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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for something a little stronger then there are many great pubs to visit including extremely popular The Dorset that attracts the city’s student population. BRAVO Best Brunch winner, Mange Tout is also a superb modern bistro and wine bar specialising in organic, low intervention wines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- The Lanes
- The Royal Pavilion
- Things to do in Brighton
- Things to do in Brighton with the kids
- Food and Drink events in Brighton
- 20% discount restaurants