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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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Best part of Brighton

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Michael M
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cambridgeshire, England
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cambridgeshire, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Kemptown has to be the most equal diverse area in the Uk. In Kemptown by day people just sit in the cosmopolitan pavement cafes watching the world go buy dog owners sit with their pooch drinking mochiattcinnos till their hearts content. You will find hidden old couriosity shops and family old buisness hidden down many bach streets. By night the... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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48 reviews 48 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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727 reviews 727 reviews
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557 helpful votes 557 helpful votes
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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