Brighton City Guide

Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Anyone who will listen to me, knows about my love for Brighton. It is my hometown - I was born here and grew up here. I've spent a lot of time running round the streets and swimming in the sea and no, I can't walk perfectly on the pebbles barefooted. It's impossible!

I've been meaning to do a city guide for a while as a lot of people get in touch with me asking for recommendations and, although Brighton is a small city, there is so much to do which is why I'm breaking it down into a mini series.

First up, a few little things I like to do in Brighton.
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
The Royal Pavilion
Anyone who visits Brighton for the first time is always a little puzzled by this gorgeous landmark. If you have time, take a look inside (it does cost) as it's gorgeous and so decadent! I like to sit in the gardens surrounding it and people watch on a sunny day.
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Brighton seafront
I find myself very lucky to live right by the sea and, going for a walk along the front is lovely whatever time of year - it really does blow the cobwebs away and makes you feel very refreshed. Especially if it's a windy day! 
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Brighton Pier 
Otherwise known as The Palace Pier before they decided to rename it, this place was a huge part of my childhood. I used to spend most of the Summer holidays on the pier attempting to win a cuddly toy, gorging on hot doughnuts, or spending all my pocket money on the 2p machines - something you have to do when you visit!
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Walking around the Laines
Something that attracts a lot of people to Brighton, the Laines are full of antiques, jewellery and one-off boutiques (more on those in a different post!). I love walking around the cobbled streets talking in all the sparkly antique jewellery and finding cute shops.
You also stumble across some great street art lurking on the side of buildings.
Brighton City Guide by What Laura did Next
Hove Beach
Known fondly to me as 'my front garden' this is where you'll find me in the Summer. Brighton beach can get extremely busy and noisy (especially between the two piers) so, I always stick to Hove beach or, Hove Lawns where you'll find some great events happening as soon as Spring hits. Including Brighton & Hove Food Festival and Paddle Round The Pier.
I love taking down dinner, a bottle of wine and watching the sun go down.
Perfect.

Tomorrow...it's all about food!