Formerly known as Brighthelmstone, this wonderful town used to be a simple fishing village. It was not until the late 18th century that Brighthelmstone gained much attention when a doctor prescribed the seawater coming from this town to his patients. From then on, it attracted several visitors, including numerous royals. With the continued patronage of visitors from all over the world, tourism in Brighton flourished, and over the years, Brighton evolved from a simple fishing village into a beach getaway with various hotels and commercial establishments. Among the most popular spots is the Brighton Marina, a man-made marina with a working harbour that is filled with residential and commercial establishments. Aside from its beaches, Brighton is also filled with bright lights, colourful shows and amazing sights. The loveliness of the city was further accentuated by the architecture of the surrounding villages. The economic growth brought by tourism was complemented by the promotion of the arts and culture. All over the city, there are always festivals, theatre performances, operas, outdoor spectacles, films, night shows, galleries, museums and lot more, making Brighton one of the most cultural cities in Europe. Today, Brighton is among the top holiday destinations in Europe. Tourists from all walks of life pour in not only to indulge in its innate beauty and art, but also to relax and be free in a city that fosters openness, creativity and diversity.