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The industrial northern city of Sheffield in located in South Yorkshire and lies on the River Sheaf. The city has many attractions including the Sheffield Walk of Fame in the city centre. This honours many famous residents of Sheffield past and present. Sheffield's two large theatres are the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre. These two theatres along with the smaller Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex in the United Kingdom outside of London. The Crucible Theatre is perhaps best known for hosting the World Snooker Championships since 1977. The Lyceum Theatre hosts many touring West End productions and operas by Opera North along with shown put on by local companies.
The city also has a number of museums which include the Weston Park Museum, the Millennium Galleries, Graves Art Gallery, the Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet which is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the Shepherd Wheel which is a Grade II listed building and also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Major railway routes through Sheffield railway station include the Midland Main Line, which links the city to London via the East Midlands, the Cross Country Route which links the East of Scotland and Northeast of England with the West Midlands and the Southwest, and the lines linking Liverpool and Manchester with Hull and East Anglia.
Located in East Sussex, the coastal town and resort of Brighton is around 50 miles to the south of London. The city is known for its oriental architecture and large gay community. Due to its close proximity to London it has become popular with media and music types who choose not to live in London. This is led to the city sometimes called "London-by-the-Sea".
In the summer, the pebble beach in Brighton is full of tourists and Brightonians alike. Poi twirlers strike a beautiful image against the sunsets, and flaming lanterns are launched into the air on summer evenings. To the east of Brighton there is a designated nudist beach. The pebble beach gives way to a flat sandy seabed just below mid tide line so time your swimming to the low tide and avoid the painful feet. Just beyond the Marina is an area for surfers and local fishermen cast their rods from the Marina or by the giant doughnut.
The Brighton Festival, featuring music, arts exhibitions, book debates and much more is the second biggest arts festival in the UK after the Edinburgh Festival. The Brighton Festival Fringe runs at the same time as the main Arts Festival and usually comprises over 600 events including comedy, theatre, music and 'open houses'.