Brighton is a seaside city and a touch of paradise that doesn’t require you to jump onto a plane. It’s less than 50 miles from London, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you are visiting Brighton with friends or bringing family, it’s the perfect place to go for a stroll along the iconic Palace Pier, visit the beach, and immerse yourself in the city’s cultural icons.
The perfect icing on the cake is a trip to The Rum Kitchen in Brighton. Dig into our carnival of flavours and sip our perfectly balanced rum cocktails. Are you ready to plan the perfect day trip? Keep reading for 5 things to do in Brighton today.
The Royal Pavilion
This famous palace was built as a seaside paradise for King George IV in the 1800s and is a Grade I listed building. The Royal Pavilion takes its inspiration from Indian architecture with its distinctive Indo-Saracenic style. It’s a must-visit for history fans or those who want to immerse themselves in the seaside heritage of Brighton.
Brighton Palace Pier
No visit to Brighton is complete without a stroll through the Brighton Palace Pier. Also known as the ‘Brighton Pier’, this Victorian monument is home to everything from thrill rides to candy floss stands and live music.
It’s one of the UK’s top 10 leisure and entertainment destinations and offers something for visitors of every age. Get there early to grab one of the Pier’s iconic stripy deck chairs to lounge back and watch the world go by.
British Airways i360
One of the newest tourist destinations in Brighton is the British Airways i360. This skyscraper glides you 162 metres high in the sky, offering 360 degrees view of Brighton’s seaside and surrounding countryside. The skyscraper was even named the ‘Most Slender Tower’ by the Guinness World Record books in 2016.
You can book unique experiences with British Airways i360, including ‘Yoga in the Sky’ and ‘Kids Half-Term Craft Workshops’.
Pack your bucket and spade for a trip to Brighton beach. While you’re enjoying a classic whipped ice cream, collect a few of the beach’s famous pebbles as a souvenir from your trip. The beach is over 3 miles long, making it an ideal spot for an evening walk or a dip in the water. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
Lonely Planet named Brighton as one of the 10 ‘best cities with brilliant beaches’, making Brighton a must-visit destination when the temperatures start to rise. Brighton is the perfect spot for a staycation that won’t break the bank.
Visit The Rum Kitchen Brighton
Take some time to refuel during your Brighton adventure by calling in to see us at The Rum Kitchen Brighton cocktail bar & restaurant. We’re just a stone’s throw away from the Pier and bring the flavours of the Caribbean to the seaside. Enjoy our slow-cooked dishes and experiment with our cocktail menu before going out to explore Brighton’s party scene. Book your table at The Rum Kitchen Brighton.