Brighton (United kingdom)
Brighton is a fairly large city in the southeast of England, located on the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1086 and developed in the 1800s to a health spa town, which was based on featuring sea bathing. The city is only 74 km away from London and it is a popular daytrip destination from London. Besides the beautiful, but partially stony beaches, the area also has Asian-style architecture and an exceptionally large homosexual community. The city's most famous buildings are the Brighton Pier, which is a smaller shopping center, as well as the Royal Pavilion, which is the Indian-style summer palace on the beach, that was built by King George IV. The city's Gay Pride festival is in late August and attracts more than 100.000 visitors each year. It is England's largest event aimed at homosexuals.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Brighton forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Brighton is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $73.71, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $281.31, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $82.24
- Hotel (3 stars): $100.86
- Hotel (4 stars): $131.89
- Hotel (5 stars): $172.28
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $15.86
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $28.00
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.35
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.82
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.90
Brighton has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 65.3 (better than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 87.5 (better than United states average 70.3)
- Walking alone at night: 67.0 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Brighton safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.