Its quite a journey from where we live to Brighton so by the time we arrived it was already 2pm. We checked into our hotel and decided that beings as it was a lovely day we would take a trip down to the beach first which was super super packed. We took a walk down the pier and had our first ice cream of the trip. By then it was time for food so we searched the town, did a bit of shopping and settled on Zizzi’s – an Italian restaurant for dinner. Grabbed a couple of drinks from a corner shop and headed back down to the hotel to watch the greatest show on earth right now – The Great British Bake Off!
Was a busy one! Started off by grabbing brunch at Bills, one of my favourite places for breakfast! Their buttermilk pancakes are like no other and the water melon juice smoothie thing is the greatest! I cannot remember what it is actually called for the life of me!
We then took a trip down the Lanes for shopping and visited my all time favourite antique/jumble sale shop – Snoopers Paradise. It sells all things strange and old, creepy and retro. We spent a good hour or so mooching around that place.
My best friend and fiancé are massive comic book fans so we discovered a store called Daves Comics. Again we spent ages in this shop. Selling everything from manga to funko’s, DC to Marvel and a whole lot of lesser known indie comic labels. Pretty sure that we all spent a fair bit of money there.
We also nipped into this awesome little clothing shop called The Family Store. It sold awesome tshirts one of which my fiancé had and loads of patches and pins. I picked up a patch and two new pins from this shop (the cat and relativity stable ones) The guys there were lovely and they were playing some rad music that day!
By this time it was about 3 and we were feeling hungry. We grabbed a bag of chips to share and headed to the beach again – we had really great weather! The then resided to the bars on the sea front to chill and a couple of drinks and wait for dinner time! We went to Wagamamas on the way back to the hotel much later on and all chilled and watched the new Killing Joke animated movie.
Last day! After grabbing breakfast at Costa we walked down to the new British Airways i360 viewing tower on the sea front. I say new as it wasn’t there last year when we went. It costs £15 each and takes you 450ft into the air so you can see the whole of Brighton and hove. You get pretty high up haha! The ride lasts around 20 minutes and you do wish you could stay up there longer.
When you exit it leads you into the beach right in front of the old pier which burnt down. It’s a skeleton now and it’s beautiful. It looks like a dance hall for ghosts and I took a ton of photos it’s just so lovely. I’m glad they feuded to let it stand. It’s like a piece of art now.
As we had a long journey back we had to leave fairly early so we grabbed some sandwiches and took then to the Pavillion gardens to eat. There was a busker playing an acoustic guitar and the sun was shining which made is such a lovely end to the trip. None of us were ready to leave.
The car journey home we were stuck in bank holiday delays and it took a total of 7 hours around 4 of which we were stood virtually still in traffic. Needless to say we were very glad to get out of the car the other end! But we really had a lovely time I can’t wait to go back.