Brighton is one of my absolute favourite places to go when I’m in need of an escape from London.
It’s only an hour on the train and it feels like a totally different world. It’s such a beautiful seaside city with so much charm… even on a wet and windy Thursday in April!
Sheltering from the wind and rain, I had lunch with my friend at The New Club. With views of the West Pier, you can watch the world go by whilst chowing down on a burger or – if you’re my friend Charlotte – a haloumi salad.
With a British twist on the classic American diner, the restaurant uses premium local produce to create their menu. Known for their weekend brunches, hangover cures and seasonal plates, they’ve also got a huge cocktail menu, which I’m still to sample!
Although blowing an absolute gale, I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery and take some pictures in my ‘spring creams’! If you can imagine the most impractical outfit to wear to the seaside and multiply it by 20, that is what I wore. This was a definite style over function day.
Brighton is full of diversity – from the people to the areas that make up the city. If you fancy a picture opportunity, you should take yourself down to Brighton Pier. It’s quite the experience! Built in 1899, the 524m structure is home to fairground rides and a huge arcade. Not for me, but still interesting to see.
Walking away from the sea front, you can stroll through the famous Brighton Lanes – with bars, coffee shops and some amazing independent clothes stores. You could literally lose yourself for hours wandering around here.
I definitely need to return soon and make a weekend of it. There’s so many amazing restaurants and bars that I need to try.