Brighton sits in the South of England. A regular train service runs to Brighton from London, and takes approximately one hour. Flights to Brighton land at Gatwick Airport, which is only half an hour from the city. Airfares to Brighton via Gatwick Airport vary in price depending on which airline you choose. Cheap flights to Brighton are available with Easyjet from across the UK, or you can also choose to take a flight with more luxurious airlines such as British Airways. There is a regular coach service from the airport into Brighton itself.
Within Brighton, traveling is easy due to its small size. Most attractions and sites can be reached easily on foot. However, if you require public transport, a reliable bus service is available. A special cheap tourist bus ticket is available to take you between the two major tourist points: the train station and Brighton Pier.
There is much to see and do in Brighton. The famous Brighton Pier offers a fun and authentically British seaside experience. Brighton also has its own palace, the Royal Pavilion, George IV lived. It houses furniture and works of art donated by Her Majesty the Queen. The Brighton Toy and Model Museum is an ideal place to visit with children (or children at heart). Marvel at model trains and teddy bears of bygone eras, and purchase some retro amusements in the museum shop.
Brighton is a city famous for its gay and lesbian community, so gay nightlife features heavily in what the city has to offer. Brighton also has a vast array of pubs offering live music, such as Gemini Beach Bar on the pier. There are some excellent restaurants in Brighton, and being so close to the sea you can be sure of excellent seafood in restaurants such as Riddle and Finns, which specializes in Oysters. There are also many quality Italian restaurants such as Al Duomo with its hand-spun pizza bases. French and traditional English foods are also readily available across the city, so you'll never be short of places to eat.
If you saved money on your Brighton flights, you might want to do some shopping. If you like quirky independent shops and boutiques, then the Lanes are the place to go. The Lanes also have some excellent beauty salons if you want to pamper yourself. It is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. The popular high-street stores can be found at The Churchill Shopping Centre.