Brighton Gay Parade and recommended Hotels in Brighton

With about 160000 people attending the annual Gay parade which is regarded as the largest gay festival in the UK, Brighton can be regarded as the Gay Capital of United Kingdom. This Gay Parade is usually held in early August in Preston Park with millions of people traveling from all part of the world to be a part of this annual parade. Gay activities are highly acceptable in Brighton especially around Kemptown with around 15% of the total population either Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual. Today, in Brighton, hundreds of LGBT Pubs, Clubs, Bars, Restaurants, and Hotels are being opened every week especially on St. James Street. There are several Gay-friendly hotels in Brighton, and they are;

 

Brighton as a city has been regarded as one of the world's gay-friendly and welcoming locations. With a gay village situated in Kemptown and also the annual gay parade which pulls thousands of visitors, Brighton can unarguably be tagged as one of the gay capitals of the world. Gay owned, or gay-friendly hotels have since increased since the wide acceptance of gays and gay activities with Brighton leading the pack when it comes to the highest amount of gay household in the United Kingdom.

Things to do and see in Brighton

There's something for everyone in Brighton, things to do and see in Brighton.

Brighton is one England's famous city known around the world either for her famous beach, Palace Pier or for her gamut of festivals. Located just within an hour south if London by train, this seaside resort is full of surprises every day. With thousands of people trooping down every day either for shopping or to partake in one of her many festivals. Popularly regarded as the happiest place to live in the United Kingdom, this city has become home to many foreigners who had either visited for tourism purposes or for shopping related purposes. Brighton over the years has grown to become one the most popular destination for conferences, trade fair, and exhibitions which have continued to pull in millions of pounds in revenue for the city. It is estimated that over four million people visit Brighton every year with about 50 million pounds spent by visitors in total.

One of the big questions you may be asking is why millions of people troop to this resort which was formerly a part of Sussex. Brighton boast of several attractions and also a reputed nightlife. Some lovely things to see in Brighton are as follow;

Brighton is home to lots of fun and attractive locations not forgetting her shopping centers and numerous markets. With less crime rate, foreigners have always chosen Brighton as a top holiday destination over the years.

Brighton Beach

Spend the day at Brighton Beach

From the Brighton Pier, down to the Regent Square and the fascinating Beach waters, Brighton truly deserves the happiest place in United Kingdom title. With varieties of Beach waters which has attracted millions of people and turned to one of the world most popular holiday destination. Brighton which is located in the Southern Part of London. Most visitors are amazed at some Beaches found in Brighton. With most of Brighton Beaches being a hive for beach businesses, clubs, art galleries, and a host of beach entertainment. One thing that leaves a lasting memory in the minds of visitors is the hundreds of painted wooden beach huts that line the sea fronts. Some of the Beaches located in Brighton are;

 

 

Brighton Beaches has been one of the leading beach destination in the world coupled with its provision for naturist and nudist to visit and explore their sexuality without any cause to worry. With the beach facilities onsite, this beaches in Brighton has seen millions of visitors from within the United Kingdom and Beyond visiting for various purposes.

South Downs Way

100 miles of some of the finest countryside in England, South Downs Way

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the 100 miles of the South Downs Way awaits you.

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Private Sailing Sunset Cruise From Brighton

Enjoy Private Sailing Cruise and watch the Sunset from Brighton

Enjoy a private sail off Brighton with a qualified RYA* instructor. Its a spectacular way to see the colourful Sussex coastline or the sunset over Brighton whilst aboard a cruising yacht. On this is 2-hour cruise you will get a chance to relax, soak up the atmosphere whilst out at sea. You will also have an opportunity to helm and crew on the modern performance sailing boats with the patient instructor guiding you through manoeuvres. Weather permitting you can also take a dip and during the quieter moments enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.

(*The national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrow boats, and personal watercraft.)

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Small-group tour
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Make your own way to Brighton Marina, where your private sailing cruise begins: start times vary depending on sunset times and instructor availability. Your Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor will greet you on arrival, and equip you with lifejacket and sailor's waterproofs if required, before running through a few key safety features.

Once everyone's ready, board your craft. It's a short motor out of Brighton Marina into the big blue, where it's time to hoist the sails and catch the breeze. You'll head upwind towards the famous Brighton Pier at first: your instructor will explain the art of tacking, and you may choose to take the helm or help crew the boat.

Past the piers, you'll sail along the scenic Sussex coastline, until it's time to turn the yacht around. You'll be running with the wind behind you on the way back, so take the chance to relax with a glass of included sparkling wine as your craft glides back towards the marina, where your 2-hour cruise finishes.

Brighton Bike Tours

Cycle one of the UK's most vibrant seaside towns, Brighton

Discover one of the UK’s most vibrant seaside towns on two wheels with this 2.5-hour cycling tour of Brighton. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then follow peaceful cycle trails through Victoria Lawns and the Grand Parade with your guide. Discover top local landmarks including Brighton Pier, St Peter’s Church, Preston Manor, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dome and the Lanes. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze in your face as your guide explains the city’s rich heritage, take in fine coastal views and soak up the atmosphere in the fishing quarter.

What to Expect?

Offering two departures a day, the first starting at 10:30am and the second starting at 2:30pm, from the meeting point on New Road in the heart of Brighton’s Cultural Mile.

The tour will start by getting you fitted on a bike and with a helmet (if you want one). After a little talk on safety and the bikes, start cycling a path along Victoria Lawns and Grand Parade Garden to St Peters Church. On the Grand Tour you will see and hear all about the history of the Royal Pavilion, North Laine, The Lanes, Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Beach, Brighton Pier, Volks railway, Theatre Royal Brighton, Preston Park, Brighton Wheel, Sea life Brighton, Preston Manor, Fishing Quarter, West Pier and more.

A 20-minute break will be taken in the middle of the cycling tour where you can get a lovely cup of tea and cake and if you so wish.

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Brighton Museum

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Royal Pavilion garden, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. Its diverse collections bring together the arts and history to tell stories about the city and the world we live in.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery began life in a few rooms on the upper floor of the Royal Pavilion.

The museum was opened on 5 November 1861 by Richard Owen, the founder of the Natural History Museum. Its first displays consisted of natural history specimens, the town’s art collection, and various items collected from around the world by local residents. The early museum soon outgrew the Pavilion and the town authorities made ambitious plans to create a larger and more professional museum.

Brighton Museum old photo

In 1873 Brighton Museum moved to its present site, along with the town’s public library. Although it occupies land that was formerly used as part of George IV’s stable complex, the building was built especially for the museum — indeed, it was one of the first purpose built museums in England.

In 1873 Brighton Museum moved to its present site, along with the town’s public library. Although it occupies land that was formerly used as part of George IV’s stable complex, the building was built especially for the museum — indeed, it was one of the first purpose built museums in England.

One of its founders was Henry Willett, who lent – and later donated – his collection of Popular Pottery to the museum, where it can still be seen. Willett had made his fortune in brewing, and was not only an avid collector, but a passionate supporter of museums. Willett’s example of generosity and participation has been followed with donations and legacies from many local residents over the years.

A key figure in the museum’s development was Henry Roberts, director of both Brighton’s museum and library. Under his leadership, Brighton Museum developed an international outlook, and curated exhibitions of art from many countries across Europe. His greatest success was a 1910 exhibition of French Art that featured works by Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Matisse, Gaugin and other leading artists.

 

Royal Pavilion Brighton

The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.

The Royal Pavilion has a colourful history stretching back over 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become a true icon of Brighton.

Hatt Adventures

Hatt Adventures, providing fun and exciting experiences, courses and adventures in the outdoors.

Hatt Adventures was formed in 2005, Hatt Adventures is one of the South East’s leading outdoor adventure providers. Hatt Adventures was the vision of owner and director Tom Hatt whose passion and enthusiasm for outdoor sports is second to none. The business started as a small one-man band and over the years has expanded due to an excellent reputation for providing high quality courses and experiences.
The team at Hatt Adventures love what they do and this is reflected in the way they run their courses. Tom has always said that the most rewarding part of the job is seeing people trying new things and having loads of fun in the process. As a long-standing business we feel that it is always fantastic to see so many people coming back year after year to further their skills or to try new adventures.

In 2007 Hatt Adventures began providing television and film safety cover under ‘Hatt Safety’ and has worked with some high profile customers including the BBC, ITV, Countryfile and The Bill, as well as working on several music videos by artists such as The Artic Monkeys, Super Furry Animals and The Last Shadow Puppets. In 2015 Tom became a member of the British Stunt Register and started on TV and Films as a stuntman.

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Rock Climbing Hatt Adventures Brighton

rock climbing with Hatt Adventures Brighton.

Choccywoccydoodah Witches Kitchen Brighton

CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH Whiches Kitchen in Brighton for all you chocolate lovers!

CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH are an art and design focused chocolaterie born in the bohemian city of Brighton.

Specialising in chocolate, one-off sculptured fantasies, bespoke wedding cakes, chocolate gifts, chocolate pets and really, really naughty stuff.

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