Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul. 2007
25-34 year old female
20-something adventure seeker travelling full time and making it my living. 50+ countries travelled, bags of good (and bad) times under my belt. Happy to help you have an amazing travel experience. Author of the Lovepuffin Travel Blog: http://lovepuffin.me
Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks
Bars & Clubs
Piers & Boardwalks
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
Paint & Pottery Studios
Mini Golf, Bowling Alleys, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gift & Speciality Shops, Marinas
Bars & Clubs, Comedy Clubs
Bars & Clubs
You'll be blown away by the architecture of Brighton's most famous landmark, but a look inside reveals an incredibly ornate interior to match. Learn about Brighton's history and connection with the royal family with an audio guide or guided tour.
Located within the Pavilion gardens, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a huge collection of ceramics, glass, metalwork, furniture and jewellery. The gallery tells a story about local life in Brighton and is well worth the £5 entrance fee.
Harry Ramsden's serves up some of the best fish and chips in town. Have them with mushy peas or curry sauce (or both!) for that true British foodie experience.
Fill up on fresh doughnuts made on the spot here, otherwise tread the wooden planks to the very end and you'll find amusements galore. Penny slot machines, arcade games and an amusement park with rides and roller coasters will fill a few hours of your time.
It would be sacrilege to go to Brighton and not see its wonderful beach. Yes, it's pebbly rather than sandy but that just adds to its character as you carefully pad down to the sea shore.
Sea Life Centre, the self-proclaimed 'best attraction in the Southeast', is definitely worthy of this title with over 3,500 creatures in residence plus a huge array of interactive experiences to help you get closer to the marine life.
Just outside the Sea Life Centre, you won't have been able to avoid seeing this spectacle ever since you arrived at the beach. Now's the time to hop on board for a spin! The audio guide is narrated by Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) and the ride lasts about 20 minutes with 3 rotations.
After the sun sets, this is one of my favourite places for a drink in the city. They serve up quite frankly amazing cocktails, which are fruity but well-balanced, with just the right kick. Give them a try, you won't regret it!
This used to be the main pier here in Brighton, but after becoming derelict and falling into disrepair, it was set alight in 2003 (many believe this to be an arson attack), and now it's just slowly crumbling into the sea. It's a haunting sight and makes for some great photos.
There's no better place to start shopping than in Churchill Square. It's mainly high street names such as H&M, Debenhams and Apple, but you can also find a few independent stores as well as little stalls within the mall too.
Serving bagels, soups and falafels, Bagelman is legendary in Brighton and is worth a lunchtime or early afternoon stop. Try the funky tuna (tuna, avocado and olives) or the veggie feast (houmous, avocado, cheddar cheese and salad). If you're feeling meaty you could go for the tower: Chicken, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese and salad. It's a beast!
"The Lanes" refers to the area bounded by North Street to the north, Ship Street to the west, Prince Albert Street to the south and Market Street to the east. It's a maze of adorable little shops selling mostly antiques and jewellery, but also houses some wonderful pubs and restaurants. Most famous are Giggling Squid and Donatello, but find yourself anywhere to park up for a while to enjoy watching the world go by.
This beautiful theatre hosts concerts, ballets, plays and operas all year round and offers the perfect opportunity to inject some culture into your Brighton break. Check the official website for the show schedules on the dates you are travelling.
Often hailed as 'Brighton's best breakfast', Kitchen Cafe serves up amazing English breakfasts including sausages, eggs, baked beans and bacon for very reasonable prices. The English 'fry up' is a rite of passage and it'll set you up for the rest of the day.
The North Laine area, east of Brighton railway station is a jumble of quirky shops, bars and cafes with real spirit. Shop for vintage dresses, unique accessories and dusty old books and records in the independent stores, or simply wander around and enjoy the unique atmosphere.
A real hit with the kids, spend a couple of hours painting pots, ornaments, plates and bowls with stencils or freehand for a piece that's uniquely yours. If you choose to paint and then have your piece fired in a kiln, you'll either need to return a few days later for it or arrange for it to be posted to you.
Great for kids and adults alike, anyone who's ever played with a toy can come here and enjoy over 10,000 toys and models on display. There are even toy trains and fighter planes! It's a quintessential dip into English heritage and history in a very unique way.
Catch the number 7 bus from Brighton train station or hop in a cab to Brighton Marina. As a working port for speedboats, yachts and fishing boats, it's a great place to sit with a cocktail and watch the world pass you by. There are dozens of top-quality bars and restaurants here which will allow you to do just that, and also a cinema and casino for anyone wishing to stay a little longer.
Once you've seen the sun set at the marina, make your way back to town for some side-splitting comedy at Komedia. Stand-up and improv shows are hilarious and match anything found in the capital, London.
Cocktail bar Merkaba, located inside the classy MyHotel is a great choice to round off your night with an artisan cocktail. You can also try challenging the bar staff to make you something special, just for you.