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More than 40 fascinating displays, from shrimp to sharks and octopus to eels, are housed in a magnificent Victorian aquarium. Sea Life Brighton also boasts England's longest walk-through underwater observation tunnel. Youngsters can enjoy close encounters with various species in the touch pools, while all the family can sit at the edge of a diving hatch to hear the story of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus. Full program of feeding demonstrations and a captivating collection of seahorses, one of the ocean's most fragile and endangered species.
Also known as the Wheel of Excellence and Brighton O, this Ferris wheel on Brighton’s seafront has been giving visitors circular, panoramic views of the region’s coastline since 2011. Tours guarantee at least three full rotations, and take air-conditioned capsules 50 meters (164 feet) above sea-level. Visitors can also book wine and champagne service, VIP “experiences”, and private wheel trips.
Opened just one year before the turn of the 20th century, Brighton Pier is the only pier in the city that remains operational to this day. It was the vision of architect R St George Moore and quickly garnered attention as one of the top attractions in Brighton. Not much has changed in the way of its popularity, and visitors continue to flock to the pier for its rollercoasters, trampolines, carousel, and other thrilling activities. The perfect locale for a fun-filled family day, Brighton Pier also offers seasonal attractions like a haunted house, as well as exciting special events from time to time. A bite at any of the onsite restaurants rounds out the perfect Brighton Pier experience.
Komedia is a popular haunt that presents comedy, theater, workshops and live music. The Krater Comedy Club takes place every Saturday and Sunday evening and presents a line-up of established and new comedians. There are two shows on Saturday, the later one is always a bit more raucous, but either is always a great night out. More informal performances are presented on Sunday. Komedia has also been presenting programming for children for over 20 years.
This small shop is divided into typical domains with horror and war titles running the length of the left-hand side and romantic novels, contemporary American novels and children's books shelved to the right. Children's books are especially good for early learners and can be bought for a very small amount. Superman, Star Trek and Manga cartoon strip comics are well kept in plastic covers. Toys include Star Wars models and Pokemon cards, which are sold separately. There are good cookery books and coffee table hardbacks and a table piled high of bargain buys.
This is the closest park to the city center and also the most picturesque and offering the widest variety of attractions - including open-air performances of Shakespeare plays in the summer. There is also an excellent children's play area, a cafe, tennis courts and a well-designed small lake, complete with ducks waiting to be fed. It is all landscaped with gentle hills and magnificent trees. It is a bit of a climb to get here from central Brighton though, so be warned.
Built and opened in 1883 by local inventor Magnus Volk, this was the first public electric railway in the UK. It runs from Brighton Pier to Black Rock, near Brighton Marina, considerably more than its original quarter-mile journey. The track is right next to the beach and it is a lovely little ride along the seafront in open-sided carriages. A long running and ever popular attraction.
Bring back beautiful memories of your childhood when you visit the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. This one of its kind museum houses various toys and two operational model railway layouts. Found in 1991, the museum is a prized tourist attraction and is home to period pieces from various manufacturers including Bing, Dinky, Bassett-Lowke, Meccano, Steiff and more. Visitors can also see the beautiful radio-controlled aircraft, antique toys and model train sets. The museum is also known to host many exhibitions.
An open, green space in Brighton, perfect for playing sports with friends, relaxing outside, or attending festivals and events held there. The Level is also home to a very popular skatepark, so there's always people trying out new tricks. This park and open space is very popular on nice days, full of people of all ages enjoying the outdoors.
The Duke of York's Cinema is Britain's oldest repertory cinema. An easy find, you cannot miss the sculpture of a woman's striped stockinged legs kicking up a fuss on top of the roof! This cinema is renowned for showing the smaller, low budget movies with a conscience. The theater often hosts film seasons featuring screenings of films by a particular director or country.
Near the Seven Dials area, St. Ann's Well Gardens have played host to hundreds of people for many years. They are popular with locals, especially those who enjoy tennis or bowls, as there is something for all ages here. In the wooded area near Furze Hill, there is a well-equipped playground. The Brocke Scented Garden for the Blind is so called due to the beautiful flowers. The cafe serves coffee, teas, soft drinks, snacks, fruit, cakes and ices. One may eat inside, although surroundings are fairly basic. In good weather sit outside and catch the sun.
Find over half a million insects and animals, 50,000 fossils, minerals and rocks, 30,000 plants and 11,000 books and maps dating back over three centuries at the Booth Museum of Natural History. The creation of ornithologist Edward Booth, it houses his collection of British birds displayed in recreated natural settings, together with butterflies and beetles, fossil fish and dinosaur bones. A must for the whole family. There is a small shop selling books and small gifts.