Located in South East England, the city of Brighton and Hove is perhaps Britain’s largest seaside resort. The weather is mostly sunny, and the town holds quite many gorgeous beaches in and around the city. A short drive from London, Brighton offers not just sandy beaches and azure-hued waters but plenty of retail stores and boutiques, lively cafes, reputed eateries and many music stores. While Brighton beach and pier is considered a watering hole for tourists and locals alike, Hove is prized by the sun worshippers as a less brash seaside town. Owing to an extravagant lifestyle, the Prince of Wales, George IV was advised by his physicians to move to the warmer climates of Brighton. Captivated by the lively atmosphere in the town, the Prince Regent purchased a lodging house in the city.
With the clearing of his debts by the House of Commons in 1787, George IV began the renovations of his modest lodgings into the grand fantasy palace we see today. Armed with his love for French art plus Gothic, Oriental and French neo-classic architecture, the Prince Regent acquired the expertise of architect John Nash to breathe life into the Royal Pavilion.
There are plenty of activities in around Brighton to keep everyone entertained. Relish a pint at one of Brighton’s many beach bars, try your hand at water-sports Hove Lagoon, stroll through the city’s flea market or, take a walking trail through the town to drink in the sights of the historic sculptures. There’s plenty of absorbing attractions for the kids too! Watch the original Punch and Judy or take your kids to the world’s oldest aquarium, the Sea Life Centre. Take a day trip to Brighton and Hove for the sea and sand, or Sandwell for its greenery. We’ve got car hire options if you’re interested.