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Our Favourite Neighbourhoods in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is a great city with some pretty cool areas you must check out when renting in Brighton and Hove.

Kemptown, London Road and Preston Park are three places that we haven’t yet looked at in previous posts but should not be overlooked – and this blog hopes to tell you why.


Kemptown is a little village to the east of Brighton and was named after 19th century landowner and developer, Thomas Read Kemp. It is home to some of the city’s best examples of Regency-inspired architecture and the remnants of the Art Deco movement along Marine Parade.

Kemptown is now known for its exciting food and drink hotspots including tea salons, brunch spots and gastropubs.

Many of the city’s LGBTQ pubs such as the The Bulldog and The Marlborough were established here in the 19th and 20th centuries, and today, it is one of the city’s liveliest quarters associated with LGBT culture.

Kemptown is within walking distance of Brighton Marina and is home to many quirky shops and Brighton’s Flea Market.

London Road

London Road is a diverse thoroughfare which has been the focus of substantial redevelopment of shops and accommodation in recent years. This includes Richardson’s Yard which consists of 36 shipping containers, converted into self-contained studio flats for over 100 people, who might otherwise have been sleeping rough.

There are many historic shops, pubs and venues to visit on London Road, such as Duke of York’s – the oldest cinema in the country, The Joker pub, with its infamous wings, The Open Market, and Monkey Music Emporium, which is a little reminder of how it feels to have music at your fingertips.

London Road is also home to its own train station, which has a ticket office and information services.

Preston Park

Preston Park is home to 63 acres of trees, greenery and open space. It is just far enough out of the city centre to feel homely, but close enough to dip into the fun that is Brighton and Hove when you feel like it.

Renting in Brighton and Hove gives you the choice of modern flats and Victorian terraced homes, and this is certainly the case in Preston Park, making it one of the most desirable places to rent in Brighton and Hove.  

In the park, you’ll find joggers, dog walkers, Frisbee players, footballers, basketballers and families enjoying the space. Preston Park also has the Preston Lawn Tennis Club which was established in 1890 and offers 3 different surfaces for players (artificial clay, astro and hard courts).

Preston Park is also home to Brighton’s Pride Festival and other events such as the Brighton Marathon, and on Claremont Road, you’ll also find Preston Park train station!

There are many other areas of the city to explore including, Seven Dials (see our previous blog post), Hove, The Lanes and North Laine.

At Young Lee, we are always happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have when it comes to choosing the best area of Brighton and Hove for you to rent in, or if you just want to know where to spend some time. Get in touch with us today on 01273 005599 or email

Don’t forget, you can view all of our current properties available to rent in Brighton and Hove here.

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