A couple of Fridays ago, my boyfriend and I decided to have a little adventure to Brighton. I have never been before (not properly anyway) and we kept saying that we would go sometime soon together and it just came about quicker than we expected. It was a bit all weather dependent as the uk has had a bit of a heatwave recently but every time we thought about going, it was always raining! However, it was nice and sunny and not too hot, so we decided to go.
We left around 8am and got there around 10:30am because of the traffic and also because we weren’t in a massive rush. One thing that we did do which helped so much (and I definitely recommend doing) was booking a parking space, we managed to find a pretty secure garage within Brighton lanes. The lanes were one of the main reasons why I wanted to go to Brighton and this put us right in the middle of them, it was cheap and allowed us to go back and forth to the car as we pleased because it wasn’t miles away.
We didn’t have much of a plan for the day, one of the first things we did when we got there was grab a coffee and head straight for the beach. Obviously Brighton is famous for it’s beaches and pier so we couldn’t go to Brighton and not pay them a visit. After exploring the pier, we wandered around the lanes for ages, had lunch at Jamie’s Italian (which was SO good) and then headed for The Royal Pavilion. This is such a strange looking building on the outside but the weather was teasing rain and we wanted to explore as much of Brighton as possible. It was much better than I expected, nice to walk around slowly and there was even a little exhibition of Jane Austin by the Sea which I know my mum would have loved.
After this, we explored more of the lanes, got another coffee and soon decided to head home, trying to avoid as much traffic as possible. We didn’t go into too many shops, shopping wasn’t really on the to do list however we did go into a really cool record store called Resident which I would definitely recommend. I think what I liked about Brighton was how quiet it was, I’m not a fan of crowds and I knew if it had been crazy busy then I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as I did. It was a lovely chilled day, just exploring with no plan. There’s just so much to see in Brighton. The sort of day that time goes really fast and before you know it, it’s time to start thinking about heading home. I would definitely like to go again at some point, with a little bit more of a plan next time and maybe even stay the night somewhere.
We actually have another trip away coming up really soon so expect to also see a post about that! Have you got any trips planned for this summer? Have you been to Brighton before?