Things to do for couples in Brighton include everything from scenic, walkable and quaint shopping lanes to couples massages, fine dining, clubs and excitement. The two of you will find lanes filled with buskers and gift and souvenir shops. You will experience the ultimate in relaxation as you get massages and mani-pedi treatments. Beautiful green space awaits to be explored, lined with colourful flower beds.

    In the evenings, bars and pubs offer a vibrant nightlife scene. You’ll find art galleries, quaint pubs, rolling countryside and waterfront cruises, as well as many interesting, fun, exciting and romantic things to do on your couples’ holiday. Check out the best things to do for couples in Brighton.


    The Lanes

    Explore the historic quarter’s shops and eateries

    The Lanes is the historic quarter of Brighton, filled with houses that date to the 16th and 17th centuries, walkable lanes, pubs, arts and crafts shops, and small restaurants. While here, you can visit The Cricketers, among the oldest buildings in the city centre and the pub immortalised in the novel 'Brighton Rock'. The neighbourhood is also loaded with indie antique and jewellery shops, arts and crafts stores, designer galleries, boutique shops and gift shops.

    While here, you’ll also find a wide array of outstanding sit-down restaurants, traditional pubs, quaint tea rooms and cafes. It’s easy to spend an entire holiday just exploring this city centre region.

    Location: Brighton, UK


    Devil's Dyke

    See one of the region’s natural wonders

    • Couples
    • Photo
    • Adventure

    Devil’s Dyke on the South Downs is legendary for its beauty, offering a rolling green, undulating countryside where you can rest and recharge from the hustle and bustle. This is a spot where couples and families have picnics and capture stunning views for their Instagram feeds. Far in the distance, you can see the Isle of Wight. Ice cream vans offer cool sweet treats to sightseers.

    The dyke is a vast gorge that slices through the region, lined with green grass and a scenic, naturally worn walking path at its base. It emerges at Poynings Lake, surrounded by a chain of quaint, pretty houses. It’s just 25 minutes north of the city centre.

    Location: Devil's Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 8YJ, UK

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +44 3448 001895


    Brighton sunset cruises

    See the city from the harbour and waterfront

    • Couples
    • Photo
    • Adventure

    Brighton sunset cruises offer a spectacular and spellbinding way to see the region as you cruise along the coastline and look at the skyline from the water. Whether you choose to take a group cruise or a private sailing cruise, it’s the ultimate in romance to enjoy the scenic skyline on one side and a fantastic array of red, orange, pink and purple colours as the sun sinks slowly below the horizon on the other.

    A wide range of sunset cruises are available in town, leaving from ports along the waterfront. Some are on full luxury yachts with entertainment and meals. Others are simple sailboats where you can pack a snack and wine and just be with your partner.

    Location: UK



    Walk a historic coastal port town

    Shoreham-by-Sea is a coastal port town offering scenic photo opportunities, walkable lanes, historic buildings and a quaint, old-world city centre area. If you enjoy history, you’ll find plenty to see and explore here, including St. Nicolas’ Church, the Shoreham Town Hall, St. Mary de Haura Church and more. At Shoreham Beach, you can walk a scenic coastal shingle spit that makes for fantastic selfie spots to highlight your social media feed.

    Nature walks abound, including Shoreham Bank, also called Mill Hill, a famous spot for viewing butterflies. Other notable spots include the Rest and Be Thankful stone, Thundersbarrow Hill and the Crooked Moon Hedge. It’s 15 minutes west of the city centre.

    Location: UK


    Brighton couple spas and saunas

    Get pampered in the lap of luxury

    • Couples
    • Luxury

    Brighton couple spas and saunas allow the two of you to relax, recharge and be pampered in the lap of luxury while being treated like royals. Many hotels and resorts offer spas whose treatments vary from basic massages to saunas, Jacuzzi-style hot tubs, mani-pedi treatments and full health facilities. Many also offer gourmet restaurants and art installations to make the sense of luxury more all-encompassing. Even better, a great many of these spa and resort offerings don’t require membership or lodging to make use of their facilities.

    The hotels in this town range from full-featured all-amenity resorts to quaint 19th-century bed-and-breakfast establishments. Just seek out the spa facilities that appeal to you, and book an appointment.

    Location: Brighton, UK


    Preston Park

    Spend time in a vast urban park

    • Couples
    • Adventure

    Preston Park is among the largest urban parks in Brighton, offering the opportunity for sports, picnics, quiet relaxation or just strolling the lanes hand-in-hand. The park is also regularly used for circuses, fairs, live music, entertainment and family community day events. It’s also home to the Preston Twins, two of the oldest, largest elm trees in the entire world. The park is always open, so whenever you need a break from the hustle and bustle, you can come down.

    Two onsite cafes–the Chalet Café and Rotunda Café–are open in the afternoons for tea and light snacks. The park is easy to access from the city centre. It’s only a 10-minute drive to the north.

    Location: Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 6SD, UK

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +44 1273 292929


    Bohemia Brighton

    Hit a swinging club in the historic city centre

    • Couples
    • Nightlife

    Bohemia Brighton is a bar and club offering elegant surroundings in a historic building dating to the 19th century in the heart of the city’s historic centre. The venue has several areas you can visit depending on the experience you’re looking for. The Grand Café downstairs is open all day, while the first-floor Late Lounge stays open into the wee hours on weekends, with DJs spinning the latest hits as you lounge in booths upholstered with faux crocodile skin. The Rooftop Garden and Terrace allows you to overlook the city.

    It’s worth trying the house cocktails like the Lavender Cobbler, Brighton Fizz or White Delight. This club is a lively and vibrant spot with a hopping crowd and dapper servers.

    Location: 54-55, Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB, UK

    Open: Sunday–Thursday noon to 1 am, Friday–Saturday noon to 3 am

    Phone: +44 1273 777770


    The Lion and Lobster

    Visit one of the city’s most venerable pubs

    • Food
    • Couples
    • Nightlife

    The Lion and Lobster is one of the most venerable pubs in Brighton and offers outstanding eats, cosy surroundings, and plush, vintage décor. This is an old-school neighbourhood public house with rich mahogany furnishings and brass trim with roaring wood fireplaces. It offers a homey feeling whether you’re in one of the 2 bar rooms, regency dining rooms or one of the outdoor terraces.

    The ale selection includes both local and imported craft beer, and the food has the look and taste of home cooking. Large gatherings have plenty of room to spread out, while intimate moments together can be had in the many nooks and crannies. It’s just 10 minutes west of the city centre.

    Location: 24 Sillwood St, Brighton BN1 2PS, UK

    Open: Friday–Saturday noon to 1 am, Sunday noon to 11 pm, Monday–Thursday noon to midnight

    Phone: +44 1273 327299


    photo by Ian S (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified


    Rockwater Hove

    Capture waterfront views at a boutique bar

    • Couples
    • Nightlife
    • Photo

    Rockwater Hove is one of the most popular rooftop terrace bars not just in Brighton, but in all of Sussex, offering Western Esplanade seafront views and an upscale experience. The bar has been billed as the ultimate boutique bar and restaurant experience, with a serene terrace offering walk-in dining (no reservations necessary). The menu features locally sourced food from seafood platters to charcuterie to vegetarian and vegan options. The cocktail, wine and beer list is expansive, and the entire restaurant can cater to any experience.

    The restaurant is something of a community hub for locals, and visitors adore the welcoming vibe and stellar views. It’s only 15 minutes west of the city centre along the coast.

    Location: Western Esplanade, Hove BN3 4FA, UK

    Open: Friday–Saturday 7 am to 1 am, Sunday–Thursday 7 am to midnight

    Phone: +44 1273 091166



    Catch a live show with a freshly prepared meal

    • Couples
    • Nightlife

    Komedia is one of the town’s premier entertainment venues, offering a diverse collection of arts and entertainment programmes from comedy to live music to children’s theatre and beyond. Every year, the venue hosts over 700 performances covering all aspects of the performing arts. You can catch a cabaret show and some of the best stand-up comedy performances in the region by comedians from all over the world. It has won the Chortle Comedy Award for Best Venue in the South 17 times.

    The club has 2 vibrant performance spaces with flexible setups and serves freshly prepared full meals from its kitchen at most seated shows. Upstairs, a cinema lets you catch a movie. It’s in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN, UK

    Phone: +44 1273 647100


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