Posted on 8th February 2017 by Jazsmine.Stroulger in News

One of the best things about hosting a great big search marketing conference in Brighton is that it gives you the excuse to come to one of the UK’s best seaside resorts. With the training on the Thursday and conference on the Friday you’d be mad not to stay an extra night or two and explore.
So me and the rest of the brightonSEO team have got our heads together and compiled a list of the essentials on any Brighton to-do list.


Touristy Highlights

Lots to see in the North Laine, it’s also only 2 minutes walk from the station.

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South Lanes – not quite as varied and bohemian but full of jewellery shops and decent gift shops  – and nearer the venue…

If the sun is shining enjoy the view from 138 metres high at the i360. They call it a vertical cable car, we like to think of it as glass elevator with a bar inside.

Go and visit the The Royal Pavillion, the true icon of Brighton.

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Enjoy some decadent doughnuts at the Brighton Pier. And they have a pretty decent selection of arcade machines.


Food near the conference

If seafood is your thing … Riddle & Finns

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If someone fancies seafood and you fancy steak … The Salt Room

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Feel like a burger or ribs? Head to the Walkabout or Smokeys.


For vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free check out Food for Friends

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Does a Thai curry sound good?

How about Italian?


Drinks near the conference

On the seafront, head to the Tempest Inn

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or Fortune of War, just across the road from the Brighton Centre.

There’s an Irish pub not far from the venue.

Head here and enjoy a drink on their terrace.

Cocktail anyone?


Live music and dancing

The Green Door Store near the station

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Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

The Mesmerist

Concorde2 on the seafront.

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The Haunt


Alternative things to see and do …

The worlds oldest operating electric railway – The Volks

Image courtesy of Dr Neil Clifton

Intimate venue serving delicious cocktails – Black Dove

Need a laugh? Head to Komedia

Chocolate sculptures and treats at Choccywoccydoodah

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A different kind of cinema

Grab some homely food and entertainment at Bom-Bane’s


Snoopers Attic

Brighton Flea Market
Brighton Marina Sunday carboot
Sunday carboot at the race course
Upper Gardner Street

Off the beaten track

Devil’s Dyke
Take the 77 open-top bus from central Brighton.

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Undercliff walk
From Brighton Marina you can walk along the undercliff walk, all the way to the village of Rottingdean which was a Saxon settlement, and has a number of lovely old pubs and stand-out fish and chips. There’s also a good café along the way at Ovingdean offering tea and cake with stunning sea views. Come up one of the stairs along the way to catch a bus back to Brighton.

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Fishermans Walk / Juggs Road
Fancy a taster of the South Downs Way? This ancient path from Brighton to historic near-by Lewes has been used by traders and smugglers for hundreds of years and offers lovely views out to sea and inland. You can catch the train back from Lewes to Brighton. Sensible footwear and clothing recommended.

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