If it's true that seaside towns are quiet and subdued during the winter months, then Brighton must surely be an exception. Dominated by the onion shaped domes of its Asian-inspired Pavilion, the Victorians turned the city into a stylish resort, with rows and rows of white terraces, two ornate piers and a pleasant promenade. Sadly, one of the piers has gone, but Brighton is still the Londoners' favourite local beach. In fact the city can boast its own huge wealth of culture, arts and entertainment options. Not just that; Brighton is home to the biggest LGBT community outside London, with a thriving and exciting scene year-round and Brighton Pride is possibly one of the largest LGBT events in Europe.
Most LGBT bars are located to the east of the Palace Pier, in the Kemptown area, but if travelling in the summer don't miss a trip to the nudist beach close to the Marina.