Gay Brighton - English South Coast

Its the UK’s gayest city. Apparently Brighton has the largest ratio of gay’s to that of straight’s than any other city in the UK.

Brighton is an hour’s drive south of London and is the capital’s closest seaside resort.

Famous for its pebbled beach and Victorian pier, it’s a city that oozes character and friendliness. Here are some reviews of recent gay events…  

Brighton Pride 2015
Pride 2015
Brighton Pride 2012
Pride 2012
Brighton Pride 2009
Pride 2009
Brighton Pride 2008
Pride 2008
Brighton Pride 2007
Pride 2007

Brighton Pride 2005
Pride 2005
Brighton Pride 2004
Pride 2004
Brighton Pride 2003
Pride 2003
Brighton Pride 2002
Pride 2002
Brighton Pride 2001
Pride 2001
Brighton Pride 2000
Pride 2000


The largest gay nightclub is Revenge, located just in front of the main pier. A gay monthly club night worth going too is Wild Fruit. A popular gay bar is Charles Street Bar at 8 Marine Parade (just around the corner from Revenge) and has a small nightclub upstairs called Envy. Between here and Revenge is another popular bar called R Bar. Further up Marine Parade at number 11 is Amsterdam Bar, which also doubles as a gay hotel and sauna. There are loads of gay venues and hotels in Brighton; the best web sites for up to date listings are or  

One of the best times to visit the city is that of the time of Brighton Pride, held early August. The parade and festival are highly recommended. For further details log onto Pride attracts about 150,000 people, so one bit of advise is to book your hotel early as they always sell out.

Brighton’s two most well-known gay hotels are Legends and the Amsterdam Hotel. Alternatively consider the stylish 4* myHotel or 4* Brighton Thistle or click here for a wider selection.

Useful web links for Brighton

Real Brighton 

Brighton Pride

Wild Fruit

Gay Brighton

Revenge Nightclub

Brighton Gay Map

Gscene Magazine

Bulldog Bar

Bent Magazine


Bar 429

Concorde 2

Queens Arms

The Candy Bar

Brighton Sauna Visit Brighton


Brighton Youth Group

Brighton Life

Doctor Brightons Bar

Charles Street Bar & Club Queens Arms