Collaborative Post | With summer just around the corner, the weather getting warmer and evenings getting lighter, you may well be dreaming about a day trip to the seaside. Easily accessible via London but feeling a world apart from it, Brighton could be the perfect spot for you.
Travel by train
By far, the easiest way to get to Brighton is by train. Regular trains run from London to Brighton throughout the day, meaning you will have a range of choices for which train station you depart from.
Getting the train means that you do not have to worry about planning your route, and it gives you time to fine-tune your itinerary during the journey. There is also the added benefit of being able to enjoy a cocktail or two should you choose!
Head to the beach
Voted one of the top 10 city beach break destinations in the world, a day trip to Brighton is not complete without a visit to the beach.
There really is something for everyone here. If you are looking for sporty fun, there are plenty of water sports to enjoy from paddle boarding to kayaking. If you are looking for something more laid back, there are a range of cafes, bars, and independent shops to explore right on the seafront.
Equally, the beach is an activity in itself so why not grab a book, soak in some rays, and let the day pass you by
Stroll down the pier
First opened in 1899, the Pier is still a go-to Brighton spot today.
Housing an amusement arcade with thrill-seeking rides and plenty of games, you can easily spend a full morning on the Pier. No trip to the Pier is complete without a portion of fish and chips for lunch and a bag of warm sugar doughnuts to finish it off so make sure you go hungry.
If you are wanting to be extra organised, you can now purchase Pier wristbands online, giving you access to rides and avoiding the ticket queue on the day.
Explore the Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion, originally built in the 1800s for George Prince of Wales, is one of Brighton’s most famous and historic attractions.
Featuring three distinct architectural styles, Gothic, Chinese, and Indo-Saracenic, it is well worth a visit to view this unique blend for yourself.
As well as the Pavilion itself, there are also beautiful surrounding gardens for you to explore. Make sure to check availability and book tickets online before your trip.
Take in all the street art
If you love street art, Brighton is the perfect spot for you.
By exploring the Laines, you will be able to take in a range of street art by various artists, including a replica of the world-famous Banksy’s Kissing Coppers pieces.
If this is sounding up your street, be sure to walk along Trafalgar Street to see some of the boldest art Brighton has to offer.
The Lanes, Brighton
The lanes are a maze of old narrow alleyways with a lot of classy shops and restaurants. You should check out all the jewellery, antique shops, and designer boutiques.
If you get hungry stop by one of the many restaurants such as:
Food for Friends for fabulous vegetarian food
Donatello’s – Italian food in the Lanes
Bill’s – a Contemporary European chain
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