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Brighton and Hove actually!
Brighton in General
Member Name: Brig
Brighton in General
Date: 06/06/01, updated on 06/06/01 (245 review reads)
Advantages: Quieter, Some free parking, good resturants
Disadvantages: little staid for some, council changes in parking, no in town supermarket
If you come to visit Brighton do stray a little further along the coast to the other half of Brighton and Hove, Hove actually! Not quite so hip hop or load as Brighton but certainly quieter and with quite abit to offer.
Parking is not too bad, some free off street parking still remains especially to us in the know but the council are about to change that. The beaches are less crowded but having said that others seem to be realising this and for how much longer who knows. Along the seafront are one or two very good open air eating, meeting places to see and watch the world go by.
If you move up from the seafront road onto the next road running paralell, Church Road, you will come across many many resturants serving all kinds of food, Italian, Indian, Mexican and more. Try Latinos or Los Amigos for a lively atomosphere. Orsinos is another lively one although can get busy after 11pm when clubbers seem to meet here.
Just around the corner is George Street now pedestrianised and a pleasure to stroll along. Occasional pavement entertainment, more pavement cafes and a wine bar for refreshment, plenty of charity shops for bargains and a few of the high street names, WH Smiths, Boots and Q&S, Dorothy Perkins to name some. This is not a major shopping centre but fine for picking up everyday things.
In and around Hove there are some lovely Parks, Hove Park being one of them. Not far from there is Corals, the greyhound stadium, always worth a night out. The resturant there is ok, although the menu rather limited and expensive it is nice to be able to enjoy the racing from the comfort of your table and you have a runner asigned to your table so no having to get up to put on bets.
Back along the seafront is the King Alfred swimming pool and further along the Hove lagoon where you can learn to wind surf or children can play in the play area. This adjoins Shoreham harbour which is always worth looking around to see what s
hips are in. Further inland is the Hove engineerium, good for rainy days!!!
For more of an insight into Brighton and Hove why not visit the tourist centre. There is one attached to Hove Town Hall which fronts onto Church Road and I beleive the Brighton one is in St Bartholomews Sq. I have always found them most helpful.
So if you do tire of all the clubbing and mad times in Brighton, slide into a quieter more restrained Hove.