Sunday, 12 July 2009

Day 1 - South Coast - Brighton - Things to do

For everything to do in Brighton, check out Visit Brighton's website. Here're a couple of things to do and see.

The most obvious one is to go to the beach. Don't expect international standards. It's all pebbles, and the water temperature is well-entrenched on the chilly side for most of the year, although it does get up into the early 20 degrees C in late summer.

Royal Pavilion - a somewhat interesting looking palace built by King George IV, restored to 1823 glory. It looks like a mini Taj Mahal. It's apparently very impressive inside, but I didn't manage to fit it in.

Everyone knows the Brighton Pier, but it's not everyone's cup of tea. But visit anyway, only cos everyone else does, and if you have kids, they'll love "The Booster" and the other fun rides.

For live music and entertainment, head to The Brighton Centre. Bands such as Coldplay, The Killers, Robbie Williams etc have all played here. And various state orchestras for the grannies.
At the Brighton Dome, the entertainment seems a bit more alternative, with jazz, tango and African acts playing.

The Brighton Aquarium, called Sea Life, is great for kids. There's a walk-through sea tunnel.

If you want to scare the pants off your loved one, or terrify your young kids, take them on Brighton's most haunting Ghost 01273 328 297. It lasts about an hour, and is run by Jack the Ripper...jokes, it's run by someone who hasn't murdered anyone...will find out for sure, and stick it on this post tomorrow.


  1. Hi Scott, it's great to hear you are having such a good time in Brighton. Looks like you've managed to fit in quite a lot already but I hope you'll have time to check out the quirky North Laine shops as well :)

    Charlotte (VisitBrighton)

  2. Brings back some memories as we moved from very near Brighton six years ago to ...Wigtown. See you on the 26th!
    Deborah, Wigtown