Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala

Sat 31 December 2.45pm

brighton_phil_logoA memorable way to enjoy the end of the year to the sound of classical music. The program is vast and is led by concertmaster John Bradbury. Mainly operas by the Strauss family will be performed in an authentic Viennese style. Find the tickets here.

And here you’ll find the Oriental booking section to look at our newly decorated rooms and bathrooms. We are based half way between Brighton and Hove at just 2 minute walk from the beach. The Oriental is a luxury B&B boutique guesthouse with also an art gallery open throughout the whole year, showing local best artworks.

Jonathan Wilson

johnathan1Will be playing at Tom, The Old Market, in Brighton. He will perform the songs of his debut album “Gentle Spirit”. A dreamy psychedelic american country folk, with traces of Will Young and Bon Iver.

Book a room at the Oriental. A great escape from the eclecticism of Brighton. When you simply had enough…We are a luxury B&B boutique guest-house in the heart of Brighton. Enjoy our funky lounge bar with friends and drinks! 24h access. Book or check out our selection of rooms here.

Dome Discovery Tour

Wed 28 December 1pm

domefullOn this particular day there will a small lapse of time in which the Dome will not have anything on…so take advantage of this opportunity by coming to visit one of the most prestigious piece of architecture in Brighton. It will open its doors to those curious ones tempted to know what’s behind the curtains of this beautiful and huge historic attraction. A little hint, there’s a secret underground tunnel that links the Dome to the Pavilion…kick here to get a pass.

You can also discover the Oriental, situated in a charming area by the old pier, our place has lots to offer, from spa baths, to aromatherapy to great unique cocktails and freshly prepared continental and local produce breakfast. Check out our great reviews!


22/10/2011 – 08/01/2012

ragamalaRagamala is a series of  music – inspired miniatures which illustrate several Indian music nodes. They are simply the representation of art, poetry and music in medieval India. The exhibition will take place at the Royal Pavilion and it will be administered by the Dulwich Picture Gallery. It’s interesting to mention that the owner of the collection, Claudio Moscatelli, fell in love with this form of art when he paid a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum when he first moved to England from Italy. Each of the 24 raga paintings displayed, is a story of a hero and a heroine, their colour, mood and verse is usually associated to a particular period,  day or night in which the  raga is to be sung. A peculiar and delightful amalgamation of music and paintings.

Further details are to be found here: Royal Pavilion

If you fancy Brighton, its beach and its versatile art scene don’t hesitate to book your accommodation at the Oriental. We are a 4 stars guest house B&B 10 minutes walking from the town centre and 2 minutes and 34 seconds (with flip-flops) to the beach (mind the pedestrian traffic light…). Enjoy our freshly prepared breakfast and lovely cocktails.

Ghost Walk Of The Lanes

ghost-walkEver walked down Brighton’s Lanes in a dark foggy night? Well do not attempt it…Rumours say a ghost is hovering around the intricate and narrow alleys of once original settlement of Brighthelmstone,  in the mischievous attempt to petrify whoever passes through. It is worth mentioning that many spectres, some headless, some terrifying, some even cute have all been witnessed over the years by former residents living in the haunted area. The Ghost Walk of the Lanes runs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm from the Druid’s Head Brighton Place – £5 adults, £2 children& £3 concessions. You will visit seven haunted sites and hear of all the gruesome going associated with them. Not for the trembling hands or fainted hearts!

Here’s a TV interview to the real Ghost spotted while working…

The whole Brighton may be haunted and infested with phantoms of all sorts but the Oriental is definitelty ghostfree, an island of peace and tranquillity where to rest after a impervious walk through the city. We are based half way from Brighton to Hove, minutes walk from the Pier and the beach. Delicious coctails of all kind and freshly prepared breakfast. 24h access. Book Now!

Nigel Kennedy

Mon 23 January

nigel-kennedy1One of the most talented violinist is coming to Brighton for his UK tour. Nigel has gained increasing success and huge  popularity over the years for his innovative techniques which break new barriers in classical music and contemporary music composition and his now known as one of the world’s leading violin virtuoso and undoubtedly the most important in UK. This magic evening at the Dome will see Nigel Kennedy performing his re-written version of the Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni and his newly finished piece called The Four Elements (I Quattro Elementi). If you do appreciate classical music you will surely enjoy its new clever and fresher modern variation. Click here for tickets and info.

Come to stay at the Oriental a freshly redecorated luxury guest house boutiqu B&B. Minutes away from the town centre. 24h access.

Brighton Sea Life

…closed for refurbishment!

sea-life-centre-brighton-logoThe advent of the London Olympics is indeed bringing silver and gold in the city of Brighton too, everyone is trying to be as ready as possible for this glorious event. You can easily notice scaffolds here and there by just walking across the city centre…unbelievable! One of the places going through a total facelift is indeed the Brighton Sea Life Centre. The restoration works are expected to be completed in early 2012 just in time for celebrating the centre’s 140th anniversary. In addition to this, there will also be 2 new areas! Check this out now!

You’ll have plenty of time to find your best accommodation in Brighton, so why not take a swift short-cut and get straight to one of the best luxury boutique B&B? The Oriental! Get your nice room and enjoy our freshly prepared breakfast and addictive cocktails! We are based at 10 minutes walking from the city centre!


The Brighton Film Festival

17/11/2011 – 04/12/2011


It’s back for its 9th edition! It will be a blast of the usual mega interesting exhibitions, Brighton screenings, acclaimed documentaries, international award-winning dramas, film premiers, previews, installations, the best of British, live soundtracks, and everything else concerning movie business. The event will take place at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton and Hove.

And while you’re watching or walking around dozen of showcases call us on: 01273 205050 to book a room to stay for the night! We are a lovely B&B luxury boutique guest house walking distance from the city centre! The Oriental. 24h access.


Only on Sat 10 Dec 2011

jethroComedian Geoff Rowe (stage name Jethro) from Cornwall is back in Brighton! One of the funniest Storytellers to date. He has had loads of appearances on television and he has been involved in charity work in many occasions. He also runs his own venue, Jethro’s Club, where he performs each year for charity. You’ll hear hilarious antics of rural comedy in a warm Cornish accent. Buy your ticket!

And come to the Oriental for a nice accommodation minutes away from the theatre. We are a lovely B&B boutique guest house, with funky and well thought-through decorations. You’ll fall in love with it.

Brighton Santa Dash 2011

Saturday 10th December at 10.30am

santaLet’s face it, nowadays Christmas is all about shopping, millions of pounds down the drain to get things that we, over-spoiled brats, don’t really need. So if you believe in moral values and you have indeed a thinking brain and a lot of money to waste, please come down to the event, and enjoy what a simple run can do! All the money raised will go to Passing It On, a charity organisation that helps to built schools in the unfortunate Africa. The Adult Santa run Start and finish from the Peace statue opposite Adelaide Crescent. The course heads west up the Seafront Esplanade for 2.5k. Once you get to Hove Lagoon you turn around and head back to the Start / Finish line.

Click here and get your things ready

Come to stay at the Oriental. Our luxury B&B guest house has everything you need to make you feel just like at home. There’s a lovely funky lounge bar serving great cocktails and breakfast is our speciality. 24h access.