City loop

This route is a great way to get to know our city better. Find out what lies behind the sea front! This route takes in some of our lovey parks, historic buildings, sporting venues shopping areas before ending up back at the beach.


Route: City Loop
Distance: 6.5 miles
Gradient: Some small hills
Terrain: Tarmac city path / some on road sections
Time to allow: 1 - 2 hours

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 and recreational facilities

Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city. Whether you want to take part in sports or sit and enjoy a picnic on a summer’s day, Preston Park is the perfect place to go. 

Once the heart of the fishing town of Brighthelmstone, Brighton Lanes' historic quarter is a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways, twittens and catcreeps offering an extraordinary mix of antiques and jewellery shops nestling alongside specialist contemporary and designer boutique fashion.

The spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) is one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles.  The Pavilion houses furniture and works of art including original pieces lent by HM The Queen and a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. The Royal Pavilion Tearoom, with its fabulous balcony, overlooks the Pavilion gardens, which have also been returned to their original Regency splendour.

Dominated by the famous pebble beach and the architectural beauty of Regency squares and crescents, Brighton and Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place to eat, shop and play.

Try your hand at volleyball, basketball and a wealth of watersports, go east on the Volks, England's oldest electric railway, stop off at the Sea Life Centre with its sharks, seahorses and Amazonian Adventure or head west along Brighton beachfront for the children's play area, the green expanse of Hove Lawns and watersports.

Sussex County Cricket Club is rightly proud of its unique status and heritage of being the world's oldest county cricket club.

Its identity and values have been formed over the last 2 centuries, times which have seen some titanic battles here at Hove!

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