North of Marine Parade Brighton

Thomas Kemp was the architect who designed the grand seafront terraces and garden squares at the east end of town in the 1820s. These days, the name Kemptown (or Kemp Town) is used to describe a large chunk of south-east Brighton. It’s a colourful, raffish quarter: its Victorian terraces house a mixed bag of creatives and students and a large proportion of the city’s gay community. It’s also home to an array of characterful pubs, bars, restaurants and independent shops.

Best Places to stay near Kemptown