Brighton – Britain’s Favourite Place

Brighton – Britain’s Favourite Place

“Brighton – Britain’s Favourite Place (#BFP)”

Brighton is Britain’s favourite place to spend free time and relax! Named as the “happiest place in the UK” by The Daily Express, it’s easy to see why so many Britons choose Brighton as their preferred weekend getaway location. There are endless ways to experience the city and what it has to offer.  Brighton has some of the best rated restaurants, pubs, clubs, shops and recreational facilities all a stone’s throw away from London. It would be hard not to see why Brighton remains statistically the overall happiest city in the UK, additionally earning #1 on CV Libraries ‘Top 10 happiest places to live/work in the UK’ list. With all these memories waiting to be made in this wonderful city, let’s break down some of the best wonders that Britain’s most picturesque seaside city has to offer.

Best Restaurants…

A high proportion of Britain’s best restaurants are native to Brighton.  If you want to find the best rated and most interesting restaurants The Lanes and North Laines are the places to be. These two locations are within close proximity to the main Brighton train station.  The North Laines are located directly next to the station whilst The Lanes are a 10 minute walk from the station towards the seaside. Within these two parts of the city, you will find the likes of Terre à Terre – Brighton’s first high-profile vegetarian restaurant and rated the best vegetarian restaurant in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2017.

Masterchef…

Etch, a restaurant owned by former Masterchef professionals winner, Stephen Edwards, achieved a Michelen plate and three AAA Rosettes.  It’s a great place to enjoy a sit-down meal. While 64 Degrees, a restaurant in the heart of North Laines, has achieved three top positions in the BRAVO awards for the last three years and is known for its intimate layout, well-known for its capacity of 20 people at one time creating a remarkable, mellow experience.

Global infusions…

Bincho Yakitori, a Tokyo backstreet style Izakaya bar is known as one of Brighton’s best Japanese restaurants and attracts food lovers from all over the nation.  At The Salt Room, a seafront restaurant and bar with multi-award winning head chef, Dave Mothersill, you can look forward to having all your expectations met. The Salt Room was also named by Seafish as Britain’s best seafood restaurant in 2017. These are some of the best in the county, and with that, we strongly recommend you visit Brighton and experience these restaurants for yourself!

Nightlife…

Brighton is known for its nightlife across the county, country, and beyond – the nightlife never stops in Brighton! Here’s a compilation of some of Brighton’s favourite pubs, essential to the city as they are where many local Brightonians socialise, relax and most importantly enjoy a good pint.  Many of Brighton’s best pubs are scattered throughout the city but don’t let this stop you- with a reliable and huge taxi network and over 49 bus routes in Brighton you’ll never be stuck for transport. The Tempest Inn is a personal favourite: situated on Brighton’s seafront, hugely popular in the summer (especially with its outdoor seating) and famous for its incredible cave-like interior The Tempest Inn should definitely be on your Brighton bucket-list.

Intimate…

The Lord Nelson – with an intimate atmosphere, it’s usually full with locals in the evening, making it a cosy place to grab a drink. Additionally, it’s also known for having one of the world’s tallest burgers on its menu earlier this year. The Great Eastern, a pub located in the North Laines, does not fall short in any areas. Known for its wide range of whisky and its knowledgeable staff this pub is every whisky lover’s dream.

Trendy…

The Prince Albert is known for being one of the trendiest pubs in Brighton, just next to the station (under the viaduct); it’s covered in art and the building is home to Banksy’s famous ‘Kissing Coppers’ which draws in tourists and fans of his artwork every day.  The pub is also known for its draft beer and live music. Located a short 5 minute walk away from Seven Dials the Shakespeare’s Head is well known in Brighton for its renowned roast dinners and bangers ‘n mash. With a huge selection of sausages and vegetarian sausages that are extremely popular amongst locals, Shakespeare’s Head never fails to let us Brightonians down!

Stylish…

Brighton was named in 2018 as one of the UK’s most stylish cities according to House Beautiful. With areas such as The Lanes and Churchill Square it’s easy to see why. If you ever find yourself walking around Brighton there is a high likelihood you will have noticed a huge emphasis on fashion.  Just take a look at the boutique-style shops in The North Laines such Wolf & Gypsy Vintage, Profile, Covet, Beyond Retro and Nola to name a few.  Accompanied by big name brand shops in the Churchill Square area such as Urban Outfitters, H&M, Pull & Bear, Zara, Bershka, River Island, Topshop and many more.  It’s clear by the sheer number of clothing stores that fashion plays a big part in our city.

Culture, History…

A day in Brighton is never complete without a trip to one of our many museums or attractions – our city is riddled with history and culture so it would be a huge mistake not to explore its endless potential. Firstly, one of Brighton’s most breathtaking and iconic attractions is the Royal Pavilion. Built in 1787 and used as King George IV’s seaside pleasure palace, inspired by mainly the Taj Mahal and 16th century Chinese architecture, it is a unique building that has never been matched! The building has had many uses over the years and one of its most notable is its use as a hospital throughout the First World War.  Currently the Pavilion serves as a museum, guiding you step-by-step through the former palace, educating you on its history, architecture and uses over the years.

Icons…

Another one of Brighton’s most iconic attractions is the Palace Pier. The pier is home to multiple bars, restaurants and traditional theme park food stalls (providing foods such as candy floss, doughnuts and crepes etc).  Most notable is its amusement park, favoured by Britons, young and old all over the nation. One of Brighton’s newest attractions is the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower, the world’s first vertical cable car and the UK’s tallest moving observation tower.  The tower provides spectacular views across the city reaching the countryside and along the coast. The i360 is also said to have one of the best sunsets in Britain due to its astonishing height of 170 meters.

There really is no place like Brighton & Hove!

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Note: Due to Coronavirus lockdown, please check opening times and accessibility for all locations mentioned in this article.