The precedence was set by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, between 1787 and 1823, when he built the most extraordinary Orientalist ‘folly’ in the seaside town of Brighton. It was extravagant and crazy and completely exotic; and he used this ‘beach house’ as it was intended… for pleasure.
Brighton’s reputation as a party town was set and it has never looked back. Fads like the ‘Rockers’ and the ‘Teddy Boys’ started here and world famous DJ’s such as Fatboy Slim have emerged from Brighton’s legendary rave scene.
But there’s more to this town than just a famous rave scene. Brighton has a vibe that combines Hippy Goa, Bali Hindu Chill and Ibiza techno glam… all in a place that’s less than an hour from London by train.
Tattoo parlours, body piercing, street musicians, hippy handcraft, East End geezers, Hare Krishna, afternoon tea, beer on the beach, vintage fashion, hen nights, dirty weekends with someone else’s wife or husband… it’s all part and parcel of Brighton.
If your idea of a perfect weekend is quiet walks through Arcadian countryside with your Wellies on; do not come here.