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How to spend a day in Brighton

How to spend a day in Brighton

A popular day trip from London, here are some ideas of how to spend a day in Brighton on the Sussex coast.

Iconic Brighton - things to see and do

Royal Pavilion GardensBrighton Pavilion Gardens

Boat along the Brighton seafront

Along the seafront

North Laine and The Lanes

If you're arriving by train, head straight to The Lanes for a morning of shopping. There are so many independent shops and cafes to discover, you can easily while away a few hours in the maze of streets. You'll come across anything from antiques to vintage fashion, jewellery to art.

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Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion BrightonThe iconic Royal Pavilion was built as a coastal palace for King George IV. The mix of influences (India, China and Regency) on its architecture is easy to see. Have a rest in the beautiful regency gardens, wander around seeing the palace from different angles - the architecture is so intricate. You can also head inside to explore. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is also in the gardens.

Stroll along the Promenade and Pier

Views from the Palace Pier in BrightonNext, head to Brighton Palace Pier. Have a snack or drink, buy some rock, maybe take on some of the rides, and soak in the fantastic views of Brighton.

The i-360

Views from the i360

If you like incredible views, this is one for you. The landscapes of Brighton and the surrounding area from 450ft up are stunning. Transported up to the top in a glass pod, there's a small bar inside where you can enjoy a drink - we loved their Brighton Rock cocktail.

Find out more: i-360 


Shelter Hall

I highly recommend Shelter Hall for food. There's a great selection of street food (around 6-7 kitchens when we went) and it's situated right on the seafront. - the trouble will be deciding which option to choose! There's indoor and outdoor seating - I do recommend booking in advance if you can. We went on a very gloomy, cold and windy late Friday afternoon in May, and whilst there was no queue to get in when we arrived, there were queues at lunch and when we left.

Find out more: Shelter Hall website | Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB

Lucky Beach Cafe

Definitely the best fries I've ever had! Sitting there with those views of the sea on a sunny day is just perfect.

Find out more: | Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB

Inspired by our trip to Brighton - vibrant prints that capture the essence of the city

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