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Brighton is a seaside town in East Sussex, England.Since together with Hove a contiguous urban area, which since 1997 has been administered by the unitary authority Brighton and Hove. In 2000 they jointly status of city.

The Royal Pavilion is a former royal palace built as a home for the Prince Regent during the early 19th century, under the direction of the architect John Nash, and is famous for its Indo-Saracenic architecture and Oriental interior. Other Indo-Saracenic buildings in Brighton include the Sassoon Mausoleum, now with the bodies buried elsewhere, the use as a chic supper club.

Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (long known as the Palace Pier) opened in 1899. It features a funfair, restaurants and arcade halls.

The seafront has bars, restaurants, clubs, sports centers and amusement arcades, principally between the piers. To be less than an hour from London by train has made the city a popular destination, especially for large travel parties. Brighton beach has a nudist area (at Kemptown near the eastern edge of the promenade). Brighton Beach is a shingle beach at high tide with a flat sandy shore at low tide, and has been awarded a blue flag. The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath west along the seafront above the beach.

Every May, the city has been Brighton Festival, the second largest arts festival in the UK (after Edinburgh). This includes processions such as the Children's Parade, outdoor spectaculars often involving pyrotechnics, and theater, music and visual arts in venues throughout the city, some brought in exclusively for the festival.
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