Brighton is one of Britain’s best-loved getaways. Although it is a very much a seaside town, with its pebbled beach, pier, amusement arcades and abundance of fish and chip shops, it also plays the role of fashionable retreat for Londoners, with an eclectic range of independent fashion outlets and boutiques.
By the Seaside in Brighton
Both university town and renowned cultural destination, Brighton has attracted an interesting mix of people over the years, making it stand out today as one of Britain’s most vibrant cities. When the sun is shining, take a walk along Brighton Pier, pop into one of the sweet shops for a piece of Brighton Rock, chow down on a greasy doughnut and take a ride on the Dodgem cars. Alternatively, you can enjoy an ice cream on the beach or check out Brighton’s shopping opportunities. Brighton’s North Laines is a shoppers paradise, with vintage clothes outlets, old-fashioned record stores and interesting gift shops. The Lanes area offers further opportunity to immerse yourself in arts and crafts gifts, jewellery down twisting alleyways, all a stone’s throw from Brighton’s seafront.