Brighton (/ˈbraɪtən/) is a seaside resort in the county of East Sussex. It is a constituent share of the city of Brighton and Hove, created from the formerly cut off towns of Brighton and Hove. Brighton is located on the south coast of England, positioned 47 miles (76 km) south of London.
Archaeological evidence of harmony in the area dates put taking place to to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient treaty of “Brighthelmstone” was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town’s importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early futuristic period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a pain economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors past improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding lessening for boats travelling to France. The town as well as developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses.
In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a trendy seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who spent much become old in the town and build up the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. Brighton continued to be credited with as a major middle of tourism taking into account the beginning of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London. Many of the major attractions were built in the Victorian era, including the Grand Hotel, the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the Palace Pier and the West Pier. The town continued to increase into the 20th century, expanding to incorporate more areas into the town’s boundaries since joining Hove to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which was settled city status in 2000. Today, Brighton and Hove district has a resident population of not quite 290,395 and the wider Brighton and Hove conurbation has a population of 474,485 (2011 census).[note 1]
Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population, leading to its tribute as the “unofficial gay capital of the UK”. Brighton attracted 7.5 million hours of daylight visitors in 2015/16 and 4.9 million overnight visitors, and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. Brighton has been called the UK’s “hippest city” and “the happiest place to liven up in the UK”. Along subsequent to Norwich, Brighton was stated one of the UK’s most ‘Godless’ cities.