Brighton: it’s a heady mix of culture clashes, classic British seaside fun and the heart of clubland UK. This is the ultimate destination for an epic stag do or hen party, and here’s why.
Sun and Sea
Brighton’s pebble beach is packed with sun-seekers in the summer months, enjoying the water activities on offer or exploring the famous Victorian pier.
You can play volleyball or fly a kite, or just take a wander round the bustling streets, exploring the many boutique shops or sampling the delights of Brighton’s busy and varied food scene. The Artists’ Quarter and the Brighton Lanes are full of boutique shops selling all kinds of unusual souvenirs.
If you’re planning a Brighton stag do and want to get the adrenaline pumping, there’s plenty on offer, from bungee jumping and mud buggies to windsurfing and yachting.
Beachside Club Culture
On the seafront the penny arcades stand shoulder to shoulder with jam-packed bars and pubs that blast out dance music to the crowds on the pavements outside. Brighton is a world famous clubbing destination, and its beachside club culture is unique, with an array of mega-clubs vibrating the seafront itself, under the promenade arches. Its no surprise that one of its most famous residents is DJ Fatboy Slim, who has held huge open air concerts on the beach and started the Boutique nightclub in the town. The club scene here offers a delirious mix of breaks and beats, and you can choose whatever floats your boat – strut your stuff to some funky house, soak up some jazz or raise a retro rumpus.
There’s drum ‘n’ base and reggae on offer at Volks Bar, or for a surreal and unforgettable night, try the mix of commercial beats and fire breathers, magicians and face painters at CIRCUS. If you’re after something a little more unusual, The Basement is an underground club featuring some weird and wonderful experimental performance entertainment.
And for the morning after the night before? A slap-up fry up should do the trick – try Carat’s café on Southwick Beach.
The final verdict? Brighton pretty much guarantees your stag or hen party the night of their lives.