North Laine, Brighton

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#2 of 7 in Neighborhoods in East Sussex
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. Use our Brighton trip builder to arrange your visit to North Laine and other attractions in Brighton.
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  • 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 »
  • No high streets shops like in every major city. Here you can find really special shops. Lovely place to eat and drink.  more »
  • 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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During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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