40 minutes on the train from London and a return ticket averaging around £20 makes Brighton the perfect destination for a spontaneous trip.
Good for: Families, couples and groups of friends
Where to stay: Hotel Du Vin Hotel Du Vin is right on the seafront and situated in the heart of the famous south lanes. It has a wonderful restaurant specialising in French cuisine. The location is perfect for a shopping weekend it is on the doorstep to all of the best shops. Prices start from £170 a night.The Kemp Townhouse If you’re feeling more adventurous, head to the Kemptown Townhouse boutique hotel. Here you will be away from the crowds but are still right on the seafront and within walking distance to the town centre. Kemptown is famous for its cafes, vintage shops and flea markets. What to see: The Royal Pavilion is host to some of Britain’s most beautiful interiors. King George the ІV was inspired by oriental design and architecture. The Pavilion Museum has a huge collection of artwork. Currently they have an exhibition of Turner paintings. Tickets can be bought on site. Have a game of volleyball on the seafront, locals play everyday no matter the season and everyone is welcome to join in or watch.
What to eat: Breakfast: The Seven Bees, South lanes – their English breakfast will keep you going until lunch. Lunch: Stop of at La Chosa, Mexican street food with amazing décor. Dinner: Brighton’s specialty is seafood. Go to the award winning Riddle and Finns. There is something on the menu for everyone but we love the seafood platters.
What to drink: Quench your thirst at the Twisted Lemon. Sitting quietly down a little alley in the south lanes, it serves a wide array of cocktails at incredible prices!
Where to have tea: Being British, we need to sample afternoon tea everywhere we go! The Mock Turtle is a traditional English tearoom, serving classic British tea time snacks and light meals. We had a classic scone with cream and jam and a scone with lemon curd. Yum.
What to wear? You will be able to find some vintage pieces in one of Brighton’s many thrift shops, but just in case you want to pick something up before your trip, how about the bow front blouse – perfect for your day time look with jeans. Try the Russian Floral tailored dress for cocktails and dinner at Riddle and Finns. Going for a romantic trip? Browse our sister company Playful Promises collection of lingerie. You will fit right in with the vibrant street style of Brighton in W&W.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! W&W xx