Brighton is a delightful eccentric seaside city on the southern coast of the United Kingdom.
Luckily, I live in London and travelling to Brighton is a convenient option for a daybreak, since the city is not far from London and there are frequent fast trains from London to Brighton, which take around one hour.
I have been in Brighton many times in different seasons, because it is a fiercely all-season city. Of course, like other seaside cities around the world, it would be a great destination on a warm and sunny day.
I usually go to Brighton when is sunny and not too cold; I like to stroll around the city. When you get out of the train station you can walk down the main street to pass through the city centre and reach the beautiful beach. The beach might not be suitable for swimming, it is a stone beach and there is no sand in or around the city. But, you can still bring your towel or rent a seat and relax while you are enjoying the stunning view of the sea and flying seagulls.
Fish and Chips
There are many restaurants and bars for all tastes, obviously seafood and traditional fish and chips are the most popular options near the beach. I can’t resist to go there and not try fish and chips. You can eat in or get some take away food and sit right next to the beach. You should pay attention to your food when you are outdoor and keep in your mind that seagulls like fish too.
Have fun in the Brighton Pier
Visiting the Brighton Pier is a must if you are in the city. The pier offers many pleasant indoor and outdoor activities. There are many souvenir, toy and sweet stalls. When the weather is good, you can enjoy a roller coaster ride or other attractions. Don’t worry, if the weather is not suitable for outdoor activities, you can also enjoy some games indoor. I always had fun and won a toy when I got out of the pier.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion is one of the most popular attractions in Brighton and it’s located in the centre. When I saw the building for the first time, I called it “Brighton’s Taj Mahal”, because it presented the image of real “Taj Mahal” (I haven’t been to India and “Taj Mahal, but I have seen its image many times). When you get a tour, you would be handed a headset which will explain you the history of the Royal Pavilion. The palace is surrounded by gorgeous garden, if you are not interested in the history, you can walk around the garden and appreciate its beauty.