The Lanes, Brighton

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A quaint city neighborhood of narrow alleyways, small boutiques, and cozy restaurants, The Lanes is widely regarded as a shopper’s paradise. This historic district, once the heart of a fishing town, hosts an eclectic mix of shops, tiny cafes, and lively bars. Buskers add a musical note to the scene as visitors from all corners of the globe explore this maze of twisting lanes, which follow the pattern of the old fishing town’s streets. Spend a lazy day here searching for one-of-a-kind gifts. Enjoy a meal and a drink at one of the area’s pubs, always teeming with friendly locals, and hosting regular musical events. Use our Brighton day trip planner to visit The Lanes on your trip to Brighton, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • In Brighton to go out at night, it's the perfect mile. Many pubs and restaurants, with tables outside. Some live music.
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  • Loved visiting these streets, with some quirky shops, lovely eating and drinking places and fun people. Really made Brighton a more enjoyable experience and worth going.  more »
  • Great place to look for a gold ring.The chocolate shops are really good. Wonderful shops but not as good as North Laine in Brighton.  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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