Most of us tend to sample a seaside resort in the height of summer, but Brighton is a place that’s full of life all-year-round and it’s well worth a trip long after the beach weather has disappeared. Its vibrant centre is packed with attractions that are every bit as appealing in November as they are in July, so if you’re thinking of a visit in the coming months, we’ve highlighted five of your best options for autumn 2018.
British Airways i360
Brighton’s newest attraction is undoubtedly its most spectacular. You can take your Brighton experience to new heights as you glide gently up to this giant glass viewing pod which sits 450ft above the ground. It offers breath-taking 360-degree views the coastline, the city and the countryside beyond. Take a signature selfie and raise a toast to the scenery at the Sky Bar which offers ale, sparkling wine and gin from renowned local producers.
Globalls crazy golf
Crazy golf is always a family favourite in any trip to the seaside, but Brighton’s Globalls is next-level crazy. Set in the heart of Brighton Marina, this unique indoor course weaves between neon dinosaurs and Tropicana scenes in ultraviolet light, providing a magical experience for the kids and plenty of surreal sporting fun for adults. Visit over Halloween to see the course at its spookiest. Could you sink a pressure putt with a triceratops breathing down your neck? There’s only one way to find out!
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
If you want to add a rich blend of history, art and culture to your trip, the Regency splendour of the Royal Pavilion Gardens is home to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery featuring fascinating permanent galleries alongside a variety of autumn exhibitions. On display from October is Holbein’s famous painting, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), appearing as part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour. Also showing throughout autumn is Framing Fashion, a display of photographs by iconic African and European photographers providing a snapshot of African and African diaspora style from the last 60 years.
Brighton’s stylish casinos are always a safe bet for a memorable night out. They’re renowned for providing wider entertainment alongside the roulette wheels, slots and Black Jack tables. The Rendezvous at Brighton Marina includes the Waterside Bar & Brasserie offering a la carte dining all week and live acts on weekends. The seafront Grosvenor G Casino offers gaming lessons and you could also hone your skills online with an online casino affiliate to ensure that you’re ready to roll from the moment you arrive while barely breaking the bank.
Live entertainment venues
Brighton is renowned for the diversity of its cultural experience – if you’re looking to take in a live show, this is one of the UK’s best destinations.
The Brighton Centre is welcoming some big names in the run up to Christmas, including the Prodigy, Florence and the Machine and Jason Manford. The acclaimed Brighton Komedia offers music, cabaret, children’s theatre and all-conquering resident comedy shows. Proud Cabaret regularly features the UK’s best burlesque performers and the Grade II Theatre Royal Brighton is offering something for all ages this autumn, from Harry Hill’s Kidz Show to Evita and Fame the Musical. More intimate performance space can be enjoyed at Fringe Theatres such as the Marlborough and the Nightingale Rooms.
If you’re looking for a weekend adventure that encompasses a stunning spectacle, adrenaline, cultural sophistication, quirky fun and the thrill of a live performance, these five attractions have got you covered – they’re all weatherproof, so no amount of autumn rain can dampen your spirits!