|Rainbow Cafe and Welcome to Brighton|
|Commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Year on the left and on the right (starting from the top); Portrait of Queen Victoria, Plaque and Portrait of Prince Albert.|
|The Lanes Sign and Choccywoccydoodah Chocolate Window Display.|
|Town Hall, Brighton Pier and Seagull with Deck Chairs.|
|Brighton High Street|
|British Airways i360|
|Views from British Airways i360|
|More Views from British Airways i360|
|Smashed Burger – Gluten Free Bun with Chickpea Burger and Sweet Potato Fries.|
Happy Saturday! Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. Today as we are continuing to have wonderful weather in the UK my boyfriend and I decided to head to Brighton to explore somewhere new and get some fresh sea air!
We packed our raincoats (luckily we didn’t need them) and travelled on the Gatwick Express, which only took one hour. When we arrived we made our way downhill towards the beach. We visited the Lanes which were covered in colourful bunting which looking charming. A few standout stores were Creased Cards, for comical birthday cards, Fidra Jewellers filled with stunning antique jewellery (I felt like Disney’s Ariel in her cave of treasures) and Choccywoccydoodah who’s chocolate window display was so impressive (see photo above).
After a walking along the beach, we headed towards British Airways i360 (photos above). I was a little bit apprehensive as I am not a huge fan of heights but was excited to see the amazing view. As a side note, it was absolutely fine, as the pod moved slowly and you could not see directly below you. The whole ‘flight’ took about twenty minutes. The views as you can see from the photos above were stunning! I particularly enjoyed seeing the paintings displayed on the top of a couple of the roofs (see photos above). We also enjoyed a cheeky tub of Sussex Ice Cream Company in the flavour, Marmalade and Honeycomb. It was the most delicious ice cream, I have ever had. It was so light, yet so indulgent.
After we headed off to Smash Burger. My boyfriend and I first went to Smash Burger in Newcastle Upon Tyne and fell in love with it. My burger, Chickpea burger on a gluten free bun was yummy and the sweet potato fries were gorgeous just the right amount of crispiness and sweetness.
After lunch we wandered back up to the train station, popping into any shops that took our fancy. We then hopped on the Gatwick Express back to London.
Today was my first trip to Brighton and it was a really lovely day out. Next time I would love to experience the British Airways i360 in the dark and walk along Brighton Pier.
What else would you recommend to do in Brighton?