We love London but now and then we need to escape. Craving a holiday close to London? Then open the DriveNow app, find your car and drive down to the seaside – easy! Exploring the creative and colourful corners of Brighton will give you that hit of summer sun and new energy to soak up, so why not stay a little longer? Our daily packages are great for weekend trips and you can simply add them to your booking after reserving a car in the app. Don’t worry about booking a car weeks or even days in advance and start your weekend getaway stress-free!
For Brighton we recommend to book the 3 day package. This way you’ll have enough time to explore Brighton & Hove, go shopping and also plan a chilled day at the beach. You’ll have some remaining miles to use in town too, so there’s no need to carry beach essentials by foot - simply throw it in the boot and enjoy a relaxed trip!
London (N7) to Brighton: 85 miles each way
DriveNow Package: 3 day package (200 miles) Ready to Brighton your weekend? Here’s some inspiration:
British Airways i360
Take the glass viewing pod up to 450ft and see Brighton & Hove as you’ve never seen it before! Designed by the creators of the London Eye, the tower is 10 times taller and even serves drinks at a Sky Bar. Ready for take off?
Address: Lower King’s Road, BN1 2LN
Opening times: Sun-Thurs: 10am-9pm (low season, 11am-5.30pm), Fri-Sat: 10am to 10pm (low season, 10am-7pm)
Tickets: Adults £15, children £7.50 Brighton Pier and Beach
Known as the heart of Brighton’s coastline, the Victorian pier at the waterfront is the must-see attraction for every visitor! Fancy some fish & chips with a view? Brighton Pier offers plenty of cafes and shops but more impressive are the fairground attractions for the whole family. Find two arcades, a funfair with rides and a massive soft play area.
Address: Madeira Drive, BN2 1TW
Opening times: Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-9pm Royal Pavilion
In the centre of Brighton you’ll find an impressive building from early 19th century with a visual style of China and India. Once inhabited by Prince Regents (later King George IV), discover an exotic palace with a colourful history – inside and outside!
Address: 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, BN1 1EE
Opening times: open daily, October-March 10am-5.15pm, April-September 9.30am-5.45pm
Tickets: Adults £13.50, children £8.80
Volk’s Electric Railway
The world’s oldest electric railway is back on track! Ride along Brighton’s seafront and step back to time. A return journey takes 25 minutes and you can get on or off at any of the 3 stops along to explore – Aquarium Station, Halfway Station and Black Rock Station.
Address: Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN
Opening times: Runs daily, Mon-Fri 10:30am-5.15pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am-6.15pm
Tickets (return): Adults £4.80, children £2.90 Brighton Toy and Model Museum
Turn childhood memories into reality by visiting the Brighton Toy and Model Museum! Located under Brighton railway station, you’ll find a finest collection of antique toys from the last 100 years, model trains and also an Aladdin’s cave to enjoy for every age. It’s also a Visitor Information Point with access to free maps.
Address: 52-55 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4EB
Opening times: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm
Tickets: Adults £6.50 , children £4.00 The Lanes Brighton
If you’re looking for a shopping paradise of independent boutiques and small shops, The Lanes is the right place! From antique stores, jewellers and vintage fashion, it’s also home to vibrant street art. To fully enjoy the atmosphere, pick one of the hip cafés for a drink and if you’re lucky you’ll get to enjoy some live jazz as well! Find out where else you can visit with a daily package:
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DriveNow guide to Bath Please note: The BMW i3 will only offer the 2, 3, 4 and 6 hour packages. All other models in our fleet will offer the 2, 3 and 4 day packages as well as the 12 and 24 hourly packages.
If you exceed the mileage allocation of your package, you’ll be charged 29p per mile. If you exceed the time allowance, you’ll be charged the standard per minute rate of the vehicle you’re renting.