I had a couple of days off in a row this week so me and James booked a short trip to Brighton…
…I’d say more James’ cos’ my organisational skills have gone to pot ATM. After a handful of recommendations on Twitter of places to go, things to see, where to eat, we set out on the one full day we had in Brighton to have fun and explore.
We stayed at the Legends Hotel which is right on the sea front and a 5 minute walk from the pier! We stayed in a Superior room which was spacious, clean and modern. The bed was so comfortable, and the little free hot chocolates and biscuits were a sweet home from home touch! Breakfast was included each morning – either a cooked breakfast or continental, and there was a bar and underground club open every day until 5am! The next time I visit Brighton I’d happily stay here, the staff were so nice and friendly and the location was perfect.
You can’t visit Brighton without checking the pier out, surely?! Me and J had a stroll up the pier and checked out the two arcades and had a trip in the Photo Booth. The one game that had us hooked though was this Down Clown one, and we probably parted with near enough £10 to knock these clowns! We woke up the next day with aching arms and this was why, because we’re so #fit. Eeeeeep. We had a mixed slush on the way back down the pier, but next time I’d love to check out the eateries and go on a few rides.
Brighton, The Lanes
We took a stroll around The Lanes, which were so quaint and pretty. The streets were narrow but decorated in bunting and cobbles, it felt oldly-worldy. We checked out the Choccywoccydoodah shop and next time I’ve promised myself I’ll visit their chocolate cafe!
British Airways i360
Early afternoon the weather was warm and the skies were clear, so we headed to British Airways i360 to see Brighton from above. Tickets cost £15, slightly cheaper online if you pre-book though, and the ride lasts about 20 minutes. The views were gorgeous and I’d love to revisit it for a night time visit. The pod felt open and airy, and there was a bar serving champagne in the centre. I’m not particularly fond of heights but I definitely enjoyed the experience.
We took a stroll around the Pavilion gardens and had a little look at the Pavilion from the outside, which is just beautiful! The intricate details and architecture were amazing, and it’s something you don’t expect to see there! Next time I’d love to see inside and learn more about its history.
Back on safe ground after the i360, we had fresh ice cream and chilled in the sun. J had rum and raisin and I had honeycomb – I could do with one right now! We spent both evenings at Be At One, a classy, cosy cocktail bar near the sea front. We drank far too many strawberry daiquiris and candy pants… but it was a bliss, chilled evening and I can’t wait to visit a Be At One in London!
I loved exploring Brighton in a day, but I definitely want to visit again to explore some more!
Have you been to Brighton before? What are your favourite places?