Things to do in Brighton

October 2, 2013

Last weekend was spent by the sea in Brighton, with my hubby and it was lovely. I really didn’t want to leave! Brighton has so many things to see and do, if you choose to travel there for a “dirty weekend” or just to enjoy the sights. If you are lucky it will be sunny and you can also enjoy a bit of relaxation on the beach, listening to the sound of the waves. I arrived on Friday night and left on Sunday and although we didn’t get to stay for too long, it was enough to see and do a few things. Here’s a few illustrated suggestions of what you too can do:

You can walk along the beach and take in the views of the sea.

Enjoy the lovely architecture on the sea front. Mr D and I are Art Deco aficionados so we end up playing ‘Spot the Art Deco Building’ game.

Watch the seagulls. There’s so many of them everywhere and they are very lively!

Go on the ferris wheel to enjoy a whole new different perspective of Brighton, narrated by Steve Coogan. It cost us £18 for the both of us but as it wasn’t too busy we got to go around a few times and you get to see stunning views like the one below:

Go walking on the Pier (seen above) and get some candy from the old little shops. I love the fact that the quaint shops and the whole structure are still original.

Have your fortune read in the tarot cards while sitting inside a gypsy cart.

Take time to wander the streets and lanes. There’s plenty of interesting details everywhere as well as all types of shops and foods.

Visit the Royal Pavilion, built in the Indo-Saracenic style that was popular in India throughout the 19th century.

Walk around the Pavilion, enjoy the lovely gardens and see the little animals.

Enjoy the beautiful and colourful flowers in the gardens, before visiting the Brighton Museum & Art Galleries. More on that on my next post.

Say hello to nice and beautiful kitty cats. As a future crazy cat lady this is obviously a point of attraction.

 Look for the interesting graffiti scattered around town. There’s lots of beautiful street art everywhere!

If it’s sunny, lie on the beach and take a nap. It’s the best way of recharging your batteries ever.

Look for the pretty pebbles at the beach.

Buy a colourful plastic toy to take home with you as a souvenir!

We didn’t want to leave but the time came eventually. Before you do, take some time to appreciate the beautiful 19th century iron work on the train station’s structure.

There is plenty more to see and do, if you have more time. There are lots of restaurants and bars, with affordable choices that won’t leave you wanting for more. Have you been to Brighton yet? What is your favourite thing to do there?

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  • Reply jane at the flight platform October 2, 2013 at 07:56

    it takes me back! friends in london once kidnapped my (jumped out on me bag on head and all!!) and took me to brighton for my 21st! Then i have aunts in worthing who i used to stay with and visit! It’s gorgeous! your pictures are so wonderful, the wheel is new and love your shot of the deer graffiti xxxx

  • Reply Vix October 2, 2013 at 12:48

    It’s been ages since we went. You can’t beat chips on the beach fending off those massive seagulls! I love the thought of Steve Cougan narrating the ferris wheel ride and that tabby cat is a beaut! xxx

  • Reply Jean at Dross into Gold October 3, 2013 at 01:25

    I’m jealous. I’ve never been to Brighton, or to the UK at all. Plus you’re going to Morocco for the holidays?!! Okay, so I’ve got some planning to do. In the meantime, I thoroughly enjoyed all the sights and suggestions. I could almost smell the air and feel the pebbles on my backside as I imagined sitting there on the beach. Can’t wait to hear more about your holiday trip.

  • Reply Señora Allnut October 3, 2013 at 08:21

    such a pretty nice illustrated report!, Brighton never seems so appealing!

  • Reply ariane October 3, 2013 at 17:17

    Nice post Sarah!
    I have seen Brighton before, i like the way your presented it


  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen October 6, 2013 at 17:12

    I love Brighton & try to visit every time I’m in the UK as I have two dear old friends who live there, so always a blast exploring! We did go this time, but didn’t go on the ferris wheel as at that point I was frozen (late in the day, cold seaside wind, boo!) Glad you had a lovely time with your hubby & I’m sure Morocco will be amazing — never been, but dying to go! XXX

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