Built in 1899 the Brighton Pier has been a popular seaside destination ever since and is one of main landmarks in the city at over 500 meters in length.
Buy an ice cream or a portion of chips and venture onto the pier for a leisurely walk. You will find traditional attractions including fairground rides and arcade machines, as well as a place to sit and enjoy the views with a hot or cold drink.
There are also two licensed premises available, so why not relax in Victoria’s bar or watch the latest sporting events and live music in Horatio’s. If you’re hungry then both bars serve food, or there’s a fish and chip restaurant on the pier too along with numerous burgers, hot dogs, sweets etc for something on the move.
As well as being popular amongst visitors and locals, Brighton Pier has also featured on the big screen in films such as “Carry on at Your Convenience”, The Who’s “Quadrophenia”, “Sweeny Tod: The Demon Barbour of Seville” and many more.
The pier is open 7 days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day) and is free to enter.
Fairground rides and attractions are open 10am to 22pm (closing 9pm Sundays)
Victoria’s Bar is open 9am to 9pm, whilst Horatio’s is open from midday to 11pm (8pm Sundays)
Opening times for eateries and other entertainment vary, so best to visit during the daytime hours to make the most of your journey.
The pier does become busier during the summer months, however take advantage of buying wristbands online for unlimited access to the rides and check local listings for any special events.
Nearest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick, which is only a 30-minute train ride away. The pier itself is also easily accessible on foot at a short 15-minute walk from the train station, or the number 14 and 27 busses stop right outside.
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Along the seafront you will find the Sea Life Brighton aquarium, big wheel and viewing platform, or take a ride on the Volk’s Electric Railway. A short walk towards Hove and out in the water stands the remains of Brighton’s second pier, although out of bounds to the public it too remains a famous landmark.
Slightly away from the water and you will find the famous Brighton Lanes, with an array of shops and restaurants. There’s also the Royal Pavilion and numerous bars and music venues around the city making for a fantastic holiday destination.
For more information about Brighton Pier, including: Brighton Pier opening times, history, rides and attractions, wristbands or places to eat and drink, please contact the venue directly here. For more information on travelling around Brighton, or other things to see and do visit here .
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