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Brighton Marathon 2016

It’s that time of the year again; Brighton is in full preparation for the Marathon this coming Sunday

17th April. There is a whole weekend of events and fun planned, with the Brighton Marathon

Exhibition taking place from Friday to Sunday. Everyone can go have a browse at the discounts on

lifestyle and fitness brands or runners can even book massages.


On the Saturday the mini mile races for 7-17 year olds takes place at Preston Park, with over 2000

kids expected to take part along with their families, it’s sure to be a great day. Zoe Ball is kicking off

Sunday as official race starter this year , sending over 10,000 runners on their way, who are all taking

part for great charities like Mind, Macmillan, MS and British Heart Foundation to name a few. The

Beach Village has taken up usual residence on Marine Parade, this year it’s bigger with screens, lots

of food and drink stalls and the charity tents. This is a good base to enjoy the weekend and greet the

runners after the race.


It will be a great weekend to spend down in Brighton as the place will be buzzing, it’s also the perfect

excuse to have a relaxing night away over the weekend at Kemp Townhouse just give us a call on


To view the programme and find out more about the Brighton Marathon visit


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It’s been a lovely sunny couple of days in Brighton and just in time for the Easter weekend. If you can steal yourself away from all the chocolate treats, pop in to the Open Market off London Road. On Sunday 26th they are doing a free Easter fun day, for all the family, with great crafty activities for the kids including an egg hunt. While the kids are hunting, it’s a great chance for the adults to have a browse around the stalls; there is a great selection of handmade jewellery, candles, gifts and artwork and the makers themselves are usually there to have a chat with. It’s also a great chance to grab some fresh veg and dairy from local farmers, the Real Patisserie who supplies bread to Kemp Townhouse has an outlet, follow your nose and you’re sure to find something freshly baked. It is quite open as the name suggests but don’t let that put you off, wrap up warm and you can grab a coffee at one of the funky café’s. Don’t forget to pick up a bunch of flowers on the way out, we can’t think of a better way to start spring off. Find out more at www.brightonopenmarket.co.uk

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the Sunday 6th March, so it’s the perfect excuse to book a stay at Kemp Townhouse for the special lady. We are offering a 10% discount when you book direct, just apply the promo code “mother” on our website or give us a call on 01273 681400.

Take a break in between the sightseeing and shopping around Brighton to enjoy an afternoon tea and we have listed some of our favourite places to indulge below.


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Brighton Half Marathon

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With Christmas only a few months away it is time to start thinking about booking your Christmas Shopping breaks.  Why not tie this in with a stay at Kemp Townhouse. You can even warm your tired feet in front of our fire after your long hard day (or two!) shopping.



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We are rather excited to announce that the end of last month saw the Escape Game come to Brighton. Previously seen in London and other cities, Escape Games are a fun adventure where your team are tasked with finding their way out of a secure room, by using clues and solving puzzles! Teams are ‘trapped’ for 60 minutes; the object being to work together to escape.

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Summer draws to en end.

As Summer comes to an end, our Brighton beaches become quieter … but we don’t want you to worry - there are still plenty of things to do and discover in Brighton during the less sunny days. Here is a list of our favourites:

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The costume games

To celebrate the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup 2015, Brighton will be given over to people in costume. The 5-day festival starting on Wednesday 16th September will see the people of Brighton dressing up as their alter egos!

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Brighton Pride 

As the end of the month approaches we are gearing up for the celebration of the UK’s biggest Pride festival, which marks the 25 year anniversary of Pride being in our City of Brighton. Pride is loved locally and is a great celebration of our vibrant LGBT community. The 2015 Pride event takes place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August, with the LGBT Community Pride Parade kicking off at 11am on Saturday.

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Brighton i360 Lift off!

Brighton is well on its way to having a new iconic building and us at Kemp Townhouse can’t wait to see it completed. At 162 metres high, and with an observation pod which will rise to 138 metres, the Brighton i360 will be the tallest observation tower outside the Capital, offering a new perspective on the fun loving seaside city of Brighton & Hove. Located at the end of the historic West Pier on the seafront, the i360 has a slender, elegant design, with a futuristic pod allowing 200 visitors at any one time to enjoy the stunning surrounding seaside views. 

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Shakedown Returns to Brighton

Shakedown returns to Brighton once again on Saturday 15th August 2015, with four huge international brands hosting stages: Defected, Hospitality, Cirque Du Soul and Supercharged. Now in its fifth year, Shakedown festival is all about the cool side of the music business. Expect headliners that combine youth and talent to keep you dancing all night. 

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