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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Russinating, May 22, 2019.

  1. Russinating


    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

    Posts: 15,110

    Location: Bristol

    I need some info about Brighton for an upcoming project. Having never even visited I'm totally in the dark but hoping some locals might be able to shed some light!

    Looking for a bit of local knowledge on history, current trends, landmark places to go and anything start-up/technology/innovation that relates to the city to promote it to Europeans. Basically make it look and seem as awesome as possible.

    Obviously I'll be DMOR as well but you can't beat a bit of local.
  2. XeNoN89


    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,719

    Location: SW19


  3. Sui


    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 2,940

    Location: Brighton

    I don't know much about the history, I've only lived here for about 8 months. There's plenty of gaming studios, marketing companies, (I think there's a few big conferences each year?) and just seems to be the place to be for anything slightly 'different'.

    https://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/ and https://www.brightonseo.com/ from a quick look.

    You could go to the North Laine, the Pier, i360 (maybe), watch a show at The Dome/Komedia/Theatre, I can't think of anything that directly correlates with technology though :(

    There's a whole host of great food as well but depends what you're looking for, I can't recommend 'posh' places, but if you fancy it https://www.busstop.biz/ does some cracking Carribean food.
  4. Brizzles


    Joined: Mar 16, 2005

    Posts: 6,538

    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    Popular with Mods in the sixties, and i think Chris Eubank drives a truck around there sometimes.

    A lot of help - thank me later
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 62,938

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Pewdepie lives there.
  6. arc@css


    Joined: Nov 8, 2008

    Posts: 26,310

    Little London. :)
  7. UTmaniac


    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 4,754

    Location: Here

    It has a dedicated cycle lane by the seafront.

    Car parking is a nightmare.

    Chris Eubank lives locally and can be seen doing eccentric things from time to time.

    Apparently a popular gay gathering place.

    Have we put you off going yet? ;)
  8. Raikiri


    Joined: Jul 5, 2005

    Posts: 16,562

    Location: Brighton

    Pewdiepie lives here and it's full of londoners whenever the weather is half decent.

    That ought to do it.
  9. Rids


    Joined: Sep 30, 2008

    Posts: 5,606

    The walk from the station to the sea-front is particularly enjoyable, you'll get to see at least 10 homeless people completely off their **** on various kinds of narcotics slumped across an array of benches, door ways or sometimes just in the middle of the street.

    Its an awful place.

    Edit: I should say it has a lot of things going for it, the food, nightlife, shopping, events, etc - but the crowds, the obvious homeless/drug problem and the fact that for 6 months of the year it becomes unbearable at weekends due to the sheer volume of people that decide to visit as soon as there is a single ray of sunshine make it one of my least favourite places.
  10. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,041

    Location: Northern England

    Come on guys, do his work for him!
  11. ceaton88


    Joined: Jan 14, 2013

    Posts: 590

    Location: Durban

    GD is toxic
  12. Delvis


    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 28,021

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Bring soap, drop it

    Wait, don't drop it

    Don't bring soap
  13. Blackjack Davy


    Joined: Aug 16, 2009

    Posts: 2,916

    Not just parking just trying to go anywhere in a car is a nightmare forests of traffic lights everywhere (loony greens in charge hate cars)

    Everyone knows where Eubank lives. Peter Andre used to live here and I nearly ran him over one day.

    Its a crap hole. Anything else you want to know?
  14. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,207

    Location: Sunny Sussex

  15. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,523

    Full of people with a fondness for crap holes!:p
  16. fastwunz


    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,051

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaahaha !!!
  17. fastwunz


    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,051

    I’ve been twice and it’s a chav infested poo box during summer.
  18. vanpeebles


    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,561

    Location: County Durham

    Frank Marker worked there!
  19. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 6,385

    Location: La France

    Old Compton Street with a beach.
  20. Trixter


    Joined: May 23, 2005

    Posts: 976

    Location: Poulton-Le-Fylde

    It is home to the burger brothers takeaway which was awarded Britain's best burger in 2016 i think, didnt really rate the burger tbh. :)