Seven Dials Guide

Best pub

The Cow on Dyke Road is smashing bar which manages to be relaxed during the day and pretty vibrant at night. There’s a good menu for snacks and pub grub, and it’s a terrific stop-off for after work drinks.

Best place to eat

The Red Snapper is a really good Thai restaurant. Located on Dyke Road just south of the Dials it is a pretty informal eating experience which operates a BYO policy on drinks but the food is delicious and its worth seeking out.

Best thing to see or do

A short stroll from Seven Dials is the Booth Museum. It may be slightly macabre due to cases exhibiting taxidermy but as an insight into Victorian natural history it is a fascinating outing.

Best Kept Secret

The Brighton Open Air Theatre is located in Dyke Park. It only opened in 2015 and was entirely funded through private donations. It has a capacity of about 400 and as such is a pretty intimate space.

Reason to live there

The proximity to Brighton Station has been the biggest selling point for years, and this in turn has meant that the bars, restaurants and shops have got better and better. It’s also only a short walk into the city centre. Housing in the area caters for all tastes with streets of elegant Edwardian houses to the north of The Dials, gleaming white Victorian townhouses to the south in Clifton Hill, and modern purpose-built flats lining Dyke Road.

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