Brighton: North Laine

Brighton: North Laine


In the heart of the cultural quarter of Brighton, sandwiched between the railway station and North Street, lies North Laine; a shopping and residential district renowned among locals and tourists alike. 


Although mostly unchanged in style since the Middle Ages, North Laine has undergone a significant transformation in recent centuries; the area used to be known for its slaughterhouses and squalid conditions, but now has a distinctly bohemian vibe.  


North Laine is home to over 300 unique shops. From award-winning, premium gin at Brighton Gin, to one-of-a-kind vintage garments at Beyond Retro – there’s plenty of interesting items to peruse.


During the day, it’s recommended to stop off at one of the many independent cafés to refuel. Some of our favourites include Small Batch Coffee on Jubilee Street, vegan-friendly Infinity Foods Kitchen on Gardner Street and the stylish Trading Post Coffee Traders


By night, the area transforms into a lively and vibrant district full of places to socialise. Leading the way is The White Rabbit; an eccentric Alice in Wonderland-themed pub. Or why not head to the misleadingly-named The Office pub, which stocks over 40 different gins alongside a delectable Thai food menu. 


Every type of cuisine can be found in North Laine. Mange Tout is best know for French delicacies, or head to O’Shio for a selection of Japanese and Korean food. While for authentic Indian cuisine, Manjus can’t be beaten.  


If you somehow manage to exhaust all the fascinating things to do in North Laine, be sure to check out The Lanes for even more independent businesses that are well worth a visit. 


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