Brighton Pier is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the city and the fourth most visited in the UK. It was opened in 1899 as the Palace Pier (as it still known, although renamed in 2000). There are fairground stalls ,carousels, rollercoasters and two amusement arcades.There are three bars and a restaurant Palm Court, which was named the ‘Spiritual Home of Fish and Chips’ by TV chef Heston Blumenthal. The Brighton Pier is a Grade II listed building
The pier was closed during the Second World War as it was feared it would be a target for enemy attack.Brighton Pier is open every day of the year except Christmas day, from 9am to midnight in the summer and from 10am to midnight in the winter. Admission is free.