Brighton – Beautiful, beachy, blissful Brighton. Brighton is the ideal “I need to get the hell out of London for one night before I loose my mind” stay. We’ve all been there. Whether you are a tourist or a Londoner this city can get a bit much and Brighton is the perfect one-night getaway.
As soon as you arrive in Brighton you’ll be in love with the change of pace and friendly faces.
How to get there:
We chose to visit Brighton on a bank weekend and heads up, you need to get there early and leave early to ensure you get a seat on the train.
The train journeys take about an hour and it’s best to book your ticket early to ensure you pay a good fare. Check out Trainline for your options and best station to depart from.
Where to stay:
AirBnB all the way! Hotels in Brighton are very expensive and we just didn’t see the point. Our AirBnB (a perfect one bedroom apartment) was in the beautiful Hove neighbourhood and I recommend that you book this apartment or at the very least somewhere in Hove. It’s where you’ll find some peace from the tourist rush that gathers in the small city centre. Hove has the best local restaurants and coffee shops, and we spent most of our time wandering around this neighbourhood.
5 Things to do for one night in Brighton:
- Visit the Brighton Marina. It’s not that big, but worth the bus ride/uber ride out of the main hub. The best part of seeing the marina is the…
- Walk back from the marina to Brighton town. It’s a solid 40 min walk, but such a nice way to see the coast line and the pier from a distance.
- Go vintage shopping in Brighton town centre. If you have time and the right shopping partner with you visit the town centre to check out the vintage shops.
- Visit the Royal Pavilion to experience the former seaside palace of King George IV (unfortunately, I’ve lost my photos of this beautiful piece of architecture).
- Dinner in Hove. We had dinner at Cafe Chilli, and loved every bite! The prices are very reasonable and the staff super friendly. If you can get a spot next to the window (for the people watching fans out there).
Some photos of our one night in Brighton:
I can absolutely see why so many Londoners choose to move to Brighton to make the daily commute to London.
I can’t wait to visit Brighton again this summer!