Once you’re in Brighton itself, everything is within easy walking distance so you won’t need a car to get around.
However if you’re using a car to get to Brighton then you’ll need to consider parking before your trip.
If you’re in a hotel, air bnb or staying at a friends, be sure to check the parking situation and whether you have a space allocated.
Otherwise it’s a little like London, tricky or expensive.
Parking can cost up to £20 a day (car parks in Brighton) which can be a bulky expense on top of your trip.
The train station is right in the centre and walking distance from the centre and the beach front. A great option to avoid car hassles.
– Grab some fish and chips or fresh doughnuts and walk down the pier.
– Browse in gorgeous homeware stores e.g. England at Home (my fav!).
– Explore & shop in ‘The Lanes’.
– Release the inner hippie in you and buy some moroccan and hippie clothing (lots of alternative boutiques and art shops dotted in The Lanes).
– Eat Fish and Chips from Harry Ramsden’s.
– Visit the Royal Pavillion.
– Take a trip to Brighton Museum.
– Find a coffee shop on The Lanes (not difficult) and enjoy an afternoon of coffee and cake.
– Watch Fudge being made in Roly’s Fudge Pantry & choose your favourite from the numerous flavours. Just make sure you take some home for souvenirs!
– Book onto a cake making class at www.angelfoodkitchen.co.uk
Alongside a whole load of fish and chip takeaways, Brighton surprised me with it’s extensive offering of vegan, vegetarian and health conscious eateries.
So whatever it is that takes your fancy, Brighton does a flippin’ impressive job to accommodate!
– Fish and chips on the pier
(There is no shortage of fish and chip shops if you fancy them!)
– The Hilton for afternoon tea with a sea view or a gorgeous Sunday Sunday Roast
Brighton of course has all your usual chain restaurants:
e.g. Pizza express / Zizzis / cafe rouge
We ate on the sea front at:
– The Tempest
where we enjoyed cold ciders, an insane pulled pork burger and a beetroot and goats cheese tart, which was too, amazing!
– There are MANY other pubs / eateries on the seafront (gorgeous views!)
If you’re shopping in The Lanes, wandering about or walking along the beach – you won’t walk 1 minute without stumbling across an eatery.
We tried a GORGEOUS vegetarian restaurant called
– Food for friends
which I would highly recommend. My boyfriend LOVES a burger but he also LOVED this restaurant, so don’t be put off by the ‘vegetarian’ thing.
We also bought some gorgeous raw juices from a shop in The Lanes called:
– Juice 42
– The Tempest Bar (as seen in picture above)
– Fortune of War
– Riki Tik Beach Bar (website here) Brighton’s version of DubJam – A slice of Jamaica, amazing rum punches and right on the beach front!- Mash Tun Pub (laid back atmosphere)
– Pitcher & Piano for cocktails (expresso martinis are amazing! Also picks up with music and atmosphere in the evenings)
– Oldest pub in Brighton – The Cricketers