK and holds a Gay Pride carnival every summer, attracting thousands of tourists during this period alone.
Brighton also offers a wide variety of museums. These include the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton Fishing Museum, the Booth Museum of Natural History and the Royal Pavilion.
Student Life in Brighton
Brighton is a very popular destination for university students in the UK to live and study, due to its liberal way of life and affordable cost of living. The city draws students from Brighton University, Eastbourne and the University of Sussex to its vast variety of nightclubs, bars and pubs.
The city also has a rich musical heritage and attracts high profile acts from all over. However as a result of being a desirable location to live, work and study, property prices in Brighton are way above the national average.
Buying in Brighton
Looking to buy in Brighton? Try Seven Dials. It lies within close proximity to the city centre, but is extremely convenient for those looking to commute every day.
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