The perfect day trip from London to Brighton
From the friendly locals, the busy pier, pebbled beach and quaint lanes, it’s hard to believe Brighton is just over an hour from the hustle and bustle of London – and, with a completely different, more relaxing atmosphere, it’s the perfect place for those wanting a day’s break from big city life.
Catch an early train from Victoria station and make the 60-minute journey from London to Brighton, ensuring you arrive in good time to get the most out of your day.
After arrival there’s a short walk from the station to the centre of town; take your time as you stroll past a combination of unique, quirky stores along with well-known high street brands.
Once you’ve reached the centre, it’s time to explore the much-anticipated Brighton lanes, complete with floral displays and lined with independent stores selling everything from vintage pieces, hand-made jewellery, perfumes, homewares and chocolate from the world-famous Choccywoccydoodah.
After working up an appetite wandering through the lanes, it’s time to find a good spot at which to eat. Brighton has no shortage of lovely cafés and eateries, so this shouldn’t be difficult. Like London, Brighton is especially good at catering to all diets. Take a seat in one of the enticing cafés for a sit-down meal to re-energise, then pop into one of the many ice cream stores for a lovely summer treat.
After indulging, make your way through town down to the pebbled beach that attracts both tourists and locals alike.
Depending on the weather, you may be tempted to take a dip – tourists often seem to swim in the sea no matter the temperature.
Get in touch with your youthful self and head to famous Brighton Pier, where you can find an arcade, games, rides, a photo booth and food.
Once you’ve tired of activities on the pier, it’s time for dinner. Head to the sea front for a good selection of restaurants. Enjoy your meal while the sun goes down – an ideal way to finish your day in Brighton, before hopping back on the train and heading home.
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