A sea side resort town in East Sussex that is located some 47 miles south of London; Brighton is known for its amazing oriental architecture and vibrant gay community that is centred on Kemp Town. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town grew into prominence following the emergence of the village as a health resort in the 1750’s and the arrival of the railways in 1840’s. This led to the growth of the town as a weekend gateway for the Londoners and to the sobriquet ‘London–by-the–sea’. The town also ranks as an important center of education with both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton located there thereby attracting a lot of students from both within the country and abroad. With so many people -students and tourists making a beeline to Brighton every day, week and month throughout the year , the town abounds with several holiday rentals that have come up to meet the growing need of accommodation.
Besides spending some time near the beach and at the sea life centre aquarium- an underwater tunnel located adjacent to Brighton Pier and one of world’s oldest working aquarium, guests staying in Brighton All Short Term Lets can spend their weekend and holidays visiting other attractions such as:
• The Royal Pavilion - Designed in Oriental style by architect John Nash and built by then Prince Regent (later King George IV), the Royal Pavilion sold to the city in 1850 for £53,000 depicts an Indo-Saracenic architecture and Oriental decor. While the exteriors have an Indian theme, the interiors have a Chinese decor. Guided tours are available.
• St Bartholomew Church - Towering over Brighton is the neo gothic Anglican St Bartholomew’s Church- one of Europe's tallest churches (from floor to ceiling) located on Ann Street. Also notable is the Grade II listed St. Peter Church located in the city center.
• The Galleries of Fabrica, Lighthouse, Phoenix and Grand Parade- All are a contemporary art gallery that showcases the work of international artists as well as students.
• The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton Toy and Model Museum, and Brighton Fishing Museum – for those who love history and art.
Apart from these there are many other attractions that one can visit like the Volks Railway, the Old Steine and the Palace Pier and if possible participate in various festivals and events like the Brighton festival (in May); the Brighton Festival Fringe and the Brighton Pride etc that take place from time to time.
As most of these attractions are located near to the city center or in and around North Laine and Old Steine, it makes sense renting a holiday apartment near to these neighbourhoods so that one can explore these city landmarks at their convenience. Even guests staying in a service apartment in London can also visit Brighton for a day trip and admire its many attractions. All they have to simply take the train from London’s Victoria and London Bridge stations and be in Brighton in a hour or so. And if coming from Gatwick, be in Brighton in less than 30 minutes!