Just outside of London, Brighton is one of the UK’s best-known and loved seaside resorts; in 2017 it was hailed as the “happiest place to live in the UK” according to a nationwide survey. The town has over eight miles of beaches, as well as the beautiful Brighton Palace Pier and the Grade I listed Royal Pavilion. Brighton has inspired many an artist; it’s where rock band The Kooks formed, and the spot upon which Graham Greene based his novel Brighton Rock. Full of nightlife hotspots, the area thrives with music events and concerts. The Brighton Dome, for instance, is where ABBA performed after their Eurovision win, and the town has the highest number of electronic music events in the UK. As for Brighton theatre, the town is home to the second largest fringe festival in the UK after Edinburgh. Every May, Brighton becomes ‘Fringe City’ and plays hosts to an array of different things, from live theatre and music, to craft fairs, a children’s parade and exhibitions. Other festivals throughout the year include The Great Escape live music festival, a winter solstice festival called Burning the Clocks and the famous Brighton Pride parade. The Theatre Royal Brighton has been standing for over 200 years, making it one of the country’s oldest regency theatres. Instead of traditional Christmas performances, in recent years the venue has hosted alternatives such as The Rocky Horror Show. The fine old Grade II listed building is the perfect place to enjoy shows in Brighton.