Things to do – Bank Holiday Brighton

The bank holiday is upon us and Brighton is buzzing with excitement for the three day weekend. From food markets to Brighton’s best new art exhibitions, there really is no excuse for staying in this weekend.

This is our guide to Bank Holiday Brighton. Use this guide to guarantee you make the most of that bonus time away from your desk.

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Brighton is so saturated with things to do that it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Everyone’s day outcomes with different T&C’s and with our Great British weather, everything but predictable decisions is hard to make. For foodie based events, think rooftop gin bars, sparkling wine festivals and week-long cookery classes for teens. If the sun isn’t shining like we hope it will be, The Depot cinema in Lewes offers a great range of showings for all ages. For more foodie based inspiration, visit our things to do this summer in Brighton page.

With no alarms set for the three day weekend, why not skip breakfast and do brunch instead? Would you opt for pancakes stacked high with crispy bacon and drenched in maple syrup, a punchy shakshuka or just a warm buttery, flakey croissant? Here is a list of 20 publicly voted for brunch hotspots in Brighton to choose from. Looking for something a little extra? Bottomless brunches are a brilliant way to begin any celebration and you can find a list of the Brighton offerings here. For our full list of Brighton brunch hot spots, visit this page. 

The weather is looking promising for this weekend. In true Brit style then, we will all be heading to the nearest sun-drenched pub or bar to get our vitamin D fix while we can. Why not go a little fancier than a fake lawned courtyard? It is the holidays after all! Here is our list of rooftop terraces in Brighton for you to enjoy. Don’t forget the sun cream…

We all love the Brighton buzz, but if a sun-soaked three day weekend isn’t an excuse to jump in the car and head out of town, we don’t know what is. Quite literally less than a half an hours drive and you will reach the rolling hills of the South Downs, perfect for long walks with the kids and dogs in tow. Waiting to be discovered are also pubs hidden down winding country lanes, with gardens Brightonians can only dream off. Here are your favourites.

From classic combinations to genius remakes, Brighton’s cocktail bars are a great way to celebrate any occasion. Their lowly lit interiors, classy glasses and thoughtful drinks list’s make for an exclusive experience to share with loved ones this bank holiday weekend. We asked you to vote for your favourite, and here is the list of the top 20 for you to make your way through! If you want less exclusive and more inclusive, grab your gang and check out Lucky Voice for guaranteed LOLs.

What makes a good pub? The golden question. Everyone seems to have a slightly different answer and that is why Brighton’s eclectic mix of them makes for a perfect pub crawl. Check out our ‘pubs by area’ guide to set your itinerary. To soak up all the beer, don’t forget to schedule in some food. Choose from one of the top 20 in our BRAVO ‘Best Pub Grub’ catagory. You won’t be disappointed.

If pub gardens and craft workshops just won’t cut the mustard when it comes to feeding those hungry tummies, we have put together a list of our favourite family-friendly pit stops for you to enjoy. No matter where you are in our city, you are never far away from a welcoming smile that says ‘we are here to feed you and your busy brigade’.