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Life's a beach!
Brighton in General
Member Name: GSSimpson15
Brighton in General
Advantages: lively, young, safe area, lots to do, tourist area
Disadvantages: smell of vomit and alcohol at 6/7am on a sunday, M25 traffic getting there and back.
So I'm going to be doing another review on one of my favorite places in England and that is the lovely Brighton!
I love this place so much, I first visited here in 2011 and I come here as often as I can because it is where my brother and his girlfriend live, and what I love the most about Brighton is that it has a young, lively atomsphere and I like the atomsphere so much that I am considering to move here at some point in my life, I do not know yet, but it will happen in the near future.
Brighton is located in Sussex, about 45- 1 hour away from London (depending on traffic because you have the M25 and Gatwick and Heathrow airports are within those areas and it can be a nightmare! Sometimes it has taken me 3 or 4 hours to get home because the traffic is so bad)
Brighton is by a beach and it is a city, I think that's why some people like it so much. I was actually considering to go to university here, but the university required A-Levels and I only had a BTEC National Diploma, so that was a bit unfortunate. But I liked the university I went to in the end, so I cannot complain much!
Shopping: Brighton is amazing for shopping with a wide range of High street and some designer stores. There is one big shopping centre in the middle of Brighton which is great, and even in the surrounding areas it has more stores. Brighton has basically any high street store you can think of. If you want to go to the designer sections, well I would not say designer but more exclusive brands like Russell and Bromley, Ted Baker, Cath Kidtson and Jack Wills, it is a little walk away from the shopping centre but they are together so it is not like you have to walk for miles and miles to get to a certain store.
One of the best places for shopping in Brighton is 'The Lanes.' What 'The Lanes' are they are aimed at antique and vintage, so they sell a lot of vintage and antique items, so if you are into that kind of thing then this is the place for you. One of my favorite vintage stores is 'Dirty Harry' got some good stuff from there as cheap as £20. Also one of my favorite places about 'The Lanes' is that they have an amazing sweet shop called 'Carnival' I buy a bag every time I go to Brighton. Best sweet shop in Brighton!
Eating Out: One of my favorite places to eat out in Brighton is that there is a place which sells bagels and they are the best bagels you will have. They are expensive about £3 but they are so nice!
They have a selection of cafes and restaurants in Brighton, one of the best places to go to a restaurant in Brighton is on Brighton Pier where you can have breakfast, lunch and/or dinner on the pier. I quite like it!
Nightlife: Brighton is the place to be for night life! It is known as a gay scene, so it famous for it's gay clubs and Brighton is even nicknamed 'the village of the gays' I went on a night out in Brighton for my 21st and it was the best night I had in ages. Oceana the night club by the sea front is expensive on saturdays (£10 entry) but it was my birthday so I was not bothered about the price as you're only 21 once! Also they have a good selection of pubs and bars too. When I first came to Brighton when I was visiting my brother and his girlfriend, we went to this pub/club on the beach and it was summer and the weather was hot so we were lucky and it is nice to club/party on the sea front in the summer.
One of the disadvantages about nightlife in Brighton is that if you walk around on a Sunday morning at 6am/7am the streets smell of vomit and alcohol, because are still out and about (more like passed out and very drunk) because as well being known for it's night scene, it is popular for Hen-dos as well. It's not pleasant seeing the vomit and drunks. Feel sorry for the cleaners on Sunday!
Hotels: Very good. There is a wide range from Holiday to the Hilton. Something for everyone what ever the budget or occasion.
The beach is the best thing about Brighton, especially in the summer, where you can BBQs, walk the dog/s, swim if you are brave! There is no sand, so it very pebbly.
Brighton is a nice place to visit or live. I do know much about living because I only visited, not lived, but rent can be a bit like London prices, but a little bit cheaper than London. For example, a one bedroom flat would cost about £600 a month excluding bills when it London it can cost up to 800-900 pounds.
Brighton is great all year round, but better in the summer, great for a British holiday even! Have a great visit!
Summary: Oh I do like to be beside the sea..