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If any one shop can sum up the atmosphere and mixture of people in Kemp Town, it is here. An eclectic collection of the fascinating, the rare, the ornamental and the just plain useless housed in a garish pink building. Over 60 independent stalls selling a variety of antiques (some genuine), furniture, bric-a-brac and collectibles are housed within these walls. There are no pressure salesmen, so it is worth a visit, even if you have no intention of buying anything.
Snooper's Paradise holds thousands of square feet of antiques, bric a brac and vintage clothing over two floors. There is a small Art Deco section on the first floor, which is worth visiting. The new-age club-wear looks slightly out of place in the window display, but it adds to the eclecticism of this Aladdin's cave.
Bristling with activity day and night, Kemptown epitomizes the spirit of Brighton: lively, colorful and slightly seedy. This area of town is full of good pubs, bric a brac and antiques shops, B&Bs and interesting churches. At the eastern end are Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent, stunning white Regency town houses which have been the home to, among others, Lewis Carroll and Ozzy Osbourne. Kemptown is also the spiritual home of the city's large gay and lesbian community.