Brighton Hotspots, Places to Hang Out: Kemptown Shops BN2

Along the East Coast of Brighton, as we turn left from facing the pier, we find a small community of its own. A thriving little hub of shops, coffee outlets and essentials that exists separately to the main part of Brighton. The area gets its name due to an estate from the 1800’s, lived in by Thomas Read Kemp.


The Kemptown area extending along the coast in the East of Brighton is a small community that takes its name from Thomas Read Kemp’s residential estate of the early 19th century. Most of the houses in this area are of the Regency style, with a few examples of Victorian and modern architecture. The center of Brighton is located west of this area historically known as the artists’ district, which is now home to a large gay community and boasts a lively scene of restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops. We highlight the best things to see and do in Kemptown and the surrounding area.


Bone Idol

Pet Shop


Our independent shop and grooming parlour is a pet owner’s paradise in the heart of Brighton. We are very proud of our grooming skills and expertise and provide everything from a nice bath & tidy after a day on Brighton beach, to a fabulous full…

  • Kemptown Trading Post

    Kemptown Trading Post

    Antique/Craft Centre
    Kemptown Trading Post is an eclectic and bohemian market where you can find a large variety of collectibles, antiques and furniture
  • Phoenix Treatments & Beauty

    Phoenix Treatments & Beauty

    Health & Beauty
    Phoenix Treatments & Beauty is the No1 Rated spa in Brighton. We are the first and only entirely organic and vegan spa in the UK! Our treatments include massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and more! All our services are LGBTQ+ friendly.
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    Oh So Swedish Arts & Crafts

    Speciality Shop
    Oh So Swedish make and sell limited editions of handmade arts & crafts created by individuals from all corners of Sweden, inspired by the Nordic nature & traditions, sometimes mixed with influences of the Swedish modern urban society.
  • Vintage Workshop

    The Vintage Workshop

    The airy shop houses a collection of many fine and unusual things: vintage haberdashery, hand embroidered linens, antique writing and drawing equipment and old and antiquarian books, and a small select collection of vintage clothing.


    Food/Drink Producer


    Brighton’s international award winning brewery. Brewing in the city, if you want to try local beer you don’t look further than BRIGHTON BIER. For the best choice go to Brighton Bierhaus their tap room in the centre of town.