Never Normal Brighton

The media tells us that all we have to look forward to is the new normal.

Brighton was Never Normal anyway. It’s a place that’s always offered escape. It’s always been different. It’s a city with more than a little bit of attitude. A home to free thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs, eccentrics and entertainers. We couldn’t do normal if we tried.

Join us as we introduce you to #NeverNormalBrighton…

It’s a place where glittered jumpsuits can be worn any day of the week.

Brighton Palace Pier

A city where zebras are part of the scenery.

zebra pays keyboard in the park

Where famous musicians adorn the side of a pub.

The Prince Albert pub
This fabulous mural is on the side of The Prince Albert pub on Trafalgar Street under Brighton Station.

Home to the Largest Arts Festival in England.

Brighton fringe performer
Brighton Fringe brings over 1000 events to the city every May

Each year dogs get their own day to swim at Saltdean Lido.

Dogs in sunglasses

You can wear a hat while sitting in a wood-fired sauna on the beach.

sauna on the beach

Don’t forget to look up when strolling through the North Laine

signage in the North Laine
Serious question – does anyone know what has happened to the big red shoe that was on top of the Dukes at Komedia?

Even visiting wildlife feel inspired to dance.

murmurations over the pier

Why play crazy golf when you can play glow-in-the-dark crazy golf with dinosaurs?

glow in the dark dinosaurs

It’s not just the wildlife that’s dancing, we even have Silent Disco Walking Tours…

Brighton Fringe
Day-Glow playsuit optional but highly recommended.

There’s an Upside Down House on the Seafront.

Upside down house on the seafront

Art can be found on the streets as well as the galleries…

Street art

The Dolphin Derby on the Pier is a Brighton rite of passage.

Dolphin Derby
“Roll the balls to get the scores – ride the winner, the prize is yours!”

You can swim in the sea any time of the year!Swimming by the Pier

If you want to dress like a Regency Dandy no one will stop you…

Regency costume
In fact, everyone will love you for it.

And finally, if Brighton has inspired you to dance in the street then do it!

dancing in the street
This is the fabulous Disco Bunny who can regularly be spotted spreading joy as he dances through the streets of Brighton

Originally published by Visit Brighton, reproduced with their kind permission.

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