Brighton – quick drive from London

With a reported 1-hour 45-minute driving time from London, Brighton makes for the perfect seaside urban getaway. Referred as ‘London by the Sea’ in the Telegraph, this coastal city is full of surprises. Here are some top places to help you cool off while in Brighton for the day (or weekend).

Marrocco’s ice cream

Attached to an Italian restaurant in operation since 1969, Marrocco’s serves traditional gelato. While not technically in Brighton, this top-rated local favourite is easy to reach in neighbouring Hove.

Shingle Beach

Tap into carefree vibes while feeling the fresh sea air walking along this popular seaside destination. Although the namesake gives way to the course nature of the beach, there are many attractions on the adjacent boardwalk. It’s not advised to walk barefoot.

North Laine

If you simply want to shop in cooler climes, North Laine is your spot. There’s a variety of vintage, specialist, and lifestyle shops to keep you busy all day long. Not to mention the nearby high-quality restaurants.

Devil’s Dyke

5 miles north of Brighton in the nearby rolling hills, Devil’s Dyke provides impressive views of the entire landscape. This dry valley is ideal for hikers who want to learn a bit about the archaeological history.

Bustling seaside metropolis

With nearly 230,000 inhabitants, Brighton is a vibrant, culturally diverse city worth exploring. These are some of the many sights to check out during your day or weekend trip in the South England urban oasis. Time Out London suggests 13 other attractions, found in this article.

“Brighton’s delightfully kitsch pier is often the first port of call for visitors, but this beachside city has loads more to offer. For a bevy of unique boutiques, cafés and music shops, head down The Lanes.”

Alternatively, a quick look on Tripadvisor shows more than enough suggestions to keep you busy for weekends to come.

Image – The Sun

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