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Brighton, located on the southern coast of England, roughly directly south from London, is the United Kingdom's most famous seaside resort and should be a highlight of any visit to the country. It is home to two universities, University of Sussex and University of Brighton and many English language colleges; the students give the city a youthful vitality. In 2000, the two adjacent communities of Brighton and Hove joined together to form the unitary authority of the City of Brighton and Hove.

Brighton has many places to visit for the tourist, let see as example, the Royal Pavilion, a palace built by George IV with a distinctly Asian flair is probably the most exotic, extravagant royal palace in Europe.

The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a first-rate collection of classic Art Deco and art nouveau furniture, one piece to really check out is Salvador Dali's Mae West Lips Sofa. The Palace Pier, informally known as Brighton Pier, has all the usual seafront arcade attractions including fortune tellers, restaurants, bars, night-clubs and more.

The city has a number of notable museums and landmarks including the Brighton Centre, the Duke of York's Picture House, the University of Sussex campus, the Withdean Stadium, the Brighton Fishing Museum, the Brighton Toy and Model Museum and the engaging Sea Life Centre.

Brighton boasts a healthy cultural scene; there are great museums, art galleries, numerous well-established theatres and many more experimental, special. In May, during three weeks, the city hosts the internationally renowned Brighton Festival which includes forums, fun fairs, art exhibitions, street theatre, and concerts.

Music is a fundamental part of the cultural scene in Brighton, there are over 400 lively pubs and bars, venues to check out first of all are the Brighton Centre and the Brighton Dome, there are numerous internationally known bands originating from the Brighton area, Brighton now has its own college completely dedicated to music in the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.

There is a thriving gay community particularly in Kemp Town that adds to the Bohemian atmosphere of the city.

For shopping, try The Lanes known for their wide selection of antique shops and designer clothes and the bohemian North Laine where visitors can buy non-commercial things, the area is walked by dreadlocked hippies, punks, Goths and young trendy locals.

Brighton has excellent transport links, the city is easy to get to being served by the M25/M23 motorways from the North and the M27 from East to West. National Express provide coach services to London, trip takes around 2 hours. There are also fast and regular trains running several times an hour from Victoria and London Bridge stations in London to Brighton. Brighton is on a direct line from Gatwick and Luton airports. Drive or park in is not a good idea, Brighton is a congested city.

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