Yes, Red legs had been drinking and it was late when this was taken!
It has a wonderful pier, the place is set up for family fun but also very louche. The presence of a large gay community ensures a liberal tolerant attitude. Pride is a good time to go straight, gay or whatever (and I know a lot of whatevers).
There are a few good deco buildings but the Luftwaffe didn't destroy Brighton so it is mainly 19th century.
Room in the Beach Pad, highly recommended for location, cleanliness, simple clean stylish decor and not putting up with crap from noisy holiday makers. Also you have your breakfast in neighbouring cheerful cafe, much better than dire silence in someones basement dining room!