Now Brighton is most likely one of my favourite places to visit in England. Especially during the summer. I’ve been a couple of times now, and I’ve enjoyed every experience and every time I’ve adventured down there. In comparison to my hometown, St Helens which can be somewhat boring a dull – Brighton is creative, quirky and diverse. What is not to love?
Luckily for me, my uncles had an apartment in Hove that wasn’t too far away from the seafront and just a short walk from the town itself. The best of both worlds. Brighton has everything for everyone – and when I say that, I really mean it. It has pubs and bars for adults, arcades and fair for all and children’s play areas running along the beach front. Not only does it have all this but independent and eccentric shops down small lanes. My most favourite shops and places I’d advise you to visit would be, Collectif, To Be Worn Again, Beyond Retro and Snoopers Attic – that is if you’re into the vintage outlandish stores. If not, there’s not to worry. There are also shops such as Topshop, New Look and Primark. Not only is there a range of vintage clothing shops, but there is also plenty of quirky stores that sell everything from vinyl, posters, stationery and even chocolate. Leading onto one of Brighton’s most famous stores – even appearing on TV is Choccywoccydoodah and if you are a chocolate lover, without a doubt you will absolutely adore this store. The store sells a variety of cakes, chocolate gifts and even merchandise. Let’s not forget the cafe. The cafe is small and above the chocolate store. Only a small amount of people are allowed in the cafe itself, having numerous people come back later in the day as it is constantly busy. However, it is definitely worth the wait just to have a taste of their delicious chocolate.
Other places that I’d advice you to see if you’re taking a trip is the Royal Pavilion, the former royal residence in Brighton. Initially, it was built as a retreat for George, Prince of Wales in 1787. In the style of Indo-Saracenic revival but has since been transformed into a history museum. If you’re worried about money, don’t be. Admission is pretty cheap being £13.50 for adults and children aged 5-15 at £8.00 and of course, discounts depending on your age and where you live. For more information, just follow this link https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/ where you can explore the depths of the Royal Pavillion.
Though Brighton is a large seaside resort with plenty to do, London is only a short train journey away and for those who love city culture, like me, it is definitely worth the visit. On my trip from Brighton to London, I have managed to explore the exquisite range of shops that London has to offer, as well as Buckingham Palace and of course the beautiful theatre life.