When I think back of the two days my friends and I spent in Brighton, what pops into my head first is that Brighton is a town of contrasts; rows of elegant Georgian terraces, hip young people in colourful outfits, skating between the buses in the crowded city centre, old ladies in pink cardigans sitting behind a slot machine and the splendour of George IV Royal Pavilion, that just blows you away. I loved it! Walking through the lanes, looking at the shop windows and the people that pass you on the street.
We stayed at Whitburn Lodge, which I can recommend to you.
The Bed & Breakfast is situated in a quiet street nearby the seaside. It has lovely rooms. They are not big, but beautifully decorated. The owner Louise is very friendly and gives you lots of advise on shops and places to visit. She also cooks a delicious English breakfast!
Louise advised us to go to Snoopers paradise (Kensington Gardens 7-8) which we loved. It's shabby, ramshackle, a mix of quirky and kitsch, but just perfect! A real treasure trove, full of vintage clothing, Art Deco ornaments, porcelain, glassware, old postcards, 1960s and 70s furniture etc. I enjoyed walking along the stalls, seeing what was on display and picking an old black and white photograph and some porcelain cups and plates out myself. One of my friends found an amazing 1950s ball gown.
When you are in Brighton, love vintage and snooping, just visit the shop. I know you will love it!
I am off once more. This time to Budapest for a long weekend, to meet two dear blog friends. So very exciting!
Enjoy the rest of your week!