Brighton has been around a long time - it was in the Domesday survey, although back then it was called Bristelmestune and was considered worthy of a rent of 4,000 herring a year.
What changed Brighton's fortunes from sleepy fishing town and set it on the path to becoming the modern city of Brighton and Hove was the passion for sea bathing that led to the Prince Regent's decision to build what is now known as the Royal Pavilion there.
The design of the Pavilion was heavily influenced by the poetry and beliefs of the Romantic movement.
During the First World War, the Pavilion became a hospital for the troops, as Jeremy Paxman learned
But the Pavilion isn't Brighton's only fascinating building...
... and even the bus shelters are interesting...
... and they may have gone pop art now, but originally they were inspired by the 1920s Art Deco movement
For some people, Brighton can feel like a city on another planet. In fact, we can even use the seafront to explore how we discover what other planets are really like.
And what trip to the seaside is complete without a fish supper?
Finally, Brighton - like all coastal resorts - provides a challenge as the demands of locals, industry, and the environment interplay. What will the future hold for our coastal towns?