72 Hours in Brighton

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I went for a long weekend in Brighton to visit some family friends. I took some advice from the popular blogger Vivianna Does Makeup who wrote a post called 24 hours in Brighton, and had a wonderful time. The weather was very unlike the usual British summers, we got a lot of sun and not too much wind.

So what would I recommend?

We arrived on the Friday and we were able to take a ride on the newly opened British Airways I360. This thing of controversy enabled you to see the whole of Brighton from the top of the tall column.

Another thing I would recommend is visiting the local Brighton Lanes - I would say this is a definite must for any shopaholics, as well as anyone who wants to simply take in the Brighton atmosphere. There are such a range of shops from the unusual like: Choccywoccydoodah, which is a specialist chocolate shop, and the ordinary.

 Some other sights worth seeing that are close to the lanes are the Royal Pavilion which was built as a seaside home for King George IV, and the Brighton piers (the new one is full of attractions, whilst the older pier is crumbling into the sea). I would definitely recommend a walk down the beach (just remember to bring straighteners to deal with the frizzy hair from the sea air)!

If you are looking for somewhere to eat out then Mascara (a North African restaurant) was recommended to me. If you are wanting an evening out then the Cocktail Shack is a definite win and has some very inventive cocktails to try.

What is so special about Brighton?
I went to visit to see some family friends, and it was an added bonus that they live in such a wonderful place, and here is why it's wonderful. In Brighton there is also a lot of live music going on, so when you are wondering around don't be surprised if you hear some! Brighton is also the perfect combination of lively business and quiet. If you go a bit further out of the city towards Hove there are beautiful lawns, perfect for a piece of quiet. The other thing about Brighton is the celebrations, whilst we were there we got to see fireworks outside the new I360 in the centre of Brighton, and of course there is the annual Brighton Pride Parade.

What were your favourite things to do in Brighton? Let me know in the comment section below,

 Have a wonderful week!

Pavilion picture courtesy of brightonmuseums.org.uk 

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