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City Villages

A photo of Regency buildings in Brunswick Square.

Wander away from the city centre in any direction and within a short distance you'll stumble across one of Brighton's many 'city villages', all with their own unique character.

Brighton & Hove Interactive Video Map

For a visual flavour of many of these 'city villages', as well as details of where the areas are located across the city, explore our Interactive Video Map.

Or find out more about the city areas below.

Brighton beachfront

A heady mixture of the famous pebble beach, the architectural beauty of Regency seafront squares and crescents, the traditional seaside fun of Brighton Pier and pure beachfront cool, Brighton and Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place...


Just west of the city centre and resplendent with acres of Regency townhouses, terracotta mansions and elegant mews, as well as a great beachfront, shops and restaurants, Hove is one of the most colourful locations in Brighton.

Brunswick Town

Brunswick is an area in Hove, best known for the stunning Regency architecture of the Brunswick Estate. Comprising of Brunswick Square and Brunswick Terrace, the area is Hove’s architectural jewel.

The Lanes

Once the heart of the old fishing town of Brighthelmstone and now a unique shopping experience, Brighton's Lanes are an intricate maze of twisting alleyways with an extraordinary mix of antiques and jewellery shops, fashion boutiques, live jazz, restaurants and funky coffee bars...

North Laine and Cultural Quarter

Brighton's new Cultural Quarter offers a brand new city square and state-of-the-art library as its centrepiece. Surrounded by hundreds of colourful shops in Brighton's North Laine that mingle with cosy cafes, trendy restaurants and traditional pubs, it's easy to spend a morning or afternoon soaking up Brighton's vivacious vibe...

Kemp Town and Hanover

East of the city centre and stretching as far as Brighton Marina, Kemp Town is home to many of Brighton's smaller hotels and is a flamboyant mix of grand seafront crescents and elegant squares, with a bustling, lively village feel...

Seven Dials

Perched on a hilltop, north-west of the city centre, Seven Dials is a vibrant mix of trendy bohemia and suburban elegance. With the opening of the railway in 1841, its villas and terraces, parks and grammar schools soon followed...

Brighton Marina and Rottingdean

So much more than just somewhere to park your boat in one of Europe's largest marina's. Brighton Marina is home to a vast array of entertainment and the city's only outlet shopping centre...

Churchill Square and Western Road

A modern, innovative indoor shopping centre with over 85 high-street names under one roof, with lots more well-known stores and international style restaurants along Western Road...

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