While it’s still possible to take a trip overseas, many of us are electing to take the opportunity to check out what the UK has to offer. With the prospect of a lengthy customs process, or a sudden lockdown on returnees from certain parts of the world, it’s a great time to plan a domestic trip. And there are few domestic locations which appeal quite so much as Brighton.
This seaside town is legendary for the amount that it has to offer the average tourist – and, during summer, it’s more attractive than ever. Travelling to and from Brighton is made easy with regular trains. Local businesses, in collaboration with the local council, have put a host of measures in place to limit the danger of contagion, and thus the place is ripe for exploration.
So what are the attractions worth checking out in Brighton?
Brighton Palace Pier Sunset Cinema
An outdoor cinema is a perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Given that you’re outdoors, the risk of contagion is limited, and there’s a socially distanced layout in place to protect everyone. Tickets start at twenty pounds each, making this slightly more expensive than the average cinema trip – but it’s worth it!
Fish and Chips on the Beach
All of the traditional seaside snacks are to be found in Brighton, including fish and chips. This being a seaside town, there’s a whole slew of chippies waiting for your custom. Make a point of stopping in one of them as you take a trip along the seafront.
Visit the Lanes
Brighton’s Lanes are home to the sorts of boutique stores and cafes that you won’t find elsewhere in the country. Thus, they’re always worth a visit! Circumstances being as they are, you may need to book an appointment in advance to be guaranteed a chance to take a look in any particular store, and you might need to do a little bit of waiting. If you’re staying for more than a day you might consider scouting the area. You can decide what you’d like to visit, and then making the necessary arrangements.
The Royal Pavilion
This quirky building was one of Queen Victoria’s holiday homes. It reopened in late July, offering visitors a chance to look at one of the south coast’s foremost architectural curiosities. This is a building that needs constant care and attention, so by visiting and donating, you’re helping to preserve it for future generations.
The Upside Down House
Speaking of quirky buildings, it’s worth taking a few minutes to look inside the Upside Down House, opposite the West Pier. Not only is the house itself upside-down, but so to is everything inside. This means that you’ll get several great photo opportunities.