The Lanes
Neighborhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Dr_Waugh
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6,270 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Had a nice wander around this old area. Lots of unique buildings and odd structures. Also like the graffiti/street art in some areas including a fat Spider-Man who ate too much pizza.
Written September 4, 2022
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Bubbles73uk
Weedon Bec, UK809 contributions
Dec 2021
No trip to Brighton is complete without a visit to The Lanes. This is by far my favourite part of Brighton, and one of the places that feels a bit different with each visit. The narrow streets and winding alleys are filled with hundreds of independent shops & boutiques offering all types of items, but I agree with a previous poster who said the area seems to have been taken over by new and secondhand jewellery shops.
However there are also a lot of vibrant little cafes, bars & restaurants to pop into and explore. Lots of vintage recycled clothes, arts, culture, organic food, vinyl records and an interesting antique armoury shop.
Well worth a visit.
Written December 30, 2021
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Paul F
Chesterfield, UK2,235 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
You really can relax and while away the hours wondering around the lanes, they are quite unique I feel.

Shop after funky indie shop driven by art, culture, upcycle and latest trends in all manner of things from jewellery to sofas and vinyl records to plant pots. Outside of this a vibrant cafe scene keeps the quality high and value good...pubs are dotted through the lanes for a longer thirst quenching drink.
Written November 29, 2021
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Brian T
London, UK6,725 contributions
Jul 2021
Once the heart of the fishing town of Brighthelmstone, The Lanes is Brighton’s historic quarter. it’s a short walk from the seafront and the Brighton Pier. The tightly-packed neighbourhood comprises late 16th and 17th century houses in a rabbit warren of tightly packed lanes.

Most visitors to the city will probably end up here during a stay in Brighton, taking a wander through its network of brick-paved narrow lanes and passageways. It seems to be largely full of small independent (and very expensive) jewellery and antique shops, and boutiques specialising in higher end homeware and knickknacks, interspersed with galleries, quaint tea rooms and restaurants. And whilst its specialty shops held little interest to us, and the crowds at the time of our visit were quite intense (no social distancing), it’s a picturesque part of Brighton and deserves a once-over if you are visiting the city for the first time.

To me it's no longer where it's all happening in Brighton these days. It's the bohemian shabby chic neighbourhood of North Laine which is drawing the mega crowds these days.
Written September 19, 2021
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,126 contributions
Nov 2021
I was recommended to visit The Lanes as it was "full of interesting little shops" - well, I spent a long time looking for these interesting shops but failed to find many!
The area seems to have been taken over by jewellery shops (new and secondhand) all charging rather high prices and I was advised by one shop owner, that they were trying to copy theJewellery Quarter in Birmingham. (The famous quarter in Birmngham has been there for a long time and I have visited on many occasions to buy jewellery and have special items made to my specifications.)
There are also a lot of bars and cafes, (not forgetting empty shops) but there are a few interesting places; an antique armoury shop was fascinating, a rubber duck shop, a leather clothing shop and so on but it is not as good as I thought if would be.
Written November 29, 2021
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Bev E
Hertfordshire, UK613 contributions
Oct 2020
There are many more rough sleppers and people with drink and drug issues hanging around and begging. The graffetti is prolific and it all feel very seedy. So many shops have gone bust or sell less interesting and divers things.
Written October 30, 2020
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Charlie
London, UK98 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Cool shops but massively overpriced and items are generic or brought of shien, ali express or amazon and sold on for way more and its just a bit disappointing.
Vintage clothing is standard yet overpriced.
If money isnt an issue, lots to look at.
If your disabled you will struggle as its busy and theres no public toilets.
Written August 16, 2022
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Alan_Bateson
Preston, UK222 contributions
Sep 2020
Perhaps the most popular part of Brighton, and rightly so. Pubs, bars, resturaunts galore, along with many inedendant shpos within a maze of narrow alleys and streets. Any visit to Brightom must icludde a visit ot The Lanes.
Written September 16, 2020
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Jacqui S
Bourne, UK538 contributions
Feb 2020
Liked the signage and wall art around the area, not too busy on this breezy January Saturday but plenty to see. Became a little bit numb to the many jewellery shops, some beautiful pieces but so many sellers of similar products. Turned right away when one shop owner came from inside her shop to ask us if we needed help, it just felt desperate and certainly wasn't welcome. It's not a good tactic! Some great eateries though and pleasant to wander around.
Written February 10, 2020
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UAEgal
London, UK28 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very sad to go to Brighton yesterday, the place was covered and I mean covered in rubbish. The bins had clearly not been collected for some time and the walk from the train station to the beach to the Lanes was ruined. Don't know whether it's a one-off issue or a council leadership problem, but something needs to be done. The place was dirty, graffiti everywhere, seagulls pecking at rubbish bags. There'll be a huge rat problem if not sorted soon. A lovely place to visit usually, maybe it's the effects of Covid, I don't know.
Written October 22, 2021
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