Brighton and Hove is a city on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. It is best known as a seaside resort and is positioned 47 miles south of London.
In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent (later King George IV) who spent time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion. Brighton continued to grow as a tourism centre following the arrival of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London.
Many of the major attractions were built in the Victorian era, including the Grand Hotel, the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the Palace Pier and the West Pier. The town continued to grow into the 20th century, expanding to join Hove in 1997 and officially becoming a city in 2000.
Main neighbourhoods include The Lanes / North Laine (famous, winding passageways central and popular with tourists with many old properties), Hove (well kept streets and squares with lots of the shops, fish market and excellent restaurants nearby) and Seven Dials (a Victorian village just north of the station).
Other neighbourhoods of note include Preston Park (near the city yet close to greenery, with lots of Victorian property stock), London Road (fast developing in recent years, with more modern housing and creative hubs), and Keptown (a lively area popular with the LGBTQ community)
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