Where to go in Brighton

23:05 Kathy Berk 0 Comments

 If you love stylish boutiques with an bohemian flair, if you enjoy finding things nobody else has, appreciate good food, hidden bars and quirky restaurants then Brighton is perfect for you. Spending a few months working and living in Brighton has been so much fun and I would recommend everyone to visit for a sunny weekend, here is a breakdown of where I would go.
If you enter town by train all you have to do is walk down the steep hill under the station and continue straight till you have a cyber-goth store to your right, this is the beginning on the North Laine, some of the best shopping can be done here, and there is truly something for everybody. You can follow the indi-stores and coffee places all the way into town. My favourite place is called snoopers paradise  in Kensington gardens, this labyrinth sells a miss-mash of antiques, weird trinkets and curiosa, but the best bit is the attic above which looks like something from Alice in Wonderland with gorgeous vintage frocks and handmade jewellery.

If you fancy a bite you can’t go wrong with all the little cafes In the North Laine there but the best are “the Loving Hut” a vegan cafe or “Burger brothers”, where I have been assured by meat eaters that their vegetarian burger might be the best burger they have ever had! Moving further south you will eventually get to the end of Bond Street, make sure you  go into the park to admire the Pavilion. If you are like me and like history, lavish interior and dragons grab an audio tour, if not spend some time playing with the squirrels outside.  To get to the hidden lanes cross North street and slip past a record store into the wonder that is Meeting House Lane. Quickly on your right you will find what may be the most beautiful shop in the world, Pretty Eccentric. I may be biased as I used to work there, but seriously, check it out. Try on a sparkly dress and talk to the lovely girls there, tell them I said Hi! Walk down to Prince Albert street and head left, there you will find Laundry boutique. It’s one of the happiest places on earth, and once again I used to work there so I should know. The amazing girls there can make anyone feel and look amazing and the clothes in the store have to be these three things: Beautiful, Something different and Affordable, sounds pretty good right? And if you are lucky there may even be little doggies to pet! For dinner there are many lovely places to go out for amazing food for a unique experience Bom-bane is the place to go, for the world’s best fish tacos go to Carlito Burrito and if you feel like splashing out go to 64 degrees where each little dish they serve is a symphony.

After dinner we liked going to the pier to spend some time in the game halls, definitely try the Pacman air hockey tables. Other places that are not to miss are the chocolatier at the Open Market, London road if you like second hand shops, Bohemia if you like ultra-fancy cocktails or the hidden bar called the Twisted Lemon for low-key cocktails and if you like a student bar vide check out King and Queens. And for the best Instagramable spot find the colourful beach huts by the coast next to Hove.

I am thinking of doing a similar post on London or Amsterdam in the future, let me know if that would be interesting to you!