I’m Sam from Coco Travels, an East Midlands based travel blog. I love exploring the world one adventure at a time and seeing new places and meeting new faces. From backpacking, camping and road trips to four star luxury and spa days and everything in between, there’s nowhere that isn’t on my wishlist. I love a UK staycation as well as long-haul travel and exploring Europe.
Why I chose to write about Brighton…
Brighton is the bohemian capital of the UK. Dubbed London by the sea it’s an intricate network of independent boutiques, cool bars and great places to eat. It’s full of interesting people with forward thinking attitudes and it’s super quirky. Plus, it seems as if the weather is always beautiful there and you can’t beat a sea view.
5 things to see and do in Brighton
It’s a pebble beach at Brighton but it’s perfect for a sunny day. Just take a deck chair and a picnic and you’re away!
Explore the Lanes
The Lanes is Brighton’s premier location for independent shops. A maze of twisting alleyways and narrow streets, there’s so much to see and when the weather’s fine, the shops all display their wares outside – it’s a little bit like a market. There’s also rooftop bars and cafes with views over the Lanes to try out.
Get a table at Brighton’s comedy club and watch the best in upcoming and award winning comedy – some of the comedians you might even recognise from the TV. I saw Joe Wilkinson there a couple of years ago. Tickets also include a meal and drinks are really cheap.
Of course, no trip to Brighton would be complete without a trip to the pier. This is proper Great British seaside nostalgia at its best – there’s amusement arcades, rides and seaside stalls plus fish and chips (seaside staple diet!) and places to get ice creams.
British Airways i360
I haven’t actually been on the British Airways i360 yet but I’ve got it bookmarked for my next visit to Brighton. I’m a huge fan of seeing a city from the skies and you can do just that on here. 138 metres high, as the name suggests, you can get 360 degree views of Brighton and Hove.
Sam’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Brighton
There are lots of beach front restaurants and my favourite is Ohso Social. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options and I can definitely recommend the yellow fin tuna nicoise salad. You can look out to sea while you eat and it’s the perfect place for sundowners.
A map of things to do in Brighton…