Visiting England’s seaside town Brighton surely was one of the best experiences during my recent trip to England. At the risk of offending everyone, I will step out on a limb and say that Brighton is fantastic because it’s so different from the rest of the UK and possibly apart from Bath and Windsor, the only other town I would live in if I ever have to move to England.
During my recent trip, I only had about 12 hours in the city, so I wanted to seek out its quirks and charm while learning what draws the tourists, plus the secret spots only the locals know.
Many who see pictures of Brighton Pavilion won’t believe it’s in England. Looking more like a relative of the Taj Mahal, the impressive building was adapted from an old farmhouse and used by George, Prince of Wales (who became Prince Regent) as one of his entertaining venues.
Wandering through The Lanes
If you love to shop as I do, then I highly recommend you visit The Lanes and North Laine as they are the places to visit for cute boutiques, vintage stores, hipster cafes, plus gift shops and unique ‘Brighton’ haunts.
Cycling through the Seaside
After visiting the Royal Pavilion and the Lanes, I decided to make my way down my to the seaside, the city’s main geographic event. To see a little bit of everything this south coast resort has to offer, a good option would be bike sharing that they recently launched in the city. There are plenty of bike paths in town, and overall the place is perfect for a little two-wheel discovery. During my 3 hour cycling, I saw sights like the Brighton Marina, British Airways i360 – the world’s tallest moving observation tower and of course, my favorite – Brighton Palace Pier.
I love Brighton. It may not be perfect, but it has a character unlike anywhere else in the South, if not the whole of Britain and will for sure see me returning there soon again.