Two areas of Brighton to discover: the Lanes and North Laine

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The "North Wool".

The "North Laine" is Brighton's craziest area.

This is where you risk dyeing your hair red, getting pierced, tattooing and opting for a flashy and eccentric style of dress!

A fashion paradise, the "north Laine" is the ideal district for shopping: there are all kinds of trendy and unusual shops:

second-hand clothes, organic products, herbalists, tattoo shops, and everything to adopt the zen attitude!


On the fashion side, all styles are represented: hippies, punks, goths, retro, etc.


Take a good look at the facades of the shops: some are decorated with giant flames, others are streaked or polka-dotted, all of them sport more vivid colors than the other...

The North Laines have many trendy, vegetarian or “humanitarian” cafes:

Some cafes donate the money they drink to charities… enough to drink with peace of mind!

The “infinity food” supermarket only sells organic or fair trade products.

Take a break from the balcony of one of the cafes, from which you have a view overlooking the crowded alleys.

You can observe this explosive mix of genres that characterizes Brighton so well: from hippies to young branches to a distinguished couple, everything comes together in this lively and unique area!

On Saturday an antique market occupies the narrow streets of North Laine, most of which become pedestrianized.

Les Lanes :

Next door, the historic lanes district may seem a bit conservative.

This labyrinth of alleys is the historic heart of Brighton, a former fishing village made up of houses built with pebbles.


The neighborhood is a bit like a souk with an area for jewelry stores, an area for clothes, etc.


Even locals still get lost on a regular basis, so don't be surprised if you can't find your way around...

The lanes are home to some of the oldest pubs in the city, such as the "Cricketers", the "Black lion" or the "Druids head".


Exactly, know that these three pubs are haunted. Newspaper clippings posted on the walls tell you the story of the ghosts manifesting in these places...

The lanes with their narrow and dark alleys are full of anecdotes about murders, ghosts, smuggling...

A nun covered in living brick would haunt the place...

To find out more, a “ghost walk” (only in English) is offered to you every first Saturday of the month.

Useful information

Ghost walk : 6 pounds, every first Saturday of the month, or on request for groups. Departure from the “tourist center” in the Lanes.
North Laine : a stone's throw from Brighton station: Sidney street, Trafalgar street, Kensington gardens and Gardner street. Saturday market (flea markets).
www.northlaine.co.uk
www.brightonwalks.com 


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