POSTCARDS FROM BRIGHTON

One of the things I miss the most from my hometown is being close to the sea. Growing up as a kid I somewhat took for granted that our house was within walking distance from the seaside and it was only when I moved abroad that I realised how lucky I was. Now I enjoy to the fullest every moment I get to spend by the sea, especially when it’s sunny. 

The last days of summer were lovely and as I was looking for a new place to discover around London, it dawned on me that I had never been to Brighton. Destination: seaside! The next morning I jumped on a train and about an hour later, I was exactly where I needed to be on such a glorious day. Not surprisingly, I was not the only one who figured that Brighton was a brilliant idea, so it was a bit crowded. That didn’t stop me from loving it and I am actually going to plan a second trip really soon!

I already shared a few of the great little spots I got to discover on my Instagram Stories but since a few of you have asked, I thought I’d share them over here too. After walking along the beach, seeing the pier and having your picture taken against the painted timber beach huts in Hove, stroll around the Lanes. In between the narrow alleyways that follow the street pattern of the original fishing village you’ll find lots of independent shops, coffee places and restaurants. Try Silo for lunch and if you are a coffee lover, stop by The Flour Pot Bakery or Pelicano. Being the (crazy) plant lady that I am, I also stopped by Spider Plant and Atelier Stella where I bought a couple of planters for my little urban jungle. The Royal Pavilion, a former royal residence and its gardens is another must-see. I was lucky enough to run into a free concert with a live classical orchestra and the whole setting was just magical. 

So there you go, hope you enjoy Brighton as much as I did and as always, do share if you have any discovered any great spots I should absolutely try on my next visit!

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Sandy (@smarksthespots)

  • Amazing postcards. You managed to capture almost everything that Brighton is known for.

    • Thank you so much!! I loved Brighton and can’t wait to go back and discover more of it soon.