Whilst the beach at Brighton is slightly dissappointing - it's made up of stones! - the town more than makes up for this. One of the major attractions in Brighton is "the lanes" - a 17th century network of cobbled streets and alleyways that contain various independent shops, bars and restaurants. Adjacent to the lanes is the North Laine district - this is a more modern shopping area with plenty of alternative and funky shops. The nightlife in Brighton is just as colourful and attracts a huge number of people from the surrounding areas and cities.
If you're after an interesting place to go with a bit more to offer than the average UK high street then Brighton will not dissappoint. Don't go expecting a sand, sea and sun experience, go for the atmosphere, eateries and alternative shopping experience.
Brighton Train Station is within walking distance from the town centre. Regular services operate to and from London Victoria and London Bridge.