If Brighton were a stick of rock, it would have GOOD TIMES! running right the way through it. With its perfect pebble beach, wall-to-wall live music venues and buzzing LGBT+ scene, there’s nowhere like it for topping up your Vitamin Sea levels. Start by dodging seagulls on the Palace Pier, then shop up a storm in the Laines, which are packed with independent boutiques, record stores and vegan eateries. Sit down to a zero-waste late lunch at Silo, and finish up with a couple of pints in the Brighton Beer Dispensary, which champions small Sussex breweries like the Hand Brew Co.
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Well, who doesn’t? Especially when you can get there from London in an hour and dive into great activities, attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Brighton’s delightfully kitsch pier is often the first port of call for visitors, but this beachside city has loads more to offer. For a bevy of unique boutiques, cafés and music shops, head down The Lanes. Brighton’s vibrant LGBTQ party scene is known the world over. And there’s even a dayglo, dinosaur-themed crazy-golf course to be conquered. So what are you waiting for? Have a gander at our round-up of the best things to do in Brighton and start ticking them off your list.