Now Brighton was in our top 10 places to go in the UK and I finally got to show Cole the weird and wonderful place which is Brighton!! I am lucky enough that our family friends have a gorgeous house just outside Brighton in East Preston so with a trip lined up I took the opportunity to show Cole! I knew he would love Brighton, it is very much up his alley!
Before heading to Brighton on Saturday I had booked in advance the British Airways I360, a 163-meter observatory tower, offering amazing panoramic views of Brighton. We were so lucky also that it was the most beautiful day and the sun was out in full force, and everyone had the same idea as us as Brighton was extremely busy!
We arrived by train into Brighton station from Angmering and headed straight down towards North Laine. The most vibrant lane, filled with independent stores, diverse shops, cool cafes, cinema, bars, and clubs! I think this was both our favorite part of Brighton as we found some really cool little things to buy. Cole even bought two rings which were made from spoons!! And a backpack made from recycled truck material and seat belts from M-24. Cole was in his element along the lanes with all the quirky brands. We also got an old school photo booth at a shop called Photomatic.
Our slot for the I360 was at 1 pm, so after wandering down the lanes for a while we headed towards the beach. The I360 looked so tall from afar and you couldn’t imagine how high it must feel when you are up there! After a quick security check, and a gin and tonic in hand (if you are ever in Brighton have Brighton Gin it was so so yummy!), the I360 was on the move up! And boy did we pick an amazing day to do this, the views were incredible and the sea looked crystal blue, you would question whether or not you was still in the UK!
I would recommend doing the I360 if you are ever in Brighton as the view was amazing and it was a fun experience to check off the list!
After, we walked along the beach and shared some fish and chips – rude not too as we were by the beach! And being complete greedy little things we headed back into the lanes and found the coolest doughnut shop called Dum Dum, which I had seen on Zoella’s Youtube. I had a chocolate cronut (Yes a croissant-doughnut!! Heart eye emoji here!!) and Cole had a strawberry cheesecake doughnut.
It was such a beautiful day, we took advantage and sat in the gardens of the Royal Pavillion and headed back to the beach to go along the Brighton Pier. The afternoon sun was beginning to slowly set and myself and Cole were loving wandering around a new city taking in all the sights and people watching all the stag and hen dos (ha ha there was for sure some sights).
I loved Brighton and I am so glad that Cole did too, it is one of the UK’s coolest places to visit I think! We are already planning to go back for a week in the summer so we can explore more!
Until next time,
India and Cole