A Suffolk Gal in Brighton
Published: Tuesday 25th Feb 2020
Hello! My name’s Lauren Barnes and I work as a Property Recruiter for Suffolk Secrets, the sister brand of Best of Brighton. Last week I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in the centre of Brighton; having never visited the city before I was expectant for quirky culture married with fantastic architecture and boy, I was not disappointed!
So here’s a quick low-down of what’s hot – from someone experiencing it for the first time, I hope you enjoy!
Brighton Palace Pier
The ultimate icon right?! Think arcades, tiny souvenir shops and good-old-fashioned amusements – a great photo op; particularly for Instagram!
British Airways i360
Now as one who’s not *overly* keen on heights I’d recommend the i360 in a heartbeat. Lasting roughly 30 minutes, it’s a great way to see the city from a different angle.
Such a beautiful spot! Although we didn’t tour inside, the building is certainly quite astonishing and well worth an explore. Seen pictured here is @paulythepainterhove capturing it on canvas.
We’d heard about this place from the Lily Pebbles blog and it didn’t disappoint. A great spot for a photo memento – we even had our photo enlarged to A4 to frame.
Where to eat/drink
Perfect for a date night; great food, great atmosphere and close to the beach.
The Flour Pot Bakery
A great spot for coffee and a pastry – we went to one in the heart of the North Laines.
A great spot for ice cream – we particularly recommend the Gelato Cookie Sandwich!
Great milkshakes and the cake/sandwich selection looked divine!!
The Croque Shop
The best sausage rolls. Perfect for a wet day pick-me-up. The pork, marmite and cheese was a particular favourite!
We stopped here for an evening tipple – quirky interiors and a great spot for a stop-off refreshment.
Cool coffee shop vibes here; great drink selection too – very busy on the table front though!
Authentic Thai food in an adorable little restaurant – the staff couldn’t be more accommodating.
Where to shop
If you love vintage/retro then Brighton should be your go-to destination. Me and my husband were in our element! Here were some of our favourite shopping spots:
Mind-boggling – there is so much to see! A second-hand/vintage lovers paradise. We spent an hour here and could have stayed longer.
Amazing for vintage clothing – helpful staff too.
Never Worn Once
Recommended to us by friends, a great spot to pick up vintage clothing at good prices – we found it very hard to resist buying anything!
North Laine Bazaar
So many amazing interior pieces here; looking for something unique for your home? Look no further!
A fab place for off-the-wall reclaimed furniture, we loved it.
So as you can see, there really is so much to explore in Brighton. We only scraped the surface and cannot wait to revisit to explore even more of the unique gems!