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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been before to Brighton but not to Kemptown we were delighted to find an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants here. Some cracking pubs include the Crown, the Golden Cannon and the Thomas Kemp, in an area within a few minutes walk of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annie W
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We stayed in an Air BnB in Kemptown having never visited this part of Brighton before. Real village and friendly feel to the area alongside huge variety of boutique shops, eateries, pubs and coffee shops. Great to return to the village after the hub bub...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We stayed at a lovely townhouse here. It is close to everything, but not as expensive as some areas. East access to water, buses, restaurants, etc. It was great for a straight couple in their 60's.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We stayed in Kempton which is only ten minutes walk to the centre of Brighton. Lovely old buidings with lots of restaurants and shops

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jan L
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I stayed in Kemptown, and would not stay anywhere else. There is the classic buzz of Brighton with some great places to eat and shop, but less of the crowds. some great bars too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hanp86
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Walked through Kemptown from the marina. Plenty of independent coffee shops. Several antique shops and various other types of independent retailers. Interesting and different. A change from the usual corporate retailers

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suebex12
Reviewed 3 September 2018

On some streets there are some fun cafes and shops. Generally, however, I find the area to be quite seedy.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having not been to Brighton before, we found ourselves staying in high Kemp Town on the verge of Pride weekend (unbeknown to us when booking) so the place was thronging. The San Francisco of England.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

No I can spell, didn’t bother with the park this year but spent a fab 72 hours, in the sun; watching the drag queens and just having a wow time in Kempton

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kris B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We loved staying here. it is full of gorgeous Georgian architecture and feels so peaceful away from the tourists whilst staying in Brighton. It's an easy bus down into the City Centre on the number 7 bus. Definitely look into staying here if you're thinking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie L
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Response from sp1der280 | Reviewed this property |
Hi cannot advise you really as it depends on your budget. Look for accommodation in Upper Rock Gardens as that is a lovely area. Do not book anything on St James's Street as that is always busy but lovely.If you really want... More
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Response from Sally C | Reviewed this property |
The pavements are quite well negotiable in a wheelchair as the kerbs are dropped at the ends of the roads. Some shops do have disabled access upon request but some are at street level. As the previous person says, Kemptown... More