Brighton is a place that is not-to-be-missed for those who are travelling to London. The beachy town, which is full of life, is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. The wondrous backdrop is ideal for a lazy stroll along the shore or to sunbathe under the glistening sun.
Eat: We arrived extremely hungry and after scouting all the places to eat, we settled for the good ol’ Mexican fare at Tortilla. Who can resist moreish guacamole and mouth-watering tostadas? Since we were super hungry we settled for large burritos brimming with extra dose of sour cream…ahhhh heaven! Brighton, like London offers diners a wide variety of options. From Indian to Singaporean, you can get a taste of different cuisines. There are numerous indie cafes with kitschy décor and delicious offerings.
Relax: We hired deck chairs and vegetated under the glorious sun. Although I always complain about the weather, I feel giddy with happiness when the rays of the sun warm my skin. I’m like Olaf from Frozen! If you don’t want to waste time sunbathing, you can take a dip in the ocean or walk around to explore the numerous art cafes and bakeries. We stumbled upon a fair that had food stalls, art installations and numerous counters showcasing local wares.
Have Fun: Brighton Pier is a great place to indulge the kid in you! From Waltzers to Turbo Coasters, there are all sorts of rides to keep you entertained. R coaxed me into going on the Horror Hotel Ride, although it isn’t as scary as the one in Disneyland Paris, I being a total wuss closed my eyes tightly through the entire ride. At the Pier, R and I felt like two cool kids all set to raid the candy store. Sigh.
However, if this is not the kind of fun you want to have, the lanes are dotted with cutesy vintage stores selling everything from clothing to records. If that doesn’t float your boat, head over to Lucky Voice to show-off your singing skills or to Komedia Club to laugh away!
PS: The ice creams at the Pier are amaze balls! If you have any more interesting suggestions for things to do in Brighton, do let us know in the comments section below.