Enjoy a break on the south coast seafront in Kemptown
Kemptown is something that's a little out of the ordinary. Originally built as a grand housing estate in the 1800’s, the Regency designed area is home to some of our most sought after holiday properties on the south coast.
The area is a hive of activity and is full of independent shops and local businesses, and has a unique bohemian and community feel to it and is often referred to as “the village”.
What can I do in Kemptown?
It’s one of the quirky areas within Brighton and Hove where you will be spoilt with the choice of places to indulge in some delicious food and drink. There’s an abundance of coffee shops, cafes, delis and all sorts of eateries. The shops in Kemp Town are mostly independent, and many of them offer alternative retail experiences from, vintage and rockabilly, antiques, and gothic. It’s also home to the lively Kemp Town Carnival which saw around 25,000 people attend in 2014.
The carnival is a must see if you are in the area as it is a colourful display of the Brighton and Hove community. There’s music, performance, and art from all walks of life. It really does summarise the multicultural and welcoming community vibe that Brighton and Hove offers. Kemp Town is also where many of the LGBT shops and establishments can be found. As a city Brighton and Hove is renowned for its liberal attitude, but this area of the city is a particular favorite with members of the LGBT community.