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Kemptown

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Address: East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
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Activities: Shopping, Nightlife

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Vibrant Kemptown

There are 2 distinct areas of Kemptown. One is brash, a magnet to Gays & visitors but vibrant. The east end of Kemptown (original Kemptown named after Thomas Kemp) is quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are 2 distinct areas of Kemptown. One is brash, a magnet to Gays & visitors but vibrant. The east end of Kemptown (original Kemptown named after Thomas Kemp) is quiet & frequented by locals but has excellent cafes, shops & restaurants. Love it!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nice area away from the city centre that feels like a separate village! Would be good for any occasion really. Highly recommended area!

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As a gay man I have been going to Kemptown for years and I mean years. On this visit the old gay haunts were still there to be enjoyed, like stepping back in time once you walk inside the gay bars you feel at home. Good to see the many different shops, bars and restaurants still alive and vibrant in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Plenty of gay pubs, bars and clubs. Go and have a look if you want to see a plethora of open minded people. There are loads of good restaurants too.

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cambridgeshire, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Friendly, full of brilliant restaurants and quirky antique and charity shops. Relatively clean, and not too many low life (although there are a few).

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London, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have noticed, that here in BRIGHTON, people are a lot more chilled &friendlier...or is it just me??

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eastleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We always stay in Kemptown, and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the area. There are plenty of independent shops, bars and cafes to browse while walking through. It's close enough to the seafront and pier. And doesn't take long to walk to any of the attractions in Brighton.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As a shopping area they don't have a lot going on there, but what they do isn't bad, the real reason to go there is the coffee shops, bars and paces to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I just normally go and ferret about in the charity shops but this time i thought i would wander down and around the backstreets off the main st james street...theres some really nice shops, businesses cafes etc....found a great cafe which had soy milk so decided to warm up for 20mins...theres a greyhound rescue charity shop which is very good... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If the council spent a fraction of the traffic warden budget on getting people to clear up after their dogs, it would be a much more visitor friendly place

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