What is lovely about our location in England, is we are about midway between London and the seaside town of Brighton. If you need to get away from the big city for a breath of fresh air, this is such an easy day trip to make, being well connected by transportation. Brighton is a famous beach town on the south coast with plenty of shops, restaurants and boardwalk to keep you busy. It’s on the county of Sussex coastline with the English Channel at your feet.
If you are London, it’s just an hour train ride south to the coast. The beach itself is full of pebbles, like many of the beaches in the south. So if you are looking for comfortable sand to lie on, this is probably not it. But the place is full of life, and is what makes it so cute.
Things to Do in Brighton
Make sure you check out the Brighton Pier also known as the Palace Pier. This pier has everything on it, even its own amusement park with roller coaster and arcade! There is an abundance of fair foods being sold, such as cotton candy (called candy floss in the UK), ice cream, donuts, and crepes. It’s a kids paradise. In the middle is a restaurant where you must have fish and chips.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion palace is amazing, and you forget you are in England for a second! It was built because of King George IV. The architecture influence is from India. You can walk through the grounds and gardens freely. It does cost to tour the palace.
The Lanes Shopping
There’s a whole shopping area in Brighton called The Lanes. All kinds of cute shops and cafes line the street, not big enough for any vehicle to fit through. My favorite ones were a chocolate store called Choccywoccydoodah and a rubber duck store with so many styled rubber duckies! They even had a Donald (Trump) Duck!
The Aquarium here is called Sea Life Brighton. We have not personally gone to this aquarium but it’s a big hit for Brighton! They even have a glass bottom boat.
British Airways i360
There is an observation tower to go up if you would like a view of the seaside coast! It’s a glass viewing pod with a restaurant at the top.
Try the local sweets! A stick of rock candy, similar to a candy cane, a sweet originating in the UK and widely sold in Brighton (Also in Blackpool, is the Blackpool Rock). Often, there are words embedded so that it can be read on each end all the way through. There is a Queen song named “Brighton Rock” if you’ve ever heard it! You can find this rock candy in many of the stores around the town.
I can definitely see why Brighton is so adored. What about Brighton intrigues you?
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