Things To Do When Visiting North Laine in Brighton
11th June 2018
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North Laine was originally the center of Brighthelmstone, as Brighton was called when it was still a fishing village. Now it is a lively area where you can explore more than 400 independent and individual shops, entertainment venues and cafes that have a real character and are colourful. North Laine is only two minutes away from the Brighton Station but can be easily reached from the city center, the beach or the Royal Pavilion. Here are some recommendations what to do:

Brighton Dome
Brighton Dome hosts more than over 600 events which are comprising music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, film and much more. Each May they produce the Brighton Festival, a three week lasting annual celebration that was established in 1967 and has now become a symbol for inventiveness. It is England's leading and most advanced mixed- arts celebration. 

Brighton Dome has obliged its self to bringing all sorts of art to all sorts of people. Their purpose is to promote the creativity of the people and to gather unforgettable experiences. Even though everything started 200 years ago when Brighton Dome was the Prince Regent's stable and riding house, they have now a 150 year history as a performance venue, located in the city center near the Royal Pavilion. It can be reached by foot, Taxi or bus.
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Theatre Royal 
The Theatre presents a series of West-End and tour musicals, plays and host operas and ballet performances as well. It opened in 1807 and developed to a respected venue that was visited by the Queen due to its 200 anniversary in 2007. Since 1999 the Theatre is owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group. Furthermore, backstage tours are offered which allows you to experience the hidden places of one of the oldest working theatres in England.The aesthetic auditorium in a regency style is wort to mention, too. 
The Theatre Royal is five minutes by foot away of the Brighton Station with a parking nearby. 
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Royal Pavilion 
The Royal Pavilion is a former palace, designed in dependence on Indian style and equipped in Chinese vein. You can explore the Pavilion by taking an audio guided tour which are available in a variety of languages. Meanwhile, you can take a short rest in the Tearoom, which has a balcony from where it is possible to overlook the Pavilions gardens.
From October to March the Pavilion is open from 10am till 5.15pm and the last tickets can be bought until 4.30pm. From April to September it is open to public from 9.30am till 5.45pm. The last tickets are sold until 5pm. The Royal Pavilion is closed from 2.30pm at the 24th December and all day on 25 and 26 December. 
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The Shops
There is an unique selection of independent fashion shops comprising home decor, lifestyle, vintage and fashion. You can also find a variety of shops that have specialized in your personal interest, for example books, music, florists, hobbies , sports and much more. The mix of the ethical, exotic and funky is striking but also the variety of offers you can find. A Bridal and Menswear Boutique might be right next to a shop that sells vegetarian shoes. With more than 300 shops it is the largest section of retailers on the South Coast. North Laine is south of Brighton Station.
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The Basketmakers is a cozy counter pub and a heaven for beer lovers as they serve eight different ales premium craft lagers and a choice of 100whiskies. In 2014 and 2015 it was named Brighton Pub of the Year and according to the Observer, it is one of the best six pubs in England. While having a dinner you can easily have a chat with your neighbours table. To findout more about The Basketmakers, click on the link:

The Black Horse is only a two minutes walk away from the Royal Pavilion. It is dog and children friendly with outside tables at the front of the pub and two TV screens where major sport events are shown. As it is directly opposite to Brighton Dome and only a two minute walk away of the Theatre Royal, it lends itself to be a popular spot for having a supper and drink before the show. To find out more, click on the link below:

Komedia is a live entertainment venue in Brighton and has already won the Chortle Comedy Award for Best Venue in the South for a record 14 times. The arts and entertainment programs are one of the most miscallanceos' in the UK. More than 700 performances appear on the program, including comedy, cabaret, children's theatre and music. Featuring 'The Great Escape' regularly, Komedia aims to have a leading role in new music.With two energegtic and lively performance spaces possessing flexible set-ups each and a kitchen that serves freshly prepared food, Komedia can warranted claim to be the cultural heart of Brighton. 
From Brighton Station it is only a seven minute walk to Komedia. The closest bus stop is at North Street or St. Peter's Church. It can also be reached by car or taxi.
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Buddhist Center
The Brighton Buddhist Center has had a presence in this city for more than 40 years and teaches those who want to change themselves and the world different techniques to do so. They believe that Buddhism and Meditation has a fair amount to offer. Therefor, the Brighton Buddhist Center provides Meditation and Yoga classes,Buddhism courses, Meditation, Tai Chi, Mindfulness courses for living well with pain and illness among plenty other things. You can learn all this in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The Buddhism Center Reception is open to public from 12.30pm to 1.15pm on Monday to Friday. You can go there easily by foot, Taxi or bus, as the next bus stop is in North Street.
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This is a place for meeting and celebrating art and encouraging artists to raise questions about difficult issues. It combines diverse perspective and needs. They long to develop and support creative practices in order to help people imagining and moving towards a prospering future. Furthermore, ONCA is a partner of local and international artists hosting a range of events.
It is only a five to seven minute walk from Brighton Rail Station to this place but can also be reached by local buses.
The Gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from1am to 6pm and on Sunday from 12pm till 4pm.
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