The most precious things in the world are for free. They are kisses, smiles of your children and reliable shoulder of the person you love.
I don’t know, if you can find these things in Brighton. But I am sure, there are at least ten more fun things you can do in Brighton for free. So, take your suitcase, take some pennies and go to Brighton – to find new adventures and relax.
Enjoy Brighton Graffiti
Cozy streets of Brighton are decorated with various graffiti pictures. You can simply go around the city and enjoy them. There are really famous graffiti art works there. Thus “Kissing Policemen” is a masterpiece of Banksy, popular street artist.
The original version of this picture was sold, but you can admire its replica in Brighton. Besides there are such well-known graffiti works like “Cassette Lord”,
“The Hair Artist”
and many others. If you are an artist yourself – you can try to create your own masterpiece in Brighton.
Brighton Pier has a long history. Being opened in the 19th century, it accepted passenger ships from France at first. Of course, there were many interesting shops and cafés for tourists at piers. Later it was destroyed by storm several times. During the World War II it was closed for security aims – not to let the enemy to come to Brighton from pier. In 1984 it was opened again and renovated. Now the guests of the pier can enjoy free deck chairs and free admission. But still you need to spend some pence to visit café or restaurant at pier.
It is also free to stick your head in a number of funny Brighton Pier pictures
Address of Pier Brighton: Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1TW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 609361
Pier Brighton opening times:
Monday – Sunday
09:00 – 18:00
Go Shopping at Flea Market
It is not completely free of charge, but you can get a souvenir for a nuisance here. It is one of the most popular markets of this kind in Great Britain. First of all it is known by handmade things that can be bought for a couple of dollars here. Thus you can get at exclusive craft fair really precious things from talented but still unknown designers.
Address of Brighton Flea Market: 31a Upper St James’s St, Brighton, West Sussex BN2 1JN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 624006
Brighton Flea Market opening times:
Find Some Stars at the Beach
First of all you can go to the beach to take a swim and get luxurious suntan. It is great relax and is useful for both, body and spirit – to spend several hours at the beach under the sun. But if you need some more salt in this dish, you can study the people around you – not to admire their slim bodies in swimsuits, but to find some celebrities. They say, famous people often come to Brighton.
For the most self-confident and brave tourists it is possible to take off everything and to spend a couple of hours at nudity beach. Thus you will get suntan without stripes on your shoulders from a swim suit and boast with a great body.
Go to Fishing Museum
Yes, it is really completely free and very interesting, besides. The visitors of Brighton must go here, because this museum helps to know Brighton closer. It tells about the past days of Brighton, its fishermen, who turned the small town into a great touristic centre. You can admire multiple photos and at the same time you can see the models of fishing boats, that were used to catch the fish in the 19th century.
The most interesting is a big screen just in museum, where there are different historical videos. Thus the visitors enjoy the video of the Brighton Beach as it was in 1901 – the people there, their swimsuits and entertainments they liked.
Address of Fishing Museum in Brighton: 201 King’s Rd, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1 1NB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 723064
Fishing Museum in Brighton opening times:
Monday – Sunday
11:00 – 17:00
Study Snoopers Paradise
It is a big shop, where you can spend several hours and don’t get everything. It is full of vintage clothes and furniture, old photos, bags, shoes etc. It is that kind of the shop, where you can find everything and get really precious unique things for a penny. Paradise is labyrinth, where shopaholics can spend the best afternoon in their life. You can go around there many-many times and still have a lot of new places to discover.
You can do it for free, it is possible to get several interesting pieces of furniture to you apartment for a really low price or you can find very expensive luxurious things there.
Address of Snoopers paradise: 7 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 602558
Snoopers paradise opening times:
Monday – Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday / Bank Holidays
11:00 – 16:00
Get a Picture at Artists Quarter
Every artist dreams to get up rich and famous one day. That’s why some of them gather near Pier in Brighton. They show their pictures and hope, that tourists from different parts of our planet will notice their masterpieces and get them to decorate their living-rooms.
I don’t know exactly, if there were some really famous artists, who started their career at Artists Quarter in Brighton. Nevertheless you can take a walk there and admire really beautiful pictures. Every artist has its own site – and the links are usually written just there, near the arch, where the artist and his pictures are located. Very interesting place to visit and if you have some extra dollars on the pocket – don’t hesitate and get the picture for yourself.
Address of Artists Quarter: Brighton seafront, just west of Brighton Pier on the lower promenade.
Feel Freedom at Pavilion Gardens
If you want to describe Pavilion gardens in three words, they will be “the piece of nature”. We, tired children of megalopolises, can feel really free and healthy here, in the gardens, which are located around royal pavilion. You can visit them for free and enjoy great aromatic flowers, green trees and numerous birds and butterflies that are attracted by its beauty.
The gardens are served by the park staff and by many volunteers among the citizens of Brighton that like this piece of nature in the heart of their favorite town. There are many cafes just in the gardens and famous guests come here sometimes to get relax.
Address of Pavilion Gardens: New Road Brighton BN1 1UG United Kingdom
Have a look on Pavilion Gardens, Brighton on map.
Take Part in Sand Sculpture Festival
Of course, you can’t make your sand sculpture, if you have not registered in advance. This festival is held in Brighton every year from April till September. Various sand sculptors present their work – and you can be impressed by the fact that all those beautiful things can be really made of sand. Tortoises, fishermen, mermaids and many other figures from sand will be interesting to watch and to take new photos with them.
The festival is not free – but it is quite cheap – £4.50 for an adult and completely free for children under 15.
Address of Sand Sculpture Festival: Brighton Marina, The City of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Opening times of Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival:
from April to September
Monday – Sunday
10:30 – 17:30
Breathe Fresh Aromatic Air at Stanmer Park
This is one of the most visited parks in Great Britain. It is situated near the Sussex University. Just there you can relax with your family, having a picnic, or take a long walk with your friends.
Park is famous for its landscapes, fresh air and picturesque view. And – yeah- it is free!
As you see, you can have a budget tour in Brighton. It will be especially finny, if you take your kids with you. Really interesting and informative family weekend will help you to get a little closer to one another. Enjoy Brighton and keep your money in the pocket!