This week I had the pleasure of spending two days in Brighton. I’d never been before so my expectations were built entirely upon associations. I knew about the pier, I knew it was fairly cosmopolitan and most importantly, I knew there was a beach.
We arrived in the morning and the first thing I realised was how small Brighton is. We walked from the train station, through the main town to the sea front in around 15 minutes. We sat on the beach and I realised how relaxing it is. It almost feels as if life’s pace slows down as the waves hit the pebble beach.
The seafront was unique for its beach hut-shops, fresh fish stalls and boats on display. Unfortunately, as it was a Wednesday, some shops weren’t open but there was local artists’ work and wood-carved furniture for sale.
We headed to our room next. We stayed at The Brighton Hotel, a three star on the seafront, not far from the main town. When we arrived we were told we had a free upgrade to a deluxe room with a sea view!
The hotel was perfect, we had a huge bed, sofa, desk and chairs in our room with a full bathroom. In the morning we enjoyed a full English breakfast for only £10 extra, which was delicious. If you’re headed to Brighton, definitely look at staying here and consider the sea view rooms- it’s so worth it to watch the sunrise over the sea from your bed.
We also walked around Brighton’s town and visited Brighton’s famous ‘lanes’ – which are basically small, twisted streets with tucked in shops.