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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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Interesting selection of shops and cafes

Kemp Town is on the whole full of locally operated cafes, restaurants and shops rather than the national multiples seen on every high street, which makes a refreshing change... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Kemp Town is on the whole full of locally operated cafes, restaurants and shops rather than the national multiples seen on every high street, which makes a refreshing change. Lots of vegan restaurants and coffee shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Kemptown is at the eastern end of Brighton and is the total opposite of Hove, or Gods Waiting Room as it is known locally. Kemp town is Shoreditch On Sea - Young, trendy, very gay in every sense of the word, full of wonderful quirky shops, pubs, clubs etc etc etc. I believe there is also a beach. Tourists don't... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed overnight in the vicinity and wandered around Kemptown in the morning before moving on to our next destination based on the advice of our hosts. It is 30+ years since I was last there, and the place has certainly come up in the world - I would recommend that it be included on your itinerary when next visiting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Kemp Town is the gay district in Brighton, full of beautiful small and medium size shops, vintage second hand shops and art deco cafe. Bars, restaurants, various lovely shops and hotel are in every corner with a quirky style in full Brighton style. Every road has a lovely sea view and the Brighton eye with the Brighton pier. Great place... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Kemptown is a great place to walk around and enjoy some of the funkiest cafes Brighton has to offer. Stone's throw from the beach!

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Brighton, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Kemptown is where you will find the majority of the gay bars and clubs in Brighton. There are lots to choose from. There are many B & B.s catering for the gay traveller and one or two gay hotels. Dotted about are a few decent eatery's. It is a MUST for the gay visitor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Kemp town is a wonderful area of Brighton with a great mix of shops, bars and restaurants. The area is beautiful and a short walk form the seafront and the centre of Brighton. It is a relaxed area with less of the hustle and bustle and very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great pubs, restaurants and bars. Retaining the true character of real Brighton. Kemptown also retains its edginess that no amount of gentrification can remove!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Interesting little shops and easy to reach the centre of city on foot or local bus. Very close to the seafront with a beautiful view.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On a visit to Brighton with my wife we decided to visit Kemptown, both for the tourism value and also as we have Gay and Lesbian friends who regularly visit there. Kemptown is the most chilled out place I've ever been, somewhere were everyone is accepting and relaxed, a great way to spend the day

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