We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kemptown

East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
Website
Improve this listing
91%
Ranked #6 of 60 Attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Nightlife
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Nightlife
Write a Review

145 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    51
    8
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Known both as Kemptown and Kemp Town (I prefer the latter) this part of Brighton has a slightly fuzzy border. Many believe it runs eastward from Old Steine at the foot of St James's Street but I think Kemp Town starts at the junction of St James's Street and Rock Gardens. Never mind; wherever you start you can find some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Western Road used to be the most happening place in Brighton, now it's Kemp Town. With the most stylish dressers, most quaint and useful shops, with a properly friendly vibe. Lots of good restaurants and bars to choose from.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Worth a short walk to the east of Brighton. Nice pubs, restaurants and shopping away from the bustle

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very friendly & sociable area, met loads of people for chatting the night away as well as the odd spot of dancing with one of the local acts!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Love it so much, want to live here. You'd never be lonely! Kemptown is always buzzy. All other parts of brighton are within walking distance. A really friendly place with some really fab bars, restaurants and b&b's could go on for ever! Apart from London it's my fave UK place to be, come rain or shine x

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

An area I have not visited before - with lots of character and characters! Some nice restaurants and bars to explore.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Kemptown needs to truly explored as it has so much to offer. St James's Street with its variety of shops, both in the street itself and in the surrounding area. The great white and cream squares: Lewes Crescent, Sussex Square, Arundel Terrace, Chichester Terrace, constructed by Thomas Kemp, after whom the area is named. Sadly, the visionary developer did not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We only just stumbled upon this area of Brighton and found it very nice. From the shops to the pubs we never knew it existed. Lots of quirky shops and lovely tea rooms to have afternoon tea in. It's much more laid back than the town centre and easy to get round

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The whole village idea where nobody cares who you are, but cares how you are. Great restaurants, bars and cafes. A must on any visit to Brighton, specially if you are gay

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
20 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed in an independent guest house just off St James Street a short walk from Brighton town centre which meant we had the delight of walking down St James Street several times during our stay. The street is hugely diverse in terms of it's shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. If you're food lovers you will most certainly want to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kemptown also viewed

Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
 
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
 

Been to Kemptown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kemptown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?