There’s always something going on in Brighton & Hove. From museums to galleries to historical sites, you’d be hard pushed to see everything this cultural hotbed has to offer in one day (or even one month), but this is a good place to start...
DISTANCE: 2.7 miles
RIDE TIME: 20 mins
To begin your cultured day out, head to the contemporary Fabrica Gallery in the Lanes. Housed in a former church, the space has hosted exhibitions from the likes of Anish Kapoor and David Shrigley and has an excellent reputation for being one of the most established galleries in the city.
Next up is Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. To get there, walk up Ship St and hire a bike from the North St hub. Cycle downhill to Old Steine, left past the front of the Pavilion, then left up Church St, where there's a hub to leave your bike. Follow the instructions on the keypad to put it on ‘hold’ while you explore. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has something for everyone, whether you're interested in fine art, ancient artefacts or the history of Brighton itself.
With artwork that is constantly changing, the streets of Brighton are perhaps the most unique gallery in the city. A great place to see large mural pieces is Kensington St in the North Laine. Retrieve your bike from the Church St hub, cycle up the street and take a right down Tichborne St. Turn right onto North Rd; Kensington St will be on your left. The street art here changes regularly, so you never know what you might find!
To continue on your route, head down North Rd and turn left, cycling up to London Rd where you can stop off at Brighton Open Market, a covered market space showcasing local and sustainably sourced produce, art studios and community events. It's a great place to grab a bite to eat from one of the independent traders.
Further up London Rd is Preston Manor, a historic house furnished in Edwardian style. Here you can discover a history that is intrinsically linked to Brighton. Afterwards, enjoy a cycle around Preston Park, the city's largest green space.