Brighton // by Coco Travels

Brighton City

Blogger Introduction

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.

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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

The Beach

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.

Komedia Brighton

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.

Brighton Pier

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…

Thank you to Samantha for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • I love this post! Brighton is one of my favourite places to visit – great selection of recommendations Samantha!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

  • Food & Baker

    We adore Brighton, we’ve been a few times and always find new things to do! The Komedi place sounds cool, will definitely check that out next time we go!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  • Gwennan Rees

    I looooooove Brighton and I so agree – you can’t NOT go to the pier! I first went on a sweltering hot day a few years ago and it was just glorious!

  • Sarah Pears

    Oh I love Brighton sooo much! It’s so beautiful and there’s so much to do! I love the lanes and the beach. Makes me want to go now! Haha Thanks Sam!

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk

  • I’ve only taken one, too short, trip to Brighton ever. Next time I’m going to The Lanes for sure.

  • I really want to visit Brighton! I feel like it’s such a blogger place to be. I love the sea and the seaside so a trip to the Pier would be perfect for me

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Emma Ramsell

    There so much to do! I’ve always wondered about the blogging buzz around Brighton so its great to have an insight xx