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Pride Journey Spotlight: Brighton, U.K.

Brighton & Hove is proud to be a friendly and welcoming city which encourages many LGBTQ+ visitors. You'll find that the whole city is LGBTQ+ friendly and Kemptown is in the bustling heart of the LGBTQ+ community, with its relaxed village feel. Here you will find boutique hotels, restaurants and lifestyle shops as well as pubs and bars. Plus, Brighton and Hove’s PRIDE Festival is one of the best in the country, and we look forward to seeing it return.


Brighton Palace Pier is a 1,722ft long Victorian pier, located in the heart of Brighton and Hove’s 8 miles of coastline. With its famous fish and chip restaurant, a range of hot food and drink concessions, fairground attractions and 2 arcades, Brighton Palace Pier makes it a day to remember!

Experience Brighton’s best views with a flight on the British Airways i360. Gently glide up to 450ft in the spacious glass viewing pod to enjoy 360* views of Brighton, the South Downs and the stunning coastline. Enjoy spotting many of Brighton’s landmarks, artwork on rooftops, windfarms and the expansive stretch of coast all the way from Seven Sisters cliffs to the Isle of Wight.

The spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) transformed by John Nash between 1815 and 1823 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles. The Royal Pavilion mixes Regency grandeur with Indian architecture and Chinese inspired interiors.

LGBTG+ Nightlife

The majority of LGBTQ+ bars and Gay Brighton clubs are in Kemptown and no matter what day of the week you are visiting you will find a bar with a lively and welcoming atmosphere.

Look out for: The Marlborough, Charles Street, Club Revenge, Legends Bar and The A Bar.

LGBTQ+ Accommodation

If you're looking for somewhere to stay, you'll find that all accommodation in the city is LGBTQ friendly. However, if you’re looking specifically for a Brighton gay hotel the following hotels & B&Bs are gay owned, or cater specifically for LQBTQ+ Visitors

Amsterdam - Hotel, bar, restaurant, and sauna all rolled into one! You’ll find the Amsterdam bang on the seafront in the city’s gay quarter.

New Steine - Elegant and fashionable Georgian Townhouse. Offers a contemporary design that exudes warmth and style, with a French influence.

Blanch House - situated in a discreet Georgian terrace in fashionable Kemptown, each room has its very own unique design.

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