North Laine Brighton – Representing Brighton’s Evolution

Brighton North Laine is a popular area of central Brighton for shopping, eating and everything in between.

A strong Bohemian presence, all the vegan and vegetarian cafes you could wish for, all the vintage clothing and up-cycling stores and much more. It really is an amazing part of Brighton to visit.

Centred around the busy Kensington gardens and Royal Pavilion gardens, this area draws in all the sightseers, it attracts culture vulture, music fans and more.

Graffiti - North Laine Brighton

The North Laine Brighton – Location

Directly below Brighton train station, the North Laine represents Brighton’s evolution into a trendy and artistic city and draws thousands of tourists every year.

The area is known for its range of independent retailers, stocking everything from vintage clothing and furniture through to bonsai trees and speciality teas. With over 400 independent retailers packed into these streets, you can head here for a new outfit, tattoo and haircut before enjoying a night out in the city.

Brighton North Laine

Where to eat and drink

Day and night the area is packed with people meeting with friends and loved ones to enjoy the buzzing streets that make up The North Laine. It is not to be confused with The Lanes; which is not called the South Laines, or South Lanes as Brighton people will get very offended over such matters.

North Laine Brighton - sign post

It is a great place to lunch, with cafés such as The Flour Pot Bakery, Small Batch Coffee Roasters and Trading Post Coffee the ideal spot for some coffee and a light bite.

Flour Pot bakery Brighton Beach
Pictured: The Flour Pot Bakery

If you are looking for something a little stronger then there are many great pubs to visit including the extremely popular The Dorset that attracts the city’s student population or bistro and bar, Kooks another popular choice.

Exterior of Kooks Brighton

Relatively new to Brighton’s North Laine and situated on Trafalgar Street is Manjus which is making waves around Brighton and nationally. Describing themselves as vegetarian indian street food, they are one to look out for, with 83 year old Manju at the helm.

Manju of Manjus's - Indian vegetarian

Drinks in the North Laine

The North Laine has many other options, and you can always find somewhere new and exciting to eat out each time you visit. If pubs are not your thing you could pay Ten Green Bottles a visit for some superb wine or try L’Atelier du Vin for some seriously tasty vintage cocktails, quality wines and speakeasy vibes.

Cocktails at L'Atelier Du Vin

Art, music and plenty of laughs

The North Laine is one of Brighton’s more colourful and lively areas. It reflects the city’s independent spirit through its shops and restaurants.

Graffiti - North Laine Brighton

With a number of venues and galleries also located in the area you can take in a gig or some alternative comedy during your visit. Any visit to Brighton would not be complete without a visit to the North Laine, whatever you want can be found here and also many things that cannot be found anywhere else.

Here are a few useful links Brighton which may be of interest.

North Laine area of Brighton