The seaside resort town of Brighton is packed full of exciting things to do, but one of the most alluring aspects of this community is its extensive range of shopping opportunities. You can find just about anything, from souvenirs and clothes to handmade crafts and custom jewellery, so everyone will be able to find something to their liking. 

    Even antique shops are relatively common in this UK town – you just have to know where to go. We've compiled a list of Brighton's best places to shop, which include modern malls, local markets and shopping streets you should check out on your trip.


    Marina Square

    Speciality shops and cute cafes lining the city's waterfront

    Marina Square is a section of the Brighton Marina that's packed with cafes and shops for people to enjoy. There are speciality stores all along the waterfront offering clothes, crafts, and jewellery. You can even find fresh produce stands if you're looking to try some cooking of your own or you just want a fresh piece of fruit to enjoy while you shop. 

    A day at Marina Square lets you take in the backdrop of the waterfront, where you can enjoy scenic views and casual shopping in Brighton. 

    Location: The Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5WA, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 693636


    photo by Paul Gillett (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified


    Churchill Square Shopping Centre

    One of the largest malls in Brighton

    • Shoppers

    Churchill Square Shopping Centre is one of the biggest malls in Brighton. You can find around 85 shops across 3 floors within an open-air space.  While most are popular chain stores, you can find a few unique establishments. 

    Dining options include a food court on the top floor, along with familiar outlets like Krispy Kreme, McDonald's and Costa Coffee. Located in Russell Place, Churchill Square Shopping Centre is within a 15-minute walk of Brighton Beach. 

    Location: Russell Pl, Brighton BN1 2RG, UK

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Friday–Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 327428


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    The Lanes

    A lively neighbourhood and shopping hub in Brighton

    • Food
    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife

    The Lanes is a Brighton neighbourhood with several narrow streets of old yet renovated buildings. You can find many local stores and cafes to peruse, but the area is known for its art scene so be sure to check out a couple of galleries while you're here. 

    In fact, many galleries offer pieces of art for sale, which you can add to your own home. You'll also find spas in The Lanes, making it an excellent all-day destination in Brighton. 


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    North Laine

    Great for bargain hunters and fans of vintage fashion

    • Food
    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife

    North Laine is one of the best shopping districts in Brighton, offering plenty of pubs, cafes, and museums, along with cosy theatres where you can kick back, relax, and catch a movie. 

    This bohemian shopping area predominantly has unique stores selling items such as second-hand books, graphic novels, architectural salvage, and even retro-styled clothing. You can also find musical instruments and new-age paraphernalia in some of the shops across the city.


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    London Road

    Check out speciality shops for custom art and jewellery

    London Road lies on the northern edge of Brighton, close to Surrenden Field and Withdean Woods Local Nature Reserve. You can find independent and speciality shops all over the area, offering a wide variety of items such as custom art, clothing and jewellery, as well as fresh food. 

    London Road has plenty of restaurants and cafes as well, so you'll never have to go far to grab a bite to eat in between shopping. Local businesses are at the forefront, so you'll be supporting Brighton directly with your patronage.

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    Brighton Market

    The city's largest open-air market

    • Shoppers

    Brighton Market is one of the most popular destinations for shopping in the entire city. You'll find more than 50 local producers and creators offering locally grown produce, custom clothing and jewellery. 

    All items are ethically sourced and created, so you can come out with a clear conscience no matter what you buy. You'll even find local artists performing live music performances on special occasions. 

    Location: Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU, UK

    Open: Monday–Friday from 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 695728


    photo by Paul Gillett (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified


    Hove Local Monthly Market

    For eclectic and vintage souvenirs by local crafters

    The Hove Local Monthly Market is a Brighton event that typically occurs the first Saturday of every month. Held at the Cornerstone Community Centre, dozens of local crafters and producers from Brighton and Hove gather to sell a wide range of items that tend to be more eclectic in nature. 

    You'll find crafts developed with traditional methods along with more modernized creations suitable for any style. Several local bakers tend to visit the Hove Local Monthly Market, offering delicious goods for sale.

    Location: Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL, UK

    Open: 1st Saturday of every month from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 327757


    Ruby Heart Vintage Fair

    A great place to buy preloved clothing, accessories and collectables

    • Shoppers

    The Ruby Heart Vintage Fair is a frequent event that draws numerous artists, sellers, and collectors together to offer their items for sale. With over 20 stalls, there's enough for everyone to find something to their interest. 

    The main draw of this event, however, is that every last item for sale, as well as the items used to host the event, are sustainably sourced, so you can shop worry-free when it comes to the ethics of production. There are even drinks and cakes available, with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options.

    Location: New Rd, Brighton BN1 1UF, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 696022


    Brighton's Level Sunday Market

    Shop fresh produce and local artwork

    • Shoppers
    • Budget

    Brighton's Level Sunday Market is great for those looking for a shopping experience that's surrounded by vibrant greenery and tranquil waterways. This monthly marketplace hosts local independent Sussex traders, artists, bakers, and farmers, so there's plenty of custom artwork and crafts, along with delicious food and fresh locally grown produce. 

    You can also find vintage gifts, toys, accessories, clothes and collectables. Best of all, it won't cost you anything to enter Brighton's Level Sunday Market when it's held.

    Location: Union Rd, Brighton BN1 4ZN, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 292929


    Snooper's Attic

    A vintage collective in North Laine Bazaar

    • Shoppers

    Snooper's Attic is a beloved Brighton collective that specializes in vintage shopping opportunities. Up to 20 makers take part in this unique marketplace to offer a boutique shopping experience you might not find anywhere else. 

    Whether you’re looking to buy handmade accessories or housewares, Snooper's Attic's eco-aesthetic permeates through all available items. You can even find clothes made with vintage and antique textiles. Snooper's Attic is located in North Laine Bazaar, less than 1 mile north of Brighton Beach.

    Location: 7-8 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, UK

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1273 945898


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