Neighbouring Jubilee Square and the new face of Brighton is the North Laine area of the city. Taking up the mile between the railway station and the Royal Pavilion, the area gets its name from the series of five open fields (laines) that once made up the town outside the Old Town. With a rising population in this latter, demand for goods rose and it was the manufacturing businesses if the North Laine that met this need. After a downturn in fortune during WWII, the North Laine then became a conservation area and has since flourished. Home today to over 350 businesses including boutiques, restaurants and cafés, it is the antithesis of your usual high street and has an infectious atmosphere. Bursting with independent shops, many of which are run by their owners, you can find anything and everything in this relatively small space from made to measure men's clothes at Gresham Blake to second hand clothing at To Be Worn again and from fine French dining at In Vino Veritas to laid back vegetarian eating at Wai Kika Moo Kau. Also not to be missed are the indoor flea markets, the most renowned of which is Snooper's Paradise, which is a veritable gold mine with over 90 stalls pedalling anything and everything.