Brighton is a town on the coast of the English Channel in the county of East Sussex and, together with the immediately adjacent Hove the Unitary Authority Brighton and Hove. Brighton is the largest and most famous seaside resort in England. The independent, but spatially-knit communities in Brighton, Hove and Portslade joined together in 1997 to Brighton & Hove, in 2001 the status of a city was. Unlike the old City’s so-called Millennium cities like Brighton & Hove but do not have all the privileges of the royal city, like a bishop’s seat. Brighton has some 156,000 inhabitants.
To the east of Brighton is the marina. The marina was originally only a harbor, which lay in front below the chalk cliffs. Since he was not used sufficiently, they put some dry port facility. Now there is in the marina next to the actual port of a supermarket, a cinema and plenty of pubs and restaurants. Brighton is home to many musicians, including The Kooks, Fatboy Slim, The Go! Team and the mirrors. Brighton is regarded as the founding city of the big beat.
Every year in May hosts the Brighton Festival. It is the largest arts festival in the United Kingdom to Edinburgh. The festival offers almost everything to offer the art scene in Britain and it attracts some 500,000 visitors to Brighton. In the so-called “Artist Open House” concept artists open their own houses for the public and exhibit their works of art.
In Brighton, there are several museums. These included the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, the Booth Museum of Natural History, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the Brighton Fishing Museum on West Pier. Also this includes the Royal Pavilion, the most exotic palace in Europe. The city offers a varied cultural program. These include the Brighton Dome Theatre, the Comedia and the Theatre Royal. There are also other smaller theaters such as the Marlborough Theatre and Nightingale Theatre.
Brighton is a very moderepräsentierende city. So there are a number of smaller and larger department stores. Due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere of Brighton is also known as “London by the Sea.” Because of the calm attitude and unconventional way of life in the seaside resort of Brighton is also popular with more and more homosexuals. Sun Brighton has one of the highest gay populations in the UK. The scene focuses on the Kemptown district, so that known as Kemptown Brighton’s Gay Village. Most, also mentioned in the guide, clubs and pubs in the gay community are located in the St. James Street and Kings Road.