FAQs about Brighton
When is the best time to visit Brighton?
The best time to visit Brighton for ideal weather is between May and October. However, Brighton has lots to offer in every season. There are lots of outdoor and indoor attractions and activities to enjoy for families, couples and groups.
What are the shop opening times?
The majority of shops in Brighton are open Monday to Saturday from 9 am till 6 pm, some shops are open till 8 pm on Tuesdays, on Friday and Saturday they are open till 7 pm. On Sunday the shops are open from 11 am till 4 pm. Churchill Square Shopping centre is open till 5 pm on Sundays.
What are the emergency phones in Brighton?
In an emergency for police, fire, ambulance or the coastguard call 999.
For non-urgent enquiries and advice, please contact:
NHS 111 call 111
British Transport Police call 0845 40 50 40
Crime Stoppers (24 hours) call 0800 55 51 11
Sussex police (24 hours) call 101
A&E Sussex County Hospital Brighton call 01273 696 955
Does Brighton have sandy beaches?
The sandy beach is around the Palace Pier and West Pier. The plans are to extend the sand’s reach along the Brighton coast towards Brighton Marina as well as Hove as well.
What are free attractions in Brighton?
There are plenty of things to see and do in Brighton for free such as visit Brighton beaches, South Downs National Park, Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Pier, Brighton Fishing Museum, The North Laines and a historic village called Rottingdean.
Where to park free in Brighton?
Brighton Marina offers free parking for 4 hours maximum stay.
Asda car park Brighton offers free parking for 4 hours maximum stay.
Free on-street parking in outskirts of Brighton
How much are buses in Brighton?
A standard single journey is £2.60 through Brighton & Hove area, from Shoreham in the west to Falmer and Saltdean in the east.
Short hop £2 in the central area of Brighton.
CentreFare is £2.20– a full map with all CentreFare Stops
citySaver is £5 (tickets aren’t valid on night buses)
networkSaver is £7 (tickets are valid on night buses)
Family networkSaver is £10 (up to 5 people minimum of 1 adult and a maximum of two adults can travel together for this ticket). When you purchase it in advance via Brighton & Hove buses app, the price is £9.
How much are taxis in Brighton?
For a journey with 1 to 4 passengers, the following tariffs apply:
Normal fare starts from £2.80
Late night each day between 9 pm and 6 am starts from £3.80
Late night each Friday night and Saturday night only between midnight and 6 am starts from £4.40
Christmas Day and Boxing Day between 9 pm 24 December and 6 am 27 December, New Year between 6 am and 10 am 1 January fare starts from £4.20
New Year between 9 pm 31 December and 6 am 1st January fare starts from £5.60
For a journey with 5 to 8 passengers, the following tariffs apply:
Normal fare starts from £4.20
Late night each day between 9 pm and 6 am starts from £5.70
Late night each Friday night and Saturday night only between midnight and 6 am starts from £6.60
Christmas Day and Boxing Day between 9 pm 24 December and 6 am 27 December, New Year between 6 am and 10 am 1 January fare starts from £6.30
New Year between 9 pm 31 December and 6 am 1 January fare starts from £8.40
Are pharmacies open all day in Brighton?
Boots pharmacy is open all day Monday to Saturday from 8 am till 8 pm and on Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. There is also Ashton Late Night Pharmacy open every day from 9 am to 10 pm. The address is 98 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3JD.