About Brighton

Nestling between the South Downs & the Channel on the stunning south coast, Brighton is a rich mix of Regency heritage, boutique shopping, arts, beachfront cool & year round events.

Fashionable, fun and funky and loaded with style, Brighton & Hove has everything you could want from a city break or beach holiday - a royal palace, elegant Regency architecture, museums, laid-back beach life and superb shopping. Combine that with award winning restaurants, knock your socks off nightlife and stunning countryside right on the doorstep and you've got the ingredients for a cracking holiday.

Brighton has a thriving and diverse gay scene which ranges from funky bars, to country and western line dancing, to techno and house clubs. Brighton has long been known as the number one gay seaside resort in the south of England.

As well as the usual tourists and visitors Brighton also acts as a magnet for lesbians and gay men from all over the UK and abroad who are attracted by its bohemian atmosphere, easy going attitude and raffish air. This has led to one of the largest populations of lesbians and gay men in the UK. Much of the Brighton gay scene is concentrated in the Kemptown area of Brighton right on the door step of The Amsterdam hotel, the focal point being St James's Street and the Old Steine. It's here you'll find most of the clubs, shops and bars. so many in fact that Kemptown has become known as Brighton's Gay Village.

For more information about visiting brighton, please check out www.visitbrighton.com and www.realbrighton.com/city-guide/Brighton.

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