Brighton’s independent shopping areas – North Laines and The Lanes
The North Laines are a shopping zone, north of the main road – North Street!
With shops on your left and right all the route as you walk; this area is a cheerful stroll full of little more alternative shops and eateries. You can find places for vegans and vegetarians and many really unique shops from fashion and jewellery to homeware and gifts.
The kind of shops in the North Laines are rather unusual: they are not the usual clothes or accessories stores, but antiques, art, architectural recovery, second-hand books, music, retro clothing, musical instruments and new age accessories. In addition to mixing in this crowd of shops and particularities there are many nice pubs and snack bars that are just characteristic of the place.
Frequented by both locals and tourists, you can also find a theatre and cinema called the Komedia and other entertainment venues.
While enjoying the soul of the city, many street performers will accompany you with music , magic and performance.
The Lanes, South of The North Laines are a series of narrow twittens and alleyways jam-packed with unusual boutiques and independent shops. Here you will find many antique jewellery outlets, eccentric chocolate shops, emporiums, arts and antiques.