Brighton: A local's guide

May 15, 2018

Flour Pot Bakery, Brighton

We are so lucky to call Brighton home! Always buzzing with cool places to eat, drink, shop and relax, we thought we would let you in on a few of Brighton’s best kept secrets with a local’s guide around our home town.

What to eat & drink

Brighton’s coffee culture is booming with trendy café’s and independent roasteries everywhere you turn. Some of our favourites are Small Batch, Pelicano, Bond St, Pharmacie and Flour Pot Bakery (don’t forget to try their pastries whilst you're there!).

Flour Pot Bakery, Brighton

There is a huge foodie scene in Brighton, with new restaurants popping up every few minutes. For brunch check out SIX, I Gigi café, Bread & Milk, and Red Roaster. Fatto a Mano, Cin Cin, La Choza and Silo are all delicious for lunch or dinner. For special occasions there’s 64 Degrees, The Set, Issac At, and Terre a Terre. There’s also a lively pub culture with lots of craft beer and specialty gins. Many of the pubs also play host to local kitchens that are well worth a try.

Bond Street Coffee, Brighton

Pastries, Flour Pot Bakery Brighton

Shopping

There are so many great independent boutiques to browse, as well as quirky flea markets and second-hand shops where your guaranteed to pick up some vintage treasures. For your fashion fix check out Our Daily Edit, Nola and Wolf & Gypsy. For lifestyle/design take a peak in Tidy St General Store, Workshop Living, Dowse, and for indie magazines, Magazine Brighton is a must. Gunns Florist, Spiderplant and Between Two Thorns are perfect for picking up a plant friend or five, whilst Snoopers Paradise is a great flea market that you can easily lose hours in.  

Snoopers Paradise Brighton Laines

Cacti at Gunns Florist, Brighton

North Laines, Brighton

What to do

There are lots of great arts venues dotted all over the city, The Brighton Dome, Komedia, The Old Market to name a few. Theatre Royal Brighton gets some great touring shows, and if you fancy catching a film Duke of York is England’s oldest functioning cinema.  

Komedia Brighton

The Brighton Pavilion is a must see, not only does the outside look like the Taj Mahal but the oriental inspired interiors are worth paying for a ticket, don’t forget to pick up an audio guide!  

No trip to Brighton is complete without a trip to the seaside. Be sure to check out Brighton’s Palace Pier, grab some fish and chips and play in the arcades. A great spot for catching the sunset, look out for the starling murmurations! Walk west towards Hove Lawns to beat the tourists and marvel at the Regency Bandstand.

Brighton beach deckchairs

Now is the time to visit with May playing host to the Great Escape Festival, Artist’s Open Houses, the Brighton Festival and Brighton’s infamous Fringe Festival - it’s during these summer months that the city comes alive.

If you haven't already visted Brighton then we highly reccomend it and hope you welcome you soon!

Orelia x 


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