Brighton is a haven of a seaside town, with 3.5miles of coastal galore and a vast array of unique shops, restaurants, and bistros. Whether you are going for a family fun day out by the seaside, or a chilled coffee catch up and stroll with friends, Brighton has it all. Only an hour’s train from London, this seaside town is the ideal getaway for busy Londoners, or anyone wanting to sample the seaside.
The Lanes in Brighton are an array of brightly decorated, unique and fun streets with hipster shops, typical tourist souvenirs outlets, classy boutiques and antique retailers. You can spend hours here just soaking in the lively atmosphere. If you’re hungry, you can pick up some goodies from one of the food outlets like Gelato Gusto, for example where you can indulge in an ice cream brownie. Or, of course, you can nip into one of the many outlets that sell the iconic Brighton rock.
Brighton Palace Pier
True to Brighton’s culture, the Palace Pier is a colourful, buzzing feature of the town. On the pier, you can enjoy views over the seaside, including the ruins of the West Pier, as well as views inland of Brighton’s colourful buildings. You can spend hours on the pier in the arcade or channelling your adrenaline junkie on one of the rides, or you can simply park up on a deck chair and watch the world go by.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion is an amazing building, built as a holiday ‘cottage’ for Prince Regent in the 18th and early 19th century. Here, you can enjoy the luxurious yet quirky decor, with an audio guide that can talk you through the fascinating history of the building.
Sea Life Brighton
Sea Life Brighton is a must for fans of anything marine-related, with over 5000 different sea animals. The centre is in the oldest ever building to operate as an aquarium, being built in 1872 and therefore boasting beautiful Victorian architecture. You can enjoy a unique glass-bottom boat ride experience where you can see the fish and sea creatures from a whole new perspective.