Just a short distance from London, on the southern coast of Great Britain, lies the charming resort town of Brighton. Heralded as one of the world's hippest and most cultural, this seaside city never fails to mesmerise visitors with its unique architecture, pleasant festivals, galleries, museums, drama, arts, music, spectacular outdoor activities, sprawling beaches and so much more.
Formerly known as Brighthelmstone, the town used to be a simple fishing village. It was not until the late 18th century that Brighthelmstone gained much attention when a doctor began prescribing bathing in the town's seawater to his patients. From then on, it to increasingly attract visitors, including numerous royals. With the continued patronage of visitors from all over the world, tourism in Brighton flourished, and over the years, Brighton evolved from a simple fishing village into a beach getaway with hotels and commercial establishments. Among the most popular spots is the Brighton Marina, a man-made marina with a working harbour that is filled with residential and commercial establishments.
The attractiveness of the city was further accentuated by the architecture of the surrounding villages. Economic growth brought about by tourism was complemented by the promotion of arts and culture. There is always something on in Brighton, from cultural performances to festivals, all of which make Brighton one of the most cultural cities in Europe.
Today, Brighton is among the top holiday destinations in Europe. Tourists from all walks of life pour in not only to indulge in its innate beauty and art, but also to relax and be free in a city that fosters openness, creativity and diversity.Read More