Santa Monica and Brighton are now Piers!

Celebrate the friendship
at Shelter Hall,
from 1st July to 30th September

free entrance

The two seaside towns will sign a friendship city agreement that’s bound to make waves. To celebrate this new friendship, Santa Monica is bringing some of its beachside vibes to Brighton through a series of events this July, August and September.

Shelter Hall Events

Cocktail Bar

Get in the Santa Monica spirit and sip on some delicious Cali-inspired cocktails created by expert mixologists.

Juice Bar

Get your juices flowing and experience the flavours of Santa Monica through our signature fruit juices.


Take your taste buds on a Santa Monica holiday thanks to culinary collaborations by British and American chefs.

Meet the chefs
bringing Santa Monica
to Brighton


Guided by his motto, ‘In pursuit of excellence’, Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’ gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years’ experience (and two Michelin stars) under his belt. His successes include Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, Openaire situated at the LINE LA in Koreatown, and Dave’s Doghouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Most recently, Citrin partnered with chef Hans Röckenwagner for a two-year run at iconic Dear John’s in Culver City.


Born in California and raised on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, Govind Armstrong is famed for his refined, inventive cuisine. Having garnered critical acclaim for his Table 8 restaurants in Los Angeles and Miami, Armstrong continued his winning streak with the launch of 8oz Burger Bar. His true-to-Cali flair has been showcased at Stateside hotspots such as LA’s Post & Beam, as well as The Lobster restaurant and The Lobby in Santa Monica.

what’s happening
this Summer & Autumn


ZEST Juice Bar Collaboration

A collaboration with Zest Juice bar, where there will be some Santa Monica inspired juices on sale for the ...

Shelter Hall Skylark Bar Collaboration

Shelter Hall’s new cocktail bar at Brighton’s seafront food hall offers intimate dining and drinks, ins...

Paddle Round the Pier

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism will be the title sponsors of ‘The Big Paddle’ – people are asked to gr...

Yellowave Beach Volleyball Day Tournament

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism will be working with Yellowave to deliver a month-long partnership to showcas...

Sunday Music Sessions – Shelter Hall

Join us for live music as part of our ‘Sunday Sessions’ events, where we bring the ‘good vibes’, wi...

Shelter Hall Kitchen Collaboration

Shelter Hall have teamed up with Santa Monica Travel & Tourism to bring their flavours to Brighton. The int...

ONE Garden Live Cooking Demonstrations

Brighton’s own garden. A walled garden rooted in the past and focused on the future. Open daily 9.30am un...

The Set Collaboration

The Set is an award-winning restaurant in Brighton showcasing the best of local produce. They work with Bri...

Yellowave Beach Volleyball Taster Sessions

Santa Monica is looking forward to hosting Olympic beach volleyball in 2028, so come get a taste of what it...

Ruben Rojas Mural Creation – Brighton Palace Pier

Brighton Pier opened in 1899 and is home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants, and deckchairs to enjoy th...

visit santa monica
& california

One Direct Flight Away
Across the globe, a direct flight away, Santa Monica is LA’s legendary beach city. It’s famous for its shimmering, 3.5-mile stretch of coastline, its sandy beaches and the underwater adventures and watersports that await there.

It’s the kind of place that makes your eyes shine, where days segue from leisurely seaside brunches to sun-kissed hours spent on the sand and surf, followed by dinner and drinks at a destination restaurant.

Santa Monica is also the perfect base for your adventures in southern California: where anything is possible and dreams don’t just happen when you sleep. Discover a world of breathtaking natural beauty, heart-pounding adventures in epic scenery, world-renowned wine and culinary delights.

win a trip to santa monica

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism has teamed up with United Airlines, Viceroy Santa Monica, Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica and The Lobster to give one lucky winner and guest a chance to create their own Santa Monica adventure. To enter, simply answer the question below and submit your details.The competition ends on 30th September 2022.