It might be just an hour's train ride from London, but take one breath of Brighton's tangy sea air and you'll feel a million miles away from the Big Smoke. Throw in a lively café culture, chichi boutiques and a pebble beach that stretches into the horizon, and you have one of the best day-trips you can make from Britain's capital.
Brighton's large gay population generates an infectious blend of style and fun, but then this Sussex city has attracted pleasure seekers since the Prince Regent and his rakish following decamped there in the early 19th century....
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