Fun Things and Activities To Do in Brighton On a Budget.

Posted by: Miro | Post date: 14.01.22

Brighton, known also as a cool, coastal, more laid-back town, can offer amazing activities when you feel like exploring or just relaxing without having to break the bank.

No exaggerations, there must be a million things to do in Brighton – this seaside city is known as much for being the open-minded home to a large LGBTQ community as it is for its focus on creativity and the arts. It shows in just about every facet of the city, from the food to the nightlife, making it a super fun place to be.

We’ve crafted this insider’s guide to help explore fun activities on the budget whilst in Brighton.

Fish and chips on the beach

Whether you’re a local or just visiting Brighton, fish and chips on the beach is always a must! Bankers Traditional Fish & Chip Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants, but there are dozens to choose from. And if you haven’t tried it before, grab yourself a battered sausage as well.

Sit on the beach and admire the view of skeletal West Pier. It burnt down around 20 years ago, but it’s left a stunning structure and has become a major attraction in Brighton. Just watch out for those seagulls!

This location can quickly turn into a romantic sunset stroll if you time it right.

Brighton Open Market

Located in London Road, this place is one of the lesser-known attractions in Brighton that really sums up the creativity and hipster feeling of the city. The Brighton Open Market dates back to the 1880s, although it has changed quite a bit over the years.

This place is the go-to if you are into street food, high-quality local produce and arts & crafts. It’s often missed by tourists and gives travellers the chance to get to know the real Brighton.

Buzzing Brighton Lanes

They might not sound like much, but honestly, The Lanes is one of the coolest places to visit in Brighton. A series of winding alleyways and narrow pathways crisscrossing and threading through each other, this area of Brighton is a bustling nest of cool cafes, vintage stores, fashion boutiques and a ton of other shops that you never knew you needed.

If you have a sweet tooth, you will probably like Roly’s Fudge Shop in The Lanes. Fudge is a classic British sea-side treat, and you can watch it being made in the store.

Biking around Brighton

What better activity than exploring the town on two wheels. Simply hop on a bike at one of the many rent-a-bike stations and roam around exploring the city’s top sights. Biking past the Pavilion, through parks and to the seafront makes up for a scenic day out that everyone will enjoy.

Discover the Royal Pavilion

Planned by the de-facto royal ruler of the time, the Prince Regent, the Brighton Pavilion is a strange sight to see in such an otherwise very English setting. It’s a stunning building that sits right between Brighton centre and Kemptown.

Its breath-taking interiors can be accessed and viewed for a reasonable fee. However, if you don’t fancy going in, you can admire the Royal Pavilion’s exterior from the park just around the back. A perfect picnic spot!

Fun & Games at Brighton Palace Pier

At 120 years old and extending an impressive 525 metres out into the sea, Brighton Palace Pier is an absolute must when visiting Brighton. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or with kids, the Pier makes for a great day out. When heading inside you can discover old school arcade games which even in today’s high-tech era are great entertainment with a pinch of nostalgia.

There are also some amazing rides and roller coasters right by the sea, plus many classic fairground games and experiences.

Visit the South Downs National Park

Britain’s coastline is one of the most stunning ones out there and if you happen to be in Brighton you surely cannot miss it. Far from the image of a dreary, grey old country with not a lot going on, the South Downs National Park is nothing short of spectacular. This seascape lies just outside of Brighton and is known as the ‘Seven Sisters’ due to the undulating, seven white cliffs.

Visiting the South Downs National Park is easily one of the best things to do in Brighton. They can make a nice break from the city, and there are plenty of hiking opportunities further inland.

Comedy Night

If you’re not one for dancing in basement clubs or fancy a change from the pubs, then you might want to check out a comedy show in Brighton instead. And when we are speaking about budget activities this is really a steal! The cost per ticket can go as low as £1 (tickets vary for every event) but we assure you, your night will be filled with laughter and a good time.

This is only a shortlist of what Brighton has to offer. This remarkable place is full of colours and life and is definitely worth checking out. If you are looking for your ideal place to move in and Brighton has caught your eye, get in touch with one of our agents from Lawton & Dawe who will help you find the perfect place for you. Whether you are after property with the seafront view or the one with a central location close to restaurants and bars we will make sure to find your future home.