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Area Guide - Umi Hotel Brighton Seafront
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Our rooms are decorated in a fresh contemporary style, each have a flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, FREE Wi-Fi and FREE access to The Lanes leisure club and pool. Most rooms also offer an in room safe and trouser press.
Room service is available and nearly half of our rooms have breath-taking sea views where you can watch the world go by.
We are proud to offer Coffee Republic on site which offers full-strength espresso's to keep you awake during your long day of sightseeing to luscious lattes to linger over, there’s also a great variety of food to choose from too.
Theatrical décor sets the scene for your evening at the Little Bay Brighton, the restaurant’s first branch outside London. Beautifully framing the stunning sea views with decadent drapes, the restaurant has a fabulous atmosphere which is more than matched by its eclectic menu and great service with live Opera 7 days a week.
The following secure car parks offer Umi guests discounted rates. Please park in your chosen car park and bring the ticket/token issued to the hotel and mention on check in.
NCP Russell Road BN1 2DX
£15 for 24 hour stay
3-4 minutes walk from the hotel
RCP North Road BN1 1YR
£10.50 for 24 hour stay
7-8 minutes walk from the hotel
A Guide to Brighton
Brighton is probably one of the most popular seaside resorts in England, due to its close proximity to London and the excellent attractions and entertainment it offers. Full of bohemian spirit, Brighton is renowned for being artistic and avant-garde in every sense. There are also many Brighton hotels and B&Bs and to fully complement your stay, and suit a range of needs. Whatever your reason for visiting Brighton, you should not be disappointed.
Getting There and Away
Gatwick Airport is located 28 miles/ 45 km from central Brighton.
To and from Gatwick Airport:
Brighton’s main train station is located centrally (Queen's Road, Brighton, BN1 3XP) and sees direct trains arrive from London, the North West, the Midlands and South Wales.
Brighton’s main coach station for all national arrivals is Pool Valley Coach Station (11-12 Pool Valley, Brighton, BN1 1NJ), which is located by the seafront, close to the centre of town.
Brighton is a very compact city, making it really easy to get around on foot. Both the seafront and the city centre are within easy reach, being just a ten minute walk from each other.
Brighton has a reliable and extensive bus network with services all over the Brighton and Hove area. The service also includes night buses.
The main taxi ranks are located on East Street, Queen's Square and at Hove Town Hall.
Brighton BN1 1EE
April to September 09:30-17:45
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Booth Museum of Natural History
194 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5AA
Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
19 New Church Road, Brighton, BN3 4AB
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
Brighton Fishing Museum
Arch 201, Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB
Where to Stay
Whether you love the luxury of a 5 star hotel, the style of a small boutique hotel, or the home-from-home feel of a bed and breakfast; LateRooms has some fantastic accommodation deals available.
Where to Eat
Momma Cherri’s Big House
2-3 Little East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HT, +44 (0)1273 325305
1 Buckingham Place, Brighton, BN1 3TD, +44 (0)1273 885555
Mint Leaf Café
42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB, +44 (0)1273 323 824
7 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE, +44 (0)7710 161 562
77 Saint Georges Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1EN, +44 (0)1273 600992
Brighton’s nightlife is extensive and attracts a busy crowd, especially at the weekend. Whether you are looking for a relaxed glass of wine in a sophisticated bar, some hard-core clubbing, or a good old dance to some cheesy pop, you will not be short of places to go.
6 Rock Place, Brighton, BN2 1PF
Fortune of War
157 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB
33 Richmond Place, Brighton, BN2 9NA
214 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN2 9HJ
Black and White
Brighton Marina, Brighton, BN2 5WA
Theatre & Entertainment
Brighton has many entertainment venues whether you like dance, drama, comedy, or just a good West End style musical.
The Brighton Centre
Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR
Church Street, Brighton, B1 1UG
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Gardner Arts Centre
University of Sussex Campus, Brighton, BN1 9RA
44 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN
Brighton Fringe Festival
For the Kids
Brighton Toy and Model Museum
52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EB
Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00
Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1TW
FREE entry to pier, rides and attractions priced individually.
Brighton Sea Life Centre
Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TB
October to February 10:00-17:00
March to September 10:00-18:00
285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN
Easter to Mid September only
Single: Adult £1.50, Child £0.70
If you want to shop in Brighton, then expect to break away from the norm. While there is an outlet shopping centre and a good selection of high street stores, it is well worth perusing the famous 17th century Brighton Lanes, which offer over 300 individual shops specialising in all types of things. The Lanes ooze with culture and exoticism and really capture the true essence of Brighton.
Churchill Square Shopping Centre
Brighton, BN1 2RG
Brighton BN2 5WA
Gay & Lesbian
Brighton is well known as being the gay capital of the UK, and attracts many visitors every year due to its exuberant nightlife and flair for extravagance.
32-34 Old Steine Brighton BN1 1EL
7 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH
Charles Street Bar
8 Marine Parade, Brighton,
129 St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1TH
The Brighton Tavern
100 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AP
As well as great nightlife other dates for the calendar are:
Brighton Pride: Summer festival and parade
Brighton Pride: Winter festival