My First Trip To Brighton

Brighton Pier

View from Brighton Pier

A couple of weeks ago I went to Brighton for the day.

I jumped on the train from Cambridge into London and met up with L. I’d been talking about going to Brighton for ages and we finally found a date where we could both do it. We were a little hesitant because of the weather but you know what, this is England. You can’t let a little rain stop you from a fun day out at the seaside.

Brighton is 1 hour 20 minutes from Kings Cross or just over an hour from Victoria. It’s not a long trip at all, especially if you’ve got lots of catching up to do with your friend. We grabbed breakfast at Pret and off we went.

Me and L

Funfair brighton

Brighton was a lot bigger than I expected. I’d asked for lots of tips over on Twitter, but didn’t manage to make any of them. I’ve stored them away on my phone for another time. When I first visit somewhere I like to walk around and take everything in.

view from the pier

brighton amusemnents

As soon as we arrived we headed down to the front. We’d been hoping to go for a walk on the beach but the dark grey sky meant we headed straight into the amusements. To me, the true feeling of being at the seaside in England is playing games at the amusements, hot donuts and rock. Despite the rain being too heavy for our stroll down the beach that didn’t stop other people from swimming in the sea!

Brighton Bikes

We made our way towards The Lanes which are a collection of narrow maze-like lanes with lots of independent shops and cafes. We even spotted Choccywoccydoodah who makes the most lavish cakes and chocolates. I’d been looking forward to seeing The Lanes and they did not disappoint. I think next time I’d like to go during the week so it’s not quite as busy.

We stopped off at a cosy little pub to warm up. I forgotten the name (I couldn’t get signal to check-in on Swarm) so I’ll have to edit this post later when I work it out. I was delighted to find that they were serving up mulled wine and quickly made my way through 2 glasses.

Prettygreentea Brighton

We had our lunch at Wahaca, it’s a bit of a tradition of ours and then we did a spot of Christmas shopping.

I can’t wait to go back again and discover more of the independent shops and hopefully have the chance to walk down the beach. I’d love to fit in another trip before Christmas.