Believe it or not, there is actually more to England than London, and over the past year or so I’ve had the chance to explore Bath, Cardiff, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames, and now, Brighton!
The only thing I knew about Brighton before arriving is that it was supposedly known as the Gay Capital of the UK. (And to be frank, it definitely lived up to its expectations in that respect.) But, besides that, there are so many things to love about this English seaside town just under an hour away from London by train!
Brighton has fantastic shopping, and the Lanes are specific streets and alleyways throughout the city center lined with colorful flags and even more colorful stores and boutiques, with coffee shops along every corner! Anne and I killed an entire afternoon on the Lanes.
Perhaps the most iconic part of Brighton is its pier, which makes for a great stroll along the beach and also contains a great number of arcade games, carnival rides, and festival foods.