Brighton Pier

Local nameBrighton Pier
LocationBrighton, UK

The Brighton Palace Pier, commonly known as Brighton Pier or the Palace Pier is a Grade II* listed pleasure pier in Brighton, England, located in the city centre opposite the Old Steine. Opening in 1899, it was the third pier to be constructed in Brighton after the Royal Suspension Chain Pier and the West Pier, but is now the only one still in operation. It is managed and operated by the Eclectic Bar Group.

The Palace Pier was constructed as a replacement for the Chain Pier, which collapsed in 1896 during construction. It quickly became popular, and had become a frequently-visited theatre and entertainment venue by 1911. Aside from closures owing to war, it continued to hold regular entertainment up to the 1970s. The theatre was damaged in 1973 and following a buy-out was demolished in 1986, changing the pier's character from seaside entertainment to an amusement park, with various fairground rides and roller coasters.

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Opening hours

Opening times depend on the day, season and the type of attraction. In general it is open from 11 am to 5 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 7 pm on weekends. Please, refer to the official website for detailed information.

Christmas Eve: until 3 pm
Christmas Day: closed
New Yer Eve: until 4 pm

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +44 01273 609361

Address Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TW, UK

Coordinates 50°48'57.203" N -0°8'13.308" E

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