As the days start to get a little longer we’re all guilty of getting a little too excited for summer too early. The countdown is well and truly on until the days we get to sit back and relax on some tropical (or not so tropical) beach, party to the sound of our favourite bands in an unknown field in the middle of nowhere, or adventure round a hidden gem of a town during our summer explorations.
To keep the momentum up, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the must-visit places in the UK this summer to get you in the mood. To this end, here are the addresses you need to hit in Brighton – aka the nation’s favourite seaside resort.
1. DANCE – Patterns
This May sees brand-new club space ‘Patterns’ open its doors for the first time on Brighton’s Marine Parade, boasting a state-of-the-art sound system and heavyweight party line ups that include some of the most respected DJ’s and live acts the world over. Promising to become the new home for Brighton’s thriving music scene, Patterns fresh bar and club spaces provide the perfect hang-out for local music lovers, creatives and cool kids as well as day-tripping visitors.
A home for eating, drinking, dancing and thinking, Patterns also offers playful seasonal cocktails to be enjoyed on their sea-view terrace, as well as craft beers and ales for any booze experts.
2. EAT – Burger Brothers vs. Food For Friends
Brighton isn’t just about fish and chips, you know? There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, pop ups and pubs to satisfy all your needs. One for the meat lovers, first tip is the renowned Burger Brothers takeaway, pushing the very best meaty adventures in Brighton. With wood flooring, high stools and chalkboard specials, this joint is a fast-paced, lively spot for those who want instant yet fulfilling food fix. On the other end of the spectrum is Food For Friends, a high-end vegetarian restaurant with an vast food menu and an even more expansive wine offering. Yum yum.
3. SHOP – Brighton Lanes
Intricate, winding lanes are an integral part of Brighton towns history. Filled to the brim with the quaintest of coffee shops, record stores, cool boutiques and bric-a-brac, the lanes are a must-see for any Brighton visitor. Get lost for hours in the twists and turns of Brighton’s back alleys through a treasure trove of retail heaven.
4. DRINK – The White Rabbit
And after all that shopping you’ll need some refreshment – so its time to hit the pub. The White Rabbit is noted by locals as the Brighton’s premiere drinking hole, residing in the vibrant North Laine area. The pub itself represents Brighton’s free-spirited, quirky culture that the town is renowned for, and has a fab beer garden open until 8pm for those summer months.
5. RELAX – Beach
Brighton’s beach might not be famous for its blissful white sands or humid temperatures but hey, we still love it. You can check out all the fun of the fair up at the pier, or if you are are lazy like us, why not pull up a deckchair, get a 99 flake and prepare to paddle because the Great British Seaside doesn’t get any better.