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From Brighton Pier to The Lanes, there are plenty of things to do in Brighton for the whole family.

There are so many things to do in Brighton, it can be difficult to know where to start. Far from a sleepy seaside town, this popular city is vibrant, colourful and boasts a busy cultural scene. Those who want to get some fresh air can walk along the seafront, while shopaholics can head to Churchill Square Shopping Centre and The Lanes. Other highlights include some of the finest Regency architecture in England, and the colourful beach huts at Hove.

Getting there couldn’t be easier with us, so read on to find out more about how to save money on your train fares, as well as digging deeper into all the things to do on Brighton days out.

Getting to Brighton

Every day out should be fun and relaxing, which is why we want to ensure that getting to Brighton is as easy as possible. Allow us to get you to this city in comfort, from a number of different locations.

Getting to Brighton from London Bridge is easy, so you can be out exploring in no time.

Our services run direct to Brighton from Bedford, stopping at central London stations including St Pancras International and London Blackfriars. There are also direct services starting from London Bridge. Save money on your fare by choosing to take advantage of one of our cost-cutting options. If you’re taking the family into Brighton to visit the Pier, up to four kids can travel for £2 each when travelling Off-Peak. Or, if you’re heading there with friends, make sure that you opt for our GroupSave tickets, which can provide great savings for parties of 3-9 adults travelling outside of the rush hour periods.

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Things to do in Brighton

If eating and drinking are on your list of things to do in Brighton, head to The Lanes for an eclectic mix of independent cafes, bars and restaurants. Don’t miss the award-winning Terre à Terre – it’s famous for taking vegetarian food to new heights. Brighton’s nightlife is equally varied, with beachside clubs alongside a thriving live music scene and an array of smaller pubs and venues.

Brighton Pier is an iconic seaside destination, with amusement arcades, rides, candyfloss – and yes, you can buy Brighton Rock. Hire a deckchair on the beach or check out the independent art and craft galleries in the arches, opening right onto the beach.

You can also search for upcoming events on the Visit Brighton website.

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You can buy Thameslink tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them from a ticket machine or ticket office at the station.