A perennially popular seaside resort on the English coastline, Brighton has been attracting hordes of London day trippers for decades. Tourists come to sun themselves on the pebbles of Brighton Beach, to ride the dodgem cars on Brighton Pier, to ogle at the opulence of the Royal Pavillion and to wander amongst the hippies and goths of the North Laine. If all that sightseeing and sea air has worked up an appetite, head to the seafront for some sensational seafood. Here, stallholders serve up a tempting array of fresh cockles, mussels, and oysters, along with crab sandwiches and fish soup. If you choose self-catering Brighton accommodation, you can also take advantage of the wonderful Brighton Farm Market, home to a sensational range of fresh, seasonal produce. Stock up on everything from fruit, vegetables, meat and fish to honey, cakes, olives and cheeses. Not only will you save money on dining out, you’ll get to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of local Brighton life.
When to go to Brighton
With mild winters and lovely springs, summers and autumns, Brighton is a wonderful year round tourist destination. If you’re after a healthy dose of sun, sea and sand though, your best bet for a Brighton holiday is June, July, August or September.
Getting to and around Brighton
Most tourists arrive in Brighton on the train from London’s Victoria and London Bridge stations. Once in Brighton it’s easy to get around, with public transport options including an extensive bus network, while much of Brighton and Hove can be explored on foot.
Where to stay in Brighton
When choosing accommodation in Brighton, apartments and cottages offer great alternatives to more expensive hotels. HouseTrip has a range of Brighton accommodation options, from small self catering apartments ideal for couples to large, spacious cottages suitable for families and groups of friends. Whatever your Brighton accommodation needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with HouseTrip.