Why you should go to Brighton !

The seaside resort of Brighton is known as the gay capital of the UK with a large LGBTQ population and a hip cultural, entertainment, culinary and arts scene that draws nearly 9 million visitors a year.

Located in East Sussex just 47 miles (76 km) as the crow flies from London, it makes for a nice day trip from the capital but is a destination of its own. A marked bohemian vibe is fed by sustainable business, green politics, small batch breweries, lively clubs and eclectic boutique hotels, tucked nicely along the seafront, in alley mazes and behind Regency facades.

The town's history dates to the Bronze Age, but its popularity arose during the Georgian Era, when it served as a playground and home for a young George IV, then Prince of Wales, who had the Royal Pavilion built in a striking Indo-Saracenic style. The Victorian Era saw the arrival of the pleasure piers, although only the Brighton Palace Pier remains today as the queen of all piers and a fun fair for all ages. In 2001, Brighton joined the village of Hove and was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II to become Brighton & Hove.

One of the city's most popular events is Pride Weekend in August, the biggest pride in the UK with close to 300,000 visitors to a main festival in Preston Park, filled with clubbing tents and open day and night, as well as the Pride Village Party in Kemptown, the Arts and Film festival and a Pride Dog Show.

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Never too early to plan

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Gayest place I know, ok I may be a bit bias as I'm a brit, but I love the fun silliness of this place

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