'Prinny' (Prince of Wales, later King George IV) liked Brighton because it was only an hour's journey from London, so he built his exotic Pavilion here. It remains a huge draw for visitors to this vibrant town. Brighton's cafes, bars, restaurants and antiquaries are also a big attraction. Contributing to the experience is the variety of hotels to stay at. From luxury spa hotels to quirky retreats, country houses to tranquil B&Bs. Perhaps you will fall in love with Drake's on Brighton's Marine Parade - a quirky and memorable boutique hotel, that brings together the charm of a Georgian property with contemporary flair. Or maybe you will be enchanted by Artist Residence with muralled walls by street artists, upcycled furniture and bohemian charm. For traditional five-star luxury, head to nearby Eastbourne, where The Grand Hotel is imposing enough to sit on top of a wedding cake and comes complete with a spa and a jewel of an outdoor pool.