Brightons Gay Shops

Shopping in Brighton is great fun, you never know what you might pick up in and around town. As usual there is something for everyone. Shopping in Brighton is split into four main areas:

Shopping The Lanes
Full of very nice, but in the main fairly expensive shops. Main themes are antiques, jewellery and clothes (generally the more formal type of designer labels).

North Laine
This is more like it, lots of small value for money shops. Main themes are music, clothes (casual, second-hand & club culture influenced fashions), this is also the place for natural remedies and similar esoterica. This area is also very popular with students. In short the best way to describe it for anybody who knows London is a sort of Covent Garden / Neals Yard without the hype or the expense.

Churchill Square / Western Road and North Road
The main shopping thoroughfares, this is where you will find most of the main chain stores - Next , Body Shop, Ann Summers (!!!), Virgin Megastore et al.

Kemptown / St James's Street This is of course the Gay Village, so whilst it might not have a great variety of shops it is still worth a quick sashay around Morrisons. This is also the place where most of the specialist gay shops listed below are found.


29 Sydney Street
Brighton BN1 4EP
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Fetish wear, a few mags and source of information/flyers, etc.

Ann Summers

30-31 Western Road
brighton BN1 2EB
t: 0870 053 4007
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A range of fetish clothing, toys and novelty items at the rear of the shop.

Cafe 22

129 St. James's Street
t: 01273 626682
Apart from the usual coffees, teas, soft drinks, sandwiches, cakes and various other snacks. Café 22 also sell tasteful cards and calendars plus some clothing which although limited at present will be extended in the New Year. Catering for everyone whether they are gay or straight although most of the customers are from the LGBT Community.


47a St James's Street
t: 01273 692916
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For an unusual selection of cards, as well as gay magazines, videos, posters, books and novelty items.


32 St James St.
t: 01273 626442
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Clonezone is a leading Gay online store offering a huge product range of aromas, lube, gay male sex toys, DVD's, magazines, fashion, underwear and gifts.

Madison Travel

33 Western Road
Hove BN3 1AF
t: 01273 725 855
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Madison Travel are a gay / lesbian travel agency situated just on the frontier from Brighton and Hove in Western Road.

The Pink Pamper

1 St. James's Street Brighton
Brighton BN2 1RE
t: 01273 608060
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The Pink Pamper offers a variety of beauty related services and treatments in Brighton, which may include manicures and pedicures, makeup application, body waxing and laser hair removal, spa treatments and more.

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