My favorite place that we ate - The Bright Helm. It's a pub very near to the sea front, just down West Street before Churchill Square, and the menu is great. I had southern fried chicken and Heidi had pasta and we were both impressed. Very well priced too!
We stayed at Smart Brighton Beach Hostel and it was really nice. These pictures look a bit drab because it was a very grey day, but for hostel standards, this place was nice. It was very clean, super close to the beach and smack dab in the middle of city centre.
After checking in, we tidied up a bit and then headed out to explore!
The seafront is gorgeous, but the pier is what really caught our attention!
There are tons of carnival rides at the end and we headed straight for them! Our selection was limited because neither one of us likes rides that go upside down, but we didn't let that stop us.
There were a few grey clouds in the sky, but as it got later in the afternoon the weather got nicer and nicer.
We ended the night with ice cream on the beach…before going to see the One Direction movie…obviously.
We woke up the next morning and headed out the door as early as possible. We had plans to hit The Lanes in the morning, but most shops don't open until 11 on Sundays, so we ended up stopping for breakfast.
The Lanes are just that, small little lanes filled to the brim with pubs and shops and trinket stalls, and we had so much fun winding down little cobblestone streets and getting a bit lost.
I saw an opportunity to be Kate and I took it.
The Royal Pavilion
We had to have fish and chips on the beach! We ate lunch at OhSo Social, very near to the pier, and were very impressed!
We then had another ice cream…
And we ended the day by letting a balloon go for my sister Mal's 26th birthday. Bittersweet, but I like that I got to celebrate a bit for her and take her with me to I place that I really loved!