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A morning in Brighton – things to do when you don’t have a lot of time

My latest work project was in Shoreham – a little suburb West of Brighton. Unfortunately due to the project being very intense and the fact that it gets dark so early now, I only had a few hours on Thursday morning to venture out to central Brighton. I’ve been there many times before but being a massive fan of anything water related, I’m always keen to enjoy some seaside.

Weather was pretty terrible – cold and drizzly, but I actually quite liked it, it was so moody and great light for taking photos (important things in life).


My morning started with a brilliant omelette and sun-dried tomato bagel and a flat white from Bagelman. But there are million and one fantastic cafes in Brighton, so finding somewhere to eat will never be a problem.

Brighton lanes

Anyone who has been to Brighton will agree that strolling around Brighton Lanes is an absolute must! There is so much character and many fun shops. Also make sure to pop in to Choccywoccydoodah – the craziest chocolate shop I’ve ever seen!

I still haven’t made it inside the Brighton Pavilion, but always enjoy walking past it and admiring intricate architecture.

Brighton pier

And of course, no visit to Brighton is complete without visiting Brighton Pier. It has everything that you can expect on a pier – rides, cafes, pubs, arcades and shops. I was there when it just opened at 11am so I got the pier pretty much to myself!

Getting there

This time I had a car with me so ended up parking it at one of NCP car parks, however I strongly recommend getting a train to Brighton, car parks are incredibly expensive and Brighton is not the easiest city to drive around (let’s pretend that I have worked out how to use the clutch in my new work car and I didn’t stall it around 100 times while driving around hilly Brighton).

Brighton is one of the best cities for a day break – especially if you live in London, the train takes just over an hour.


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