Brighton named one of the top holiday destinations in the world for 2019

Thousands enjoy the sun at Brighton beach
Thousands enjoy the sun at Brighton beach

A newspaper has named Brighton as one of its top places to visit in the world this year.

The Guardian picked its 40 best places to go on holiday across the globe in its 2019 hotlist.

Popular shopping destination North Laine, Brighton

Popular shopping destination North Laine, Brighton

It said the 40th anniversary of cult film Quadrophenia, art and culture event the Brighton Festival, and LGBTQ celebration Brighton Pride were all good reasons to visit.

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Other UK destinations on the list included Bristol, Yorkshire, Manchester and Portsmouth.

The Guardian said: “This year is the 40th anniversary of Quadrophenia, the cult film of The Who’s rock opera, set in Brighton, and the bank holiday Mod Weekender (August 24-26) is set to be bigger than ever, with hundreds of parka-clad scooter riders in town and parties aplenty.”

It advised visitors to ‘celebrate all things Mod’ with a walking tour of key locations, from the seafront arches to the Grand Hotel.

And clothes shops Jump the Gun and Pretty Green in The Lanes got a mention, as did Hotel Pelirocco which has a Modrophenia bedroom, with Vespa bedside tables and Keith Moon prints.

Brighton Festival in May and Brighton Pride in August also got a mention.