Brighton is an amazing city to visit - the vast beach and sea air make you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of London, even though you're only a short distance on the train away.
However, that's not to say that Brighton is nothing but beach walks and sea air. The city is packed with interesting establishments, many of which can be found within the North Laine area. This part of Brighton is renowned for being fun and exciting, and if you're visiting the city you'll probably want to spend as much time wandering around here as you do on the sand. We wanted to publish a guide highlighting North Laine and the best things to see and do in the area for 2023, let's get into the guide:
Where is North Laine?
You'll find The North Laine stretching along Trafalgar Street, Kensington Gardens, Sydney Street, Gardner Street and Bond Street. It's hard to believe it now, but at one point this area was considered to be a slum area, but now it is regarded by most as being as Brighton's bohemian and cultural quarter. If you're arriving from the railway station, you'll find Trafalgar Street under the bridge and down the hill to the right of the station exit. The artistic graffiti along the walls should let you know that you're heading to the right area.
What is the difference between 'The Lanes' and 'The Laines'?
What is there to see and do along North Laine?
Upper Gardner Street/Gardner Street
Also to see - London Road
Hiring push bikes and electric bikes in Brighton
- Cannonball Bikes - an excellent range of e-bikes to choose from, with options for people who want something simple or something more advanced. Prices start from £45 for a 4 hour rental
- All Bikes Electric - really affordable rental and great for a standard no frills electric bike, hire prices start from £35 per day
- Beryl Bikes - this scheme relaunched in early 2023 and seems to be sticking around unlike the previous scheme. Hiring a Beryl electric bike will cost you 15p per minute, which is quite handy if you're getting from A to B around the city. The bikes are rather clunky but still a good choice