Preston Circus & London Road Guide
With London Road being touted in some quarters as Brighton’s answer to Shoreditch, there is no shortage of pubs and bars. The Joker, right on Preston Circus, attracts a lively mix of revellers. For something a little quieter head up Ditchling Rise to The Signalman.
Best place to eat
These days the buzz seems to be for Fatto a Manno; authentic handmade pizzas served in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Best thing to see or do
The Duke of York’s Picture House is a true Brighton institution. Purportedly the oldest purpose-built cinema in the country and a great place to catch old classics, art-house films, and all the usual blockbusters.
Best Kept Secret
Semolina Bistro on Baker Street is small and intimate, and all the better for it.
Reason to live there
London Road is probably the city’s most improved location with a real surge in new bars, cafes and shops. The fact that Brighton Station is so close makes it a perfect destination for commuters, while being so close to the city centre and having a thriving nightlife in its own right makes it popular with young professionals. The area in behind The Duke of York’s is home to plenty of good quality family homes, and the parks and schools in the area are all good too.