As you know, Dom and I escaped the city last bank holiday weekend for a quick break in Brighton. We stayed at the most incredible hotel (review here) and decided to share our top 5 things to do in Brighton that are suitable if you’re:
a) on a budget
b) short on time (we had 24 hours)
So here we go:
1. Watch the sun rise over the beach
We got up early to shoot this incredible adidas kit. We were a bit late to see the sun actually rising, but we saw the sun rise over the buildings as we were on the beach and it really was beautiful and breathtaking. I would highly recommend!
2. Waste a couple of £ at the pier arcade
Growing up near Barry Island, I’m a big fan of arcades! Dom and I spent a good couple of hours there over the weekend – it’s great if the weathers not amazing and you don’t want to spend money just drinking in a bar (although we did that too!) While you shouldn’t expect to come out with more money than you went in with, it’s definitely worth the £4 or so you spend for a couple of hours on the games!
3. Get yourself a cronut at Dumdums
Guys, cronuts are a thing. Croissant doughnuts! And heads up, they’re delicious! We tried a pistachio cronut and a cherry and pistachio donut and they were sugar-filled deliciousness. I’d get in there quickly (especially on the weekend), as they’re likely to sell out!
4. Get yourself some good old fashioned Fish and Chips on the beach
If you need a snack, there are plenty of fish and chip shops, or fresh fish stands on the beach. We opted for just chips as we were cold and not too hungry and the chips warmed us up nicely, but the fresh fish stand also looked incredible!
5. Finally, I would encourage you to explore
We stumbled across a number of gems that we wouldn’t have found had we just sat on the beach, including the Brighton Royal Pavillion, a former royal residence built in 1787.