Our most recommended things to do in Brighton

Brighton: Brighton i360 Ticket

1. Brighton: Brighton i360 Ticket

Enjoy views across Brighton, the South Downs and the Sussex coastline from a fully enclosed futuristic glass pod. Learn about the many area landmarks seen from Brighton i360. Enjoy a drink at the Nyetimber Sky Bar, serving a range of local drinks including Nyetimber, an award-winning sparkling wine. Visit the beach building for the Brighton i360: How it Was Built exhibition. Enjoy a hot drink or bite to eat at our café with beach views, or browse the Brighton i360 shop for a range of gifts and souvenirs, many created by local Brighton artists.

London: South Downs White Cliffs Day Trip with Train Tickets

2. London: South Downs White Cliffs Day Trip with Train Tickets

Embark on a day tour to South Downs National Park from London and admire the beauty of England's stunning southern coast and sprawling green hills. Visit notable landmarks including the Devil's Dyke, Seven Sisters Country Park, and Beachy Head on a guided tour.  In the morning, meet your guide at London Bridge station and catch the train to Brighton, using your pre-booked return train tickets. Upon arrival in Brighton, climb aboard the luxury minibus for your adventure for the day. Arrive in the South Downs National Park and first visit Devil's Dyke to admire the views across the lowland weald. Learn from your guide about how the landscape was formed over thousands of years, as well as how Devil's Dyke got its name. Make your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines, or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be the lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches, snacks, coffee, and tea. Continue along quiet country lanes to the Seven Sisters Country Park. Make a short stop to visit the Neolithic carving known as the Longman of Wilmington. Next, enjoy a guided walk along Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white chalk cliffs. Travel to Birling Gap and see the results of accelerated coastal erosion. Arrive at Seaford Head to enjoy the iconic view of the Seven Sisters, one of the most famous viewpoints along England's southern coast. Your guide will then take you on a leisurely walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs. Finally, hop back on the bus and be returned to Brighton where you will catch the train back to Central London.

Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

3. Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

Join a tour of Brighton's Royal Pavilion, the most iconic building with an admission ticket. Learn about its colorful history stretching back 200 years while visiting the preserved rooms, gardens, hospital, and more. Immerse yourself in history at the Brighton Royal Pavilion. Tour a landmark that has served as a civic building, a First World War hospital, and more. Take a stroll in the landscaped gardens, walk-in royal footsteps in the many preserved rooms, and admire a huge number of royal artifacts. Make your way through the lavish staterooms on the ground floor including the banqueting room, the music room, the magnificent recently restored saloon, and the great kitchen. Explore further rooms upstairs, including Queen Victoria's bedroom. Learn about the use of the building as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during the first world war.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

4. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your guide at the conveniently-located Brighton pick-up point. Board an airconditioned vehicle with plenty of space. Relax as you take in views of rolling chalk hills that were created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Admire stunning views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created from your guide. Visit Middle Farm, a traditional farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years. If Middle Farm is very busy we will take our lunch stop at the nearby village of Alfriston, with a variety of cafes and 14th century pubs.  Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs. Pass through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs.  Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Head to Seaford Head for the iconic views of the Seven Sisters.

Sea Life Brighton Admission Ticket

5. Sea Life Brighton Admission Ticket

Discover the ocean by day and night and see the UK’s largest selection of sharks and rays under one roof. Dance along the bio-florescent tropical shore and marvel at the beauty of coral reefs. Explore the caves of the deep and imagine yourself as a lionfish. Journey through the underwater tunnel or marvel at the floor to ceiling viewing window! Also, see amazing Black Tip Reef Sharks, Zebra Sharks, Bloch Tail Sting Rays as well as many other tropical fish species.

City Sightseeing Brighton: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

6. City Sightseeing Brighton: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Brighton is one of the south-coast's most popular resorts, with something for all the family. Take a 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus tour to discover the flavor of this city. The Brighton City Sightseeing Tour has a thoroughly entertaining commentary with fascinating facts and figures that even some of the locals don't know. The tour takes in many highlights including the Pier, Brighton i360, Royal Pavilion, Marina and the main shopping areas. Red Route: Stop 1 - Palace Pier Stop 2 - Brighton i360 Stop 3 - Grand Avenue Stop 4 - Hove, Palmeira Square Stop 5 - Seven Dials Stop 6 - Brighton Station (Stop B) Stop 7 - Clock Tower (Stop N) Stop 8 - Brighton Pavilion (Stop F) Stop 9 - The Level Stop 10 - Racecourse Stop 11 - Brighton Marina Stop 12- Paston Place

From London: Brighton & Seven Sisters Small-Group Tour

7. From London: Brighton & Seven Sisters Small-Group Tour

Leave the city crowds behind and indulge in a relaxing experience through the southeastern coast of England. Drive out of London and into lush beachside landscapes on a scenic route. Visit the famous Seven Sisters cliffs, then enjoy plenty of free time in the picturesque town of Brighton. Begin the day by departing London and traveling through the beautiful scenery of South Downs National Park. Make a stop in Alfriston, one of the prettiest villages in the region, before arriving at the seaside to visit one of the most recognizable sights of Britain’s coastline: the Seven Sisters. Admire a stunning sequence of seven undulating chalk cliffs. Absorb the breathtaking sea views, take a bracing walk along the coastal path, and stop for incredible photo opportunities along the way. Get back on the road on the way to Brighton. Reach the charming town by early afternoon and have some free time to explore. Wander along The Lanes, a collection of quirky narrow streets home to a variety of shopping and eateries. Grab a bite or head over to the famous Royal Pavilion, once the exotic seaside residence of King George IV. Take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront to unwind after a long day and discover the vibrant Palace Pier. Finally, get back on board for the return trip to London.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters Boat Tour

8. From Brighton: Seven Sisters Boat Tour

Experience an unforgettable 1.5 hour boat journey along the stunning Sussex Coast to marvel at the majestic Seven Sisters Cliffs from the sea! Located a short drive from Brighton or Eastbourne, you'll embark from Newhaven Marina and explore centuries-old sites, hearing captivating tales from the past. Soak up the breathtaking views of the eroding cliffs and look out for local wildlife like seals, porpoises and a kittiwake colony. Making the most of the journey we will listen to music as we return to Newhaven in a blaze of glory! An unforgettable experience not to be missed!

From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

9. From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

Meet in central Brighton and travel by executive modern coach to the nearby city of Portsmouth. Learn about Britain's naval history before traveling to the Isle of Wight via the Wightlink Ferry. Get a great photo of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower and its historic dockyard as you depart. Arrive in Fishbourne, Isle of Wight at noon. Take a scenic 20-30 minute drive to the charming village of Godshill. Upon arrival, discover its medieval church and see its 500-year-old thatched cottages, tea shops, and the Model Village. Explore the village with your guide and learn more about local history. Continue to Alum Bay, famous for its multi-colored sand cliffs and "the Needles". Choose between a chairlift ride (optional extra charge) or a walk down the steps to the picturesque beach. Lots of activities for children and families too! Enjoy the views of this scenic location, with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. After some time here, travel back from Fishbourne for a 6:20 PM ferry back to the mainland, followed by a drop-off in Brighton.

From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

10. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

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It was a brilliant trip. I was there end of 2023. Tom picked us up from London and took us to Brighton via train. He was thoroughly entertaining and informative. Then he handed us off to Paul. Paul is a true local wikipedia. He showed us all the spots in the itinerary and gave us deep background of them, along with his personal experiences around these places. The stop for lunch at a local working farm was a nice change of pace and we had great food. I highly recommend this tour

A really fun day trip that was well planned and unfolded exactly as advertised. My only recommendation would be to suggest wearing hiking shoes and to provide an update on weather conditions the day before. A great excursion and one of my favorite in all of my traveling

We will never forget our trip with Paul! Paul was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and led a lovely tour that was well planed and executed! It was very much worth the price and the views were breathtaking!

Excellent! The tour was very organized and both of our guides are knowledgeable and amazing. They made sure to make our trip memorable. The most reliable tour company I’ve had in UK.

Really good organized. Thanks a lot for both guider of the trip.