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by Conrad - 30 November -1

Location: Marine Parade, Brighton



Located on the east side of the city, Brighton’s Kemptown owes its name to Thomas Read Kemp, a local property developer and politician born in the 18th century. The area is an exuberant blend of Regency style architecture, seafront coves and delightful shops. As you stroll the streets of Kemptown, you’ll find yourself soaking up a fabulously vibrant bohemian atmosphere.

There’s no shortage of first-rate shops in Kemptown and one of our favourites is Moderne. Marketing itself as a mid-century and decorative boutique, the store is an Aladdin’s cave for all things interior. Each piece of furniture found in the store has been specially chosen by the store’s expert staff so rest assured it is of the highest quality. Whether you take something home with you or not, Moderne is well worth a visit just to look at its unique selection of furniture.

All that shopping will more than likely have you worn out by the end of the day so why not finish your day with a meal at one of Kemptown’s many excellent eateries. We recommend heading to Drakes, a delightful restaurant situated just off the coastline on Marine Parade. Drakes prides itself on using fresh local ingredients, so rest assured you’re getting a real taste of Brighton.

Sussex Square can be found on the very east side of Kemptown. The largest crescent in England, not only is it a piece of history but it’s a great location to soak up the Brighton sun and appreciate the Regency architecture that surrounds it.

Kemptown is the perfect place to head for those hoping to shop until they drop, all the while taking in the impressive architecture and avant-garde atmosphere.