North Laine, Brighton

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Once a slum, North Laine is now a thriving cultural quarter. The most popular activity in the area is shopping, with cafe-hopping and theatergoing coming in as close runners-up. Recognizable boutiques reside next to funky secondhand stores and local shops. Both tourists and locals frequent these shops to keep themselves at the height of fashion on the coast of Brighton. Come ready to hunt for treasures at the many architectural salvage, used-book, music, and antique shops that fill the streets. Arrange to visit North Laine and other attractions in Brighton using our Brighton travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Wow! Emptied my bank account in the four or five lanes that make up the North Laines area. So much choice and was lovely to get a fab coffee to break up the shopping. My highlights were the snoopers p...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    No high streets shops like in every major city. Here you can find really special shops. Lovely place to eat and drink.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    If you like high street shops stick to Churchill Square. If you want alternative, amazing one off finds then head to the north laines. They are fantstic for rummaging and wandering. A must do of Brigh...  more »

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