One of the easiest ways to enjoy a bit of sun&sand in UK is eloping for a day or two in the beautiful picturesque seaside city of Brighton. Being just 1h away by car or train from London Victoria or London Waterloo, Brighton makes for a very popular weekend escape for many Londoners and not only. You’ll find here tourists of all ages, but there’s no doubt that Brighton attracts a fairly young crowd all year round. It has a very active night scene and in a way you could say is London’s alternative/cool/hipster district. By night you’ll be able to find bars and pubs for all tastes, there are incredible good gigs happening EVERY weekend! By day, you’ll find plenty to do, even if it’s raining. First of all there are dozens of gourmet cafe’s and pop up restaurants, to sample dishes and fill your stomach. I love to have my coffee at Marwoods, is super smooth and the service is just lovely. There is a flea market every weekend, Brighton Flea Market, if you fancy antique furniture or interesting looking items. Also every Saturday you’ll find Upper Gardner Street Flea market, where you’ll find more vintage clothes, old records, jewellery and nicknacks.
Now that we got a bit of sunshine here in UK, I took advantage of the weekend for some good old seaside fun.
What you shouldn’t miss in Brighton is the Brighton Pier. It’s not something to do everytime you visit, but it’s worth seeing it once. You can wander around the arcade and maybe feed the seagulls. Watch out though, many tourists feed them and they can be quite aggressive, they’ll snatch your fingers for a bit of food.
If your chips survived the attach of the seagulls, at the end of the pier you’ll find a small amusement park, with moderate prices for a ride. A bit of fun will cost you between 3-5 pounds.
Or you can just enjoy the view, have a beer and watch the sea.
I’m a sun&sand girl, so don’t judge me, but my favorite activity is simply soaking up some sun. Although be warned, the beach in Brighton is not sandy. Instead you’ll find little stones all over the beach, which actually is not so bad. Is not exactly comfortable after a few hours, but at least you don’t have to worry you’ve got sand all over your stuff.
I’ll definitely come a few times here this summer, it makes for a nice escape from the city. Now hopefully the nice weather will stay with us 🙂