If the capital seems a bit too busy to you there's the wonderful seaside town of Brighton just an hour south. The broad beach is backed by retro amusement arcades and regency-era constructions. But it's not just about the scenery, as stunning as it is.
Famous for being a party town, especially for its vibrant nightlife and welcoming LGBT community, Brighton is never short of things to do over the weekend. Whether you’re looking for a raucous cabaret night, the loudest concert or family-friendly things to do by the seaside, you can rest assured you’ll find something to keep you entertained.
Brighton is known for its strong cultural scene and is chock full of absorbing activities to do during the daytime. If you’re a culture head, why not look for events at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, or the city’s famous Royal Pavilion? While football obviously dominates Brighton’s sporting scene, there are alternatives, like watching Sussex CCC at the County Cricket Ground, catching a horse race at Brighton Racecourse or watching some athletics at Withdean Stadium.
The evening is where Brighton really comes alive, though, thanks to the town’s unrivalled nightlife. If comedy and theatre are your bag, take a look at who’s taking the stage at Komedia or catch the latest West End musical at the town’s Theatre Royal. For live music, venues like the Concorde2 and the Hope and Ruin will always have bands on. Once that’s done, you can dance your Friday and Saturdays nights away at nightclubs like Prizzm, the biggest nightclub in Brighton.