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Kemptown

Address: East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
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Ranked #10 of 243 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Nightlife
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Nightlife
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

we stopped at kemptown lots of nice pubs far enough out of town to be quite nice walk along seafront into town center

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Unusual area with lots of nice buildings, lovely pubs and restaurants and interesting shops (not chain stores!) from antique shops to arty ones. Definitely worth a stroll through the area if you have time.

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Fareham, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Kemptown is Brighton's "Gay Village" and has some of the best gay bars and clubs in the country! I would recommend the Marine Tavern for it friendliness and quality of drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Kemptown is much more laidback, I think because alot of toerist stay in the Lanes en main street. There are great bric&brac stores and for food you really must see all the great delicatessstores. The houses and the vieuws to the sea are also great. Just go and stroll around.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Spoilt for choice for interesting and individual places to eat and drink. The Townhouse and Pavel are particularly good.

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