The Best Undiscovered Places In Brighton

The Best Undiscovered Places In Brighton

3rd October 2018

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By Savannah Sevenzo

Looking for new spots to check out in Brighton? You may have overlooked some of the less popular underrated hang outs that would be great to visit with your buddy from the buddy scheme, or any of your new mates at Sussex.

Here’s a breakdown of unusual outings from Snacking to Salsa.


Have you tried Happy Maki Sushi? Located at Pool Valley Brighton this vegan friendly sushi place plants a tree for every wrap you buy! Yummy and ethical- the perfect combo for a sussex student.

Presuming Ed’s on London road: This is a great place to hang with a beautiful beer garden; no matter whether you want to meet for coffee juice or beer this is a great spot for a catch up with a friend. They also do excellent sausage rolls.


Have you been to ONCA gallery? This friendly gallery has hosted events of sussex students in the past, plus it is home to cutting edge art of the young, old, and radical in brighton. Onca has hosted artists work from across the world meanwhile it is also dedicated to environmental activism and social justice issues. The current project at ONCA is decolonising the art world: a topic hot in the media and at Sussex uni. Come check out the events and art at ONCA- they may even host an event of yours free of charge, if it’s a good one. ONCA also have a brand new Venue at Brighton Marina called :ONCA on the Barge!


Have you been to the Marlborough Pub and Theatre? This is a very laid back black owned LGBTQ+ friendly pub, and even better it also has a theatre upstairs. Located just round the corner from St James Street on Princes Street (opposite Brighton Pavillion).

Looking for somewhere super central? Meeting friends at the station? The Great Eastern is a lovely pub tucked into the side of Trafalgar street- not usually too busy and has a warm friendly atmosphere.


While there is always the fabulous Buddy Scheme active us sessions which only cost £1 on campus, you may want to pop into town for a swim. Jubilee swimming pool do discounts for students, and is located right in the centre of town.

Looking for something to do in the evenings? Why not try out Hi Zero: the monthly poetry nights at the Hope and Ruin. Sometimes complex and convoluted but often a very inspiring night for those wordily inclined.

Or you could check out some beginner’s dance clubs here!