Coming down to Brighton is something I try to do at least once a year, so it keeps me on my toes trying to find new and exciting things to do. In February I spent a wonder 48 hours in the stunning seaside town, and here’s what we did!

Day One

12pm - Arrival and Check In
We hopped off our bus at 12pm and wander down quirky St James Street to our home for two nights, Colson House. A family run guest house that ticks all the boxes.

1pm - Quick Bite
There are so many wonderful places to eat in Brighton so after much deliberation we grabbed two fully stuffed sandwiches from the best sandwich shop in the Lanes.

3pm - British Airways i360
This is such a fun way to see both the beach and the city from a decent height. Book tickets in advance here.

4.30pm - Pier Stroll and Coffee Stop
You can’t visit Brighton and not take a stroll down Palace Pier, stopping in the quirky shops and even having a go on some of the rides. We also grabbed a coffee at Palm Court to watch the world go by.

6pm - Cocktail Stop
If there’s one thing that Brighton isn’t short of it’s bars. We grabbed a cheeky cocktail or two from The Sidewinder before strolling to dinner.

8pm - Dinner
Dinner was a rather fancy one at The Ivy in Lanes as a trip away from the bustling streets of London deserves a slap up meal! The vegan menu has such good options too.


Day Two
 

10am - Royal Pavilion and Breakfast
The Royal Pavilion is filled with so much history that it’s well worth picking up an audio guide to fully immerse yourself. We had breakfast in the Tearoom and I’d highly recommend the Welsh Rarebit.

12pm - Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
As we are both very fond of history we took a quick sweep around the museum & galleries to take in all of the amazing exhibits they have on display.

2.30pm - Choccywoccydodah for Lunch!
Did you even go to Brighton if you don’t visit this insane chocolate shop? Booking a table in advance is highly advisable if you want to eat there as we did.

4pm - Stroll the Lanes
The North Laine and Lanes are stacked to the brim with independent shops and for me they are the best shopping area!

6pm - Local Pint and Cocktails
We headed down to The Black Dove which had an awesome cocktail menu and local beers on tap. The decor was pretty awesome and it’s dog friendly too.

8pm- Dinner
Dinner on our final night was at Brighton Beach Club. I can image this being such a hit in summer overlooking the beach with a great variety of dishes on offer.


Day Three


10am - Check out and Brunch
We reluctantly checked out of Colson House as we didn’t want to go home but our spirits were soon lifted with brunch at Redroaster Cafe. The shakehuka was incredible!

12pm - Sea Life Brighton
Sea Life Brighton is set in the arches and it’s such a stunning venue. There’s so much to see and don’t miss out on the glass bottom boat to see the turtles!

1pm - Coffee Stop
Brighton has so many wonderful coffee shops that we could have just gone from one to the other every day! We chose Blend & Brew which had dreamy interiors and lush looking food too.

2pm - Brighton Toy Museum
Our final stop was a nostalgic one! The Brighton Toy Museum has every toy you can think of and was so fun pointing all the ones we remember from our childhoods!

3pm - All Aboard!
Sadly we had to leave the sea and sunshine behind but we left feeling like we had crammed in as much as we possibly could on our trip!

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Haydy Squibb is a freelance writer and photographer that spends most of her time petting other people’s dogs and eating too many burgers. Her main focus is her lifestyle blog, Squibb Vicious, where she covers food, travel, interiors and anything that takes her fancy. She lives in Essex with her boyfriend and pot plant called Clive.

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