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Kemptown

East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
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Ranked #6 of 60 Attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Nightlife
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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!

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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london
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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.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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9 attraction reviews
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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

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 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

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Woking, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
20 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Kemp town historically is known as Brighton’s Gay Quarter. Although Brighton being the 'gay capital' of England is welcoming to all and everyone. Kemp town does offer the gay community pubs, bars and clubs which are aimed specially at the gay community and that advocate being gay friendly more openly than other places in Brighton. This can mostly be seen... More

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nottingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Maybe we went at the wrong time of the day? who knows, but noting to see see in the daytime when we took a stroll up there. maybe it comes to life in the night time. But we couldn't find any places of interest at all.

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Surrey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Some cool looking bars, cafes and restaurants Some parts of Kemp Town are a bit scruffy and less than salubrious. But I felt safe walking out on my own at night.

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