Kemptown is a vibrant and diverse area to the east of the city center, home to a variety of independent shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. The area is also known for its LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere, with a wide range of inclusive venues, there is something here for everyone.
Kemptown is home to some of the best private education in the country including Brighton College and Roedean which attracts students from all over the world. There is the award-winning Brighton Waldorf School which offers an innovative approach to education that promotes independent learning and creativity. Plus, nearby Queen’s Park is a highly sought-after area for the ever-popular St Lukes Primary School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Kemptown has excellent transport links, making it easy to get around and explore the rest of the city. The area is served by several bus routes that run into the city center and beyond, as well as a nearby train station at Brighton.
Things to do
Kemptown is known for its vibrant and eclectic arts scene, with a range of galleries, theatres, and performance spaces located throughout the area. The Brighton Dome is a popular venue for live music and theater performances, while the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery offers visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the city. Additionally, the iconic Brighton Pier is just a short walk away, offering fun and games for visitors of all ages, and the beautiful Queen's Park is just on the doorstep.
Kemptown is home to a range of independent boutiques and shops, offering everything from vintage clothing to handcrafted jewellery and artisanal food. North Laine is a particularly popular shopping destination, with a range of quirky and unique stores selling everything from retro clothing to vinyl records.
Kemptown has a thriving food and drink scene, with a range of excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from. Whether you're in the mood for authentic Thai cuisine, classic British pub fare, or vegan eats, there's something to suit every taste and budget. Only a short stroll or taxi-ride into the Lanes will bring you to a wide array of fantastic world-class dining. For those lucky enough to be members, the newly opened Brighton Beach House by Soho House offers exquisite food and drink within an Art-Deco inspired interior or beside the rooftop terrace, and banana-shaped pool specially designed by artisist David Shrigley.