To celebrate World Tourism Day this year, we wanted to shed a light on one of our favourite places, at Peper Harow, to visit in the UK: Brighton. Brighton is one of the best-known seaside towns in the UK, with so many activities to choose from aside from just the beach, it makes for the perfect weekend getaway or day trip all year round. Known for its bohemian atmosphere, stunning seaside views, and lively cultural scene, here’s what you could get up to in Brighton this season.
1. Royal Pavilion
Start your visit by exploring the Royal Pavilion, a remarkable palace built for King George IV. Its distinctive architecture combines Indian and Chinese influences, and the interior is equally impressive. Take a guided tour to learn about the history and marvel at the opulent rooms. We are thrilled at Peper Harow to be in collaboration with the Royal Pavilion, where you can find our luxury socks in their gift store. Don’t forget to pop in.
2. Brighton Pier
Head down to Brighton Pier, a lively entertainment centre with rides, arcade games, and food stalls. Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere, take a spin on the carousel, or try your luck at winning prizes. The pier also offers beautiful views of the coastline.
3. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Explore the diverse collections at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. From fine art to fashion, local history, and world cultures, the museum offers something for everyone. Don't miss the iconic 20th-century artwork in the "Pop Art in Print" exhibition.
4. The Lanes
Wander through the narrow, picturesque streets of the Lanes. This historic quarter is filled with independent shops, antique stores, and cosy cafés. It's the perfect place to find unique gifts, vintage treasures, or simply soak up the charming atmosphere.
5. Brighton Beach
Relax on Brighton's pebble beach and soak up the sun. Take a stroll along the promenade, enjoy fish and chips, or grab an ice cream. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even try water sports like kayaking or paddleboarding. Along the beachfront you’ll find many attractions and activities, such as the Upside-Down house or games of basketball.
6. Brighton i360
Experience breath-taking views of Brighton and the surrounding coastline from the Brighton i360 observation tower. The glass viewing pod slowly rises to a height of 450 feet, offering panoramic vistas of the city and the sea. They even host events, where you can try yoga in the sky or go fine-dining, just head to their website to see what’s on.
7. North Laine
Discover the eclectic North Laine district, known for its independent shops, vintage boutiques, and vibrant street art. Browse through quirky stores, enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many cosy cafés, and soak up the creative energy of the area. Pop into our favourite store, Jump the Gun, where you can also find our Peper Harow luxury socks.
8. Brighton Marina
Pay a visit to Brighton Marina for what feels like never ending activities! Unique shops, delicious restaurants and a cinema is just the start of it. Here you will find Hollywood Bowl, a place which offers bowling and an arcade, making for a great, fun night out. There is also Globalls, a glow-in-the-dark minigolf course and amusement games! If you're looking for something more relaxing, take a boat tour from the marina, explore the nearby cliffs, or relax in one of the waterfront cafés.
9. Preston Park
Enjoy some greenery at Preston Park, a spacious and well-maintained public park. It's perfect for a leisurely walk, a picnic, or even a game of tennis. The park also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year.
10. Nightlife and Entertainment
Brighton boasts a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars, clubs, and live music venues. The city has a reputation for its diverse and inclusive atmosphere, with something for everyone, from cocktail lounges to indie gigs and comedy clubs. One of the best events is The Secret Comedy Club, which hosts an intimate comedy night where you can have a great laugh and some drinks.
11. Seven Sisters Cliffs
Just a short drive from Brighton, you’ll find the Seven Sisters Cliffs. A magnificent natural landmark located along the coast of East Sussex, England. Stretching for approximately 20 kilometres, these iconic chalk cliffs offer breath-taking views of the English Channel and are a popular destination for nature lovers and hikers. Walking along the cliff edge provides stunning vistas and a sense of awe at the power of nature. It is an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, or those seeking a peaceful escape.