Quality of life

Eat, drink, shop, enjoy. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of classic architecture and contemporary culture, Blue Flag beaches and peaceful parkland, living at The Goldstone Apartments lets residents take advantage of the best the area has to offer.

Quality of life

Just a few minutes’ walk from The Goldstone Apartments lies Brighton & Hove’s raison d’etre: 5.4 miles of stunning shingle beach that is ideal for walking, jogging and other waterside pursuits.

Punctuated by much-loved landmarks such as the whimsical rainbow-hued beach huts, its illuminated Palace Pier and iconic British Airways i360 offer exhilarating experiences and views. Hove Lagoon is the place to head for wakeboard, paddleboard or windsurfing lessons, while the lovingly restored bandstand – which hosts concerts throughout the summer – rubs shoulders with modern play areas for children and adults alike. And of course, there are plenty of superb seafront establishments such as Fat Boy Slim’s Big Beach Café or the style-spotter’s new favourite, Rockwater Bar and Restaurant.

Brighton & Hove boasts an incredible variety of parks and gardens, no less than seven holding Green Flag status.

Hove Park, which extends to almost 40 acres of green space, is closest to The Goldstone Apartments, although St Anne’s Wells and central Brighton’s famous Pavilion Gardens are both within easy reach. In addition to larger parks, there are luxuriant formal gardens between the iconic Regency terraces, where ‘Hovians’ can relax amidst the extravagant planting and manicured lawns. Separating the city’s characteristic seafront architecture from the waves, the tranquil Western Lawns are home to fitness classes, an annual Foodie Festival and the popular Paddle Round the Pier celebration. For wilder experience of the great outdoors, the South Downs National Park is a short drive away, complete with quaint Sussex villages and cosy country pubs.

From quirky boutiques to designer finery, downtown Brighton & Hove is renowned for its unrivalled shopping experience.

Browse the galleries and jewellery shops within The Lanes’ intricate maze of twisting alleyways, explore antiques emporia and market stalls amid the bohemian bustle of North Laine’s cobbled streets or peruse the tiny artists’ studios on the beach. The indoor shopping mall at Churchill Square provides an array of retailers, and high street names are widely available, while designer brands are well represented. Closer to home, Hove’s bustling Church Road hosts an eclectic collection of independent stores, offering everything from Audrey’s handmade chocolates and Asiana’s dim sum to vintage interiors and ethical fashion at iGigi.

Long heralded as a city of culture, Brighton & Hove is renowned for its flourishing arts and music scene.

At its heart is the Royal Pavilion, exotic seaside palace of King George IV and now instantly recognisable symbol of Brighton, with an adjacent museum and art gallery, concert hall and theatre, all overlooking beautiful gardens. Music, comedy and drama are staged at The Brighton Centre and ‘Best Venue in the South’, Komedia Brighton, while live music and dancing, from energetic clubbing to elegant tea dances, are on offer at multiple venues. Hove’s family-friendly Museum and Art Gallery displays contemporary crafts and vintage toys, while Brighton’s many festivals and events – including Brighton Festival, Fringe and Digital Festival – take place in venues right across the city.

From freshly-caught seafood to more exotic pleasures, not forgetting its aromatic coffee scene, Brighton & Hove has its own unique flavour.

Never mind the recent influx of premium venues and members clubs – think The Ivy or Soho House – more local chefs than ever are stepping up to the plate. Shelter Hall has seven of Sussex's best restaurants served up under one roof, on Brighton beach; Wild Flor offers modern British dishes in an elegant Hove setting; Etch is renowned for its nine-course tasting menu by Masterchef winner Steven Edwards. The Little Fish Market, Isaac At, Cin Cin and the Salt Rooms are all worth a visit, while Wolfies is a Hovian institution for fish and chip aficionados. There are tastes from every corner of the globe within minutes of the Goldstone Apartments, while café culture is thriving all along Church Road. Micro-breweries are aplenty and the Lion and Lobster and the Ginger Pig are among the best gastro-pubs around.