The Lanes Brighton – Iconic & Historic

The Lanes Brighton are one of the city’s most iconic and popular tourist attractions and should not be confused with the North Laine.

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Twittens and Catcreeps – The Lanes Brighton

The twisty and narrow series of passages were once the heart of the historic fishing village of Brighthelmstone, that eventually grew to become the vibrant and colourful city we now know and love. The series of twittens and catcreeps are packed with boutique shops and art galleries that make up some of the best shopping in the area.

The Lanes Brighton - Hotel Du Vin facade

Obviously, shopping is tiring work, and The Lanes has the answer for this with a number of great pubs, cafés and restaurants for thirsty shoppers to stop at.

Where to Eat in Brighton’s Lanes?

Among these is the city’s most highly acclaimed restaurant 64 Degrees, and one of the country’s top vegetarian restaurants Terre a Terre.

Terre à Terre, Vegan review, vegetarian restaurant, Brighton - The Lanes Brighton

Other highlights in the area include Italian specialists Edendum, French restaurant Petit Pois, Chinese restaurant Gars and Indian food from Curry Leaf Café, Chaulas and Indian Summer.

PlacIvana and David at Petit Pois - the lanes brighton

Vibrant and Diverse

The Lanes are a vibrant and diverse area of the city that locals and tourists flock to on a daily basis. Their appeal is clear to see, and many an hour can be spent browsing the shops and galleries or just taking in the atmosphere of this historic location.

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For this reason, they are also a great place to sit back and watch the world go by. Everyone likes to indulge in a spot of people watching, and the Lanes are a superb place to do this. Much like the rest of Brighton, the area is blessed with a number of cafés such as The Trading Post Café or Julian Plumart where a coffee and quick bite to eat can be enjoyed with friends whilst watching the world go by.

Julien Plumart Brighton - Best Tea and Cake Brighton restaurant awards BRAVO - the lanes brighton

Brighton’s Lanes at Night

In the evening the area takes on a new persona. Gone are the shoppers and sightseers and in their place you will find revellers enjoying a night out, moving from pub to bar through the twittens and alleyways.

Bartender at the Black Lion - The Lanes Brighton

When the sun goes down you can get a real feel for the area, the change in light brings out a new and exciting character that enhances any evening out. Many great pubs can be located within the Lanes, each with their own rich history and feel. The Black Lion is a popular spot day and night, the same can be said of 32 Duke’s Street, and neighbouring pub The Cricketers is a slice of Brighton history.

Interior at Duke Street Brighton - the lanes brighton

For something a little more refined The Coach House, HarBar and Hotel Du Vin can all be found in the Lanes.

Cricketers, Black Lion Street, Brighton Pub - The Lanes Brighton

Cultural, Shopping or Pleasure

Any visit to Brighton must take in the Lanes as one of its highlights. Whether the purpose of your visit be cultural, shopping or pleasure; you will certainly be able to find something of interest here. The area is as iconic as Brighton Pier or the Pavilion, and with such a variety of shops, restaurants and eateries on offer it is a reflection of city in one small area of narrow alleys and cobbled walkways.

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