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English summer’s home

Quirky. That is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Brighton. A town set on the English south coast made famous for its pier and pebble beach has much more to offer than is blatantly obvious.


Brighton has made a name for itself as the place to be in the English summer thanks to its beautiful surroundings, outstanding shopping, great nightlife and hidden treasures – it is the last one that makes the town so unique.


A great town center is filled with the generic highstreet shops and eateries but roaming a bit further is my suggestion. Small backstreets are found all around the city and a little bit of intrigue can lead to massive rewards.


Amongst the tight roads are a string of outstanding finds known by locals and clear of most tourists, little signage and minimal marketing lends to a quaint and comfortable environment. Some of the area’s best restaurants, pubs and one-off shops can only be found by stumbling across them.


Filling the bistros are characters that match the surroundings. Brighton is renowned for its colorful and charismatic population, nowhere else in the country is as accepting of bold and risky fashion, alternative sounds, and individual art forms.


If you want to experience the quirky side of England head down to the South East and explore the quintessentially eccentric side of the country, you won’t regret it.


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