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The Best of Hove

Hove is a seaside resort and one of the two main parts of the city of Brighton and Hove along with Brighton. 

Originally a small fishing village surrounded by open farmland, Hove grew rapidly in the 19th century and by the Victorian era, it was a town in its own right, with a borough status. In 2000, the borough of Hove merged with Brighton to form the Borough of Brighton and Hove as we know it now.

Jumping forward to Hove in 2021, there are so many fantastic places to eat and drink, and even more brilliant things to do.

From a night at the dogs, to a visit to Hove Lagoon, there is something for everyone. In this blog, we look at some of the ways to spend your leisure time when renting in Brighton and Hove. 

Places to eat and drink…

Hove restaurants are drawing a lot of attention, nationally and locally and it’s easy to see why. The smaller community of Hove restaurants means friendly competition is strong, with each restaurant pushing each other to be better and better. Although there are less restaurants in Hove than Brighton, there are so many to great places to choose from, that we had to pick our top three and save the rest for another day!

  • SIX

SIX’s original venue can be found in Western Road, Hove. It offers a variety of dining experiences from an ambient Dining Room to a more relaxed and informal Brasserie style dining area. Using mainly organic ingredients and their own organic coffee, SIX is a brilliant pit stop for brunch, lunch or dinner. Visit to find out more. 

  • The Ginger Pig 

The Ginger Pig can be found at the bottom of Hove Street, just a short walk from the beach. Part pub but mostly restaurant, The Ginger Pig serves classic European dishes with a modern twist, with an excellent wine and cocktail list. The standard of food and drink is consistently excellent and one to visit when renting in Brighton and Hove.  

  • Etch. 

This small restaurant serves a 5, 7 or 9 course tasting menu, offering meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Each dish features only two main ingredients and is uniquely prepared without any spices. Etch cultivate their delicious flavors by reducing and enhancing the inherent quality of the ingredients. 

Places to visit…

  • Hove Park

Hove Park is popular with local residents, dog walkers and runners. The Park covers almost 40 acres and features a mix of large areas of open grass, mature trees, flower beds, sports and play facilities.

Hove Park consists of a children’s playground (due to be updated in Summer 2021), a football pitch, tennis courts, basketball court, climbing rock, table tennis tables and an outdoor gym. There is also the Pavilion tea house and toilets for convenience. 

  • The Old Market 

The Old Market is a listed building in Hove which is currently operating as a cultural performance centre under the name “TOM – The Old Market”. 

It opened in 1828 as a covered market place for sales of meat, fish and vegetables before changing to a riding academy and stables, a warehouse and an arts venue. 

There is always something exciting happening at The Old Market, visit to find out more. 

  • Coral, Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadium

Greyhound racing is great fun for all ages and there is a fantastic track in Hove which is also home to a restaurant and bar for the ultimate night out. 

Meetings are held every Thursday and Sunday evenings, as well as three afternoon meetings.

  • Hove Lagoon

Hove Lagoon is home to one of the country’s leading watersports centres offering wakeboarding, sailing, windsurfing, Kayaking and Standup Paddleboarding on the Lagoon and the sea and well as the Big beach Cafe. 

Hove Lagoon is also home to a skateboard park, a playground, a kids paddle pool, kids play area, kids boating pool and a model boat club. 

Hove Lagoon is a public park that features a boating lake about 200m long and 100m wide set on grassland, right next to the Brighton and Hove seafront with direct access to the beach.

Visit for opening hours and to find out more.

One of the most common questions we receive at Young Lee is ‘where is the boundary between Brighton and Hove?’ We usually give Bankers fish and chip shop, which is about 60meters from Boundary Passage on Western Road, or the statue on the seafront as reference.  We’re always happy to show anyone who needs clarification, so please just get in touch. 

At Young Lee, we are always happy to answer any questions you have on Lettings in Hove, but also to chat about fun things to do in our city, so just get in touch if you want to know more – 01273 005599 or email

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