Brighton is the major part of the city and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, on the south coast of Great Britain. Formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, it remains part of the cermonial county of East Sussex.
The arrival of the London and Brighton Railway in 1841 made Brighton accessible to day trippers from London and saw a huge growth in population. The victorian era saw the building of many attractions, including the Grand Hotel, the West Pier and the Palace Pier.
Today, Brighton has a high density of businesses involved in media, particularly digital and "new media", and since the 1990's has been referred to as "Silicone Beach."
Brighton is regarded as the 'gay capital of Britain' and is well known for having a large lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
There is a huge night-life scene in Brighton which befits its holiday destination status. There are also a number of theatres and over 400 resteraunts.
Brighton and Hove Albion is the area's local football club. They play at the Falmer stadium and are currently in the Championship.
Frequent trains operate from Brighton Station. Many local residents commute to work in London and destinations include London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.Brighton Pier