Things to see/do in Brighton?

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Looking forward to my first trip to Brighton in March. I’ll only have an afternoon/evening to explore. What are the “don’t miss” things to see and do? Would also appreciate food and drink recommendations. Thanks!

Rebecca Behan 07/01/13    City tipsEngland Link Report

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It’s an obvious choice but just take a walk through the Laines (both North and South) and you’ll realise why so many people fall in love with the place! Full of character, quirky shops, great food and loads of cracking pubs. You can’t go wrong!

Also if you do decide to stay the night don’t miss out on the coolest bar in town, The Green Door Store is hidden away under the arches of the train station and is always a great place for a drink and dance. always free, always good live bands! http://thegreendoorstore.co.uk/

NHayne 08/01/13    Link Report

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Easy place to walk around and so much to see and be distracted by…!
The Pavilion is always worth a visit – the exotic architecture needs to be seen to be believed.

For a splurge, try the imaginative vegetarian offerings at Terre à Terre in the Lanes (they do afternoon tea too), or Boho Gelato just round the corner for frozen goodies, in a wide range of ever-changing flavours, scooped up from the basement ‘lab’.

The BBQ Shack at the World’s End pub caters for the more carnivorous customer. Ribs & pulled pork from a Texas-trained pitmaster are worth the trip up London Road.

Oh, and a stroll along the (pebble) beach never fails to lift the spirits – but do check the weather forecast first…

Ed Wright 09/01/13    Link Report

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A toasted sandwich and a cup of tea at The Meeting Place, right on the beach – not at all fancy, gourmet or gastro but the location is hard to beat!

Monica Woods 10/01/13    Link Report

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Thanks for the recommendations. Seems like I might need to budget more time for my stay!

Rebecca Behan 15/01/13    Link Report

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Stay at the Pelirocco – very kitsch but a lot of fun. http://www.hotelpelirocco.co.uk/

Tim Chester 16/01/13    Link Report

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Thanks @Tim Chester. Now to choose between “Do Knit Disturb” and the room decorated in honor of Leigh Bowery…

Rebecca Behan 16/01/13    Link Report

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Terre A Terre is fabulous, but is only just reopening after a kitchen fire closed it down.

kateb 26/01/13    Link Report

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Thanks, Kate – forgot to mention that about Terre à Terre – they sadly missed the whole of their Christmas trade as a result, but they say they’re taking bookings from 4th February.
NB Food for Friends is another great vegetarian restaurant in the Lanes, and the Angel Food Bakery around the corner creates lip-smackingly decadent cakes.

To walk off such indulgences, head east along Upper St James’s St to Kemptown – it’ll reward you with a chance to forage through the bric-a-brac of the Brighton Flea Market, followed by an own-brewed pint next door at the brightly-painted Hand in Hand pub – you won’t forget either place in a hurry.

Ed Wright 28/01/13    Link Report

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The Regency Restaurant does great fish and chips on the seafront, served in authentic 1960s surroundings. It is cheap too… and only 30 seconds from the Pelirocco hotel mentioned above.

Dan May 28/01/13    Link Report

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