Travel guide: What we did in Brighton, England (Day 1)

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In the beginning of August, my mom and I went to Brighton for 5 days. We flew to London and from there, we took the train to Brighton. In the next few weeks I will share our itinerary with you.


THURSDAY
We arrived in Brighton on a very sunny Thursday afternoon (which was a good first impression). We walked from the trainstation to our hotel, The Kings Hotel (address: 139-141 Kings Road). The room was fine. The bathroom was a little outdated, but it had a toilet and a shower, so what more do you really need? The building is a little old and noisy, so you can hear people walking on the floor above you,  I did not care because I slept with earplugs.
The location of this hotel is great: it is directly opposite the boulevard and sort of inbetween Brighton and Hove. There are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area, so it is a good place for a city trip.

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Brighton Beach
The first “sight” we saw was Brighton Beach. But no, do not think this is a sandy beach, because it is not. It has pebbles, so it is not very inviting, but it is nice to sit and enjoy the sun and the noises of the sea (and seagulls).

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Palace Pier
We walked along the boulevard all the way to the Palace Pier. It was very sunny and busy on the pier, but there was a nice vibe and it was a nice walk.
We did not go into the arcade/games area, but the view from the pier was pretty nice.

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Britisch Airways i360
Address: Lower Kings Road.

After the Pier, we walked back to our hotel and spotted the i360. Because it was a sunny afternoon, we knew it was probably the best weather to go in it. It was not super crowded and we could easily walk around and take photos. The view was amazing, you could see the whole city of Brighton. It was such a fun experience and I would highly recommand it.

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Dinner @ Tropical Sushi
Address: 12 Western Road (Hove).
When we got back to our hotel, we were pretty hungry and did not feel like walking all the way to Brighton’s city centre again, so I looked on Trip Advisor for some restaurants in the neighbourhood. I came across Tropical Sushi and, since both my mom and I love sushi, we decided to go there. It was a small restaurant, but luckily there was a table available. The food was great: it is not the standard sushi, but with a twist. We had a vegetarian one, one with tuna, one with shrimp and one with salmon. I loved the fried shrimp one the most! I highly recommand Tropical Sushi to anyone who likes sushi.

-> Have you been to Brighton? What was your favorite thing to do, let me know in the comments.


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