Brighton April 2017
Just a few highlights from our weekend in Brighton which was fantastic! You know you like somewhere when you start to search Rightmove.com, does anyone else do this? We were so fortunate with the weather and staying the two nights gave us more than enough time to shop, play and eat our way through the brilliant city.
Staying right on the seafront and with the weather playing game (25 degrees on Sunday, much to my poor husbands luck running the Brighton Marathon), we made the most of the pier and the stony beach.
Experiencing Brighton through your Darcy's eyes brings back memories of how magical it all was once upon a time, yes we went on the carousel more times than I'd like to count! But to see Darcy's face light up and to enjoy the simple pleasures of sunbathing in April whilst milling in and out of the water was just heaven.
A few things I would recommend, experience and eat are below:
Where to eat:
- Alfresco positioned right on the seafront about 7 minutes right of the pier, next to the new attraction British Airways i360 (we hadn't time to try). This family run italian is perfect for families. Main dishes include crab meat pasta (10/10) to delicious steak and chips, everyone's happy here. Better yet there is a playground right beside it perfect pre or post dinner for the children.
- Palm Court Restaurant positioned on Brighton Pier is a must you can either grab a takeaway and try and get lucky grabbing a deck chair on a good day and keeping the seagulls at bay! Or pop in to eat within the restaurant! These fish and chips are in my opinion the best, maybe its the sea air?!
Where to go:
- Well of course, Brighton Pier is a must with the arcades indoors, fish'n'chips (as mentioned) and further along more carousels and rides perfect for both the little ones and the teenagers!
- Brighton Pavilion is another on my list to visit, if you don't get the chance to go inside even a quick whistle stop tour around it for pics is a must!
- Sea Life Aquarium is another perfect excursion for the little ones, this is situated across the road from the pier and is all underground (perfect if the weather isn't up to scratch). Our favourite bit of the Sea Life Aquarium was the underground tunnel allowing you to walk underneath the sharks, turtles and more.
Where to shop:
Brighton is a shoppers paradise ranging from high-end to high street including the likes of Reiss, All Saints, White Company to H&M, Topshop River Island not including all the Vintage boutiques and quirky pop ups as well as the thriving jewellery quarter.
We wonder through the Lanes which holds shops such as Gap, Joules, All Saints, Barbour to Choccy Woccy Doodah, Ducks and the pretty jewellery district.
Further up right of the station you will find all the independent shops and boutiques, including Trafalgar Street, Vine Street, Sydney Street and Tidy Street.
A few highlights below: