Viewed as "Little London", the best place for a dirty weekend and a party town ideal for stags and hens, Brighton is gearing up for its best year ever.

Britney Spears & Lionel Richie

Hit me baby one more time singer Britney Spears is kicking off her world tour in "Little London" headlining brighton’s Gay Pride party on August 4th, while dancing on the ceiling singer Lionel Richie is singing his heart out at the Hove-based Sussex County Cricket ground on June 23rd.

With a packed calendar bursting to its brim, Brighton is going to be kept busy, hosting the Brighton Festival from May 5th to the 27th, with an array of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events.

A packed calendar

The Brighton Marathon on 15 April, (the country’s second largest after London’s,) the London to Brighton Bike Ride on 17 June and the London to Brighton Veteran car run on 4th November are just some of the other events that will be held in the seaside-resort town.

Playground of the rich and famous

The entertainment city of choice for the rich, famous and royalty since the 1700’s, Brighton is soaring to new heights of popularity.

Showcased in Charles Dickens' novel Dombey and Son, as well as Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock and most recently crime writer Peter James' Roy Grace novels, Brighton has consolidated its reputation as a hip, alternative and carefree city perfect for young professionals, families and celebrities.

Fat-Boy Slim rocks Brighton

Home to celebrities such as Norman Cooke, David Walliams, Heather Mills, Nick Berry and Denise van Outen, Brighton has a darker underbelly which it would rather not let the country know about. With the largest number of homeless outside London, and a hot spot for drug abuse and murder, Brighton has been named the city of choice for the nation’s leading Crime Lords, by crime writer and Brighton expert, Peter James.

Did you know between 1895 and 1900 Brighton made 184 films?

Building on its past as the nation’s film capital, out performing even Hollywood as the world entered the 20th century, Bill Smith, founder of the Brighton based Latest TV channel, has high hopes of recapturing the glories of the past, with an impressive plan to make 184 movies in the next 5 years.

The race is on!

Infamous for the 1984 Grand Hotel bombing, the Babes in the Woods murders and the inspiration behind the Who’s classic Quadrophenia, while regarded as the conference favourite for politicians, industrialists and Union bosses, Brighton's number of tourist attractions include Brighton Pier, i360, Royal Pavilion, Sea-life Centre, quirky shopping, excellent hotels, bars and restaurants, theatres, clubs and galleries.