The Lanes Tours

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The Lanes
Climbing up the hillside from the waterfront, the maze of shopping streets known as “The Lanes” make up Brighton’s most atmospheric quarter. The pedestrianized area is home to more than 200 independent shops, galleries, and antique stores, along with a great selection of cafés, restaurants, and historic pubs.
 
The Basics
The only way to explore The Lanes is on foot, and with the lanes sloping down to the seafront, it’s impossible to get lost. Opting to visit with a tour guide will give you an insight into the historic quarter, its street art scene, and thriving LGBTQ community. A Lanes walking tour typically includes nearby attractions, such as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum, and Brighton Pier.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most shops and cafés are open daily, with reduced opening hours on Sundays.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to tackle Brighton’s steep hills and cobblestone lanes.
  • Free Wi-Fi hot spots are located around The Lanes.
 
How to Get There
Brighton's Lanes are located at the heart of Old Town just south of North Laine. Trains from London and other destinations arrive at Brighton train station, an around 5-minute walk from The Lanes.
 
When to Get There
The Lanes are busiest in July and August, when smaller shops and cafés can get crowded. For quieter shopping, visit on a weekday outside of peak season, or join locals for a Sunday brunch at one of the cafés.
 
The History of The Lanes
Dating back to the 18th century, the narrow streets of The Lanes were once home to hundreds of fishermen's cottages, and their quirky, overhanging roofs were purpose-built to shelter the lanes from the coastal storms. Today, The Lanes retain much of their original character, with their old-fashioned shop fronts, brick-paved streets, flower-filled window boxes, and labyrinth of hidden passageways, known locally as “twittens.” Notable buildings include the Cricketers Arms, Brighton’s oldest pub, which dates back to 1545.
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Brighton Bike Tours

Discover all that Brighton has to offer on a bike tour of the city, zipping easily between sites while still enjoying an intimate experience of the city. Explore landmarks including the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Lanes, and the iconic beach, and learn more about the bohemian city’s history with insights provided by a local guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cycling Tour of Brighton City

Discover one of the UK’s most vibrant seaside towns on two wheels with this 2.5-hour cycling tour of Brighton. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then follow peaceful cycle trails through Victoria Lawns and the Grand Parade with your guide. Discover top local landmarks including Brighton Pier, St Peter’s Church, Preston Manor, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dome and the Lanes. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze in your face as your guide explains the city’s rich heritage, take in fine coastal views and soak up the atmosphere in the fishing quarter.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Secrets of the Lanes Tour in Brighton (semi-private)

Embark on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Brighton’s atmospheric Lanes – a maze of historic alleyways and ‘twitters’ (narrow passageways) at the heart of the Old Town. Along the way, hear stories of Brighton’s fascinating history from your local guide; get the inside scoop on the town’s coolest shops, bars and cafés; and see landmarks like the Regency ballrooms.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Full-Day Brighton Tour from Oxford

Discover one of England’s most famous seaside resorts on this full-day tour of Brighton from Oxford. Walk along Brighton Pier and admire attractions such as the Royal Pavilion on a guided walking tour, then enjoy free time to visit Brighton Museum, browse the shops of The Lanes, or stroll along the beach.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full Day Tour to Brighton and Portsmouth From Bournemouth

Discover two highlights of England’s south coast on this full-day tour from Bournemouth. Don’t worry about the logistics: round-trip transportation from the city center makes travel simple. Begin in Portsmouth, where you’ll go on a walking tour and will learn more about the city’s naval history, before continuing to buzzing, bohemian Brighton. After a guided tour of its major attractions, you’ll have free time to shop, head to the beach, and more.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Fully Guided History Tour of The City of Brighton

Your expert guide will take you on a 10 hour tour to the beautiful seaside British City of Brighton and help you explore this famous UK wonder. You will enjoy free 4G WIFI, phone chargers for all makes of phones to use all day inside the luxury touring vehicle. You will be provided with free water to enjoy inside the vehicle also. You will even get to stop at a secret place along the way to ensure you really do get that WOW factor! Your guide will know all the best places to stop so you can explore, shop and eat and where to get that perfect photo and will even take them for you to make sure all of your group is in the photo together.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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