Make the most of every minute this summer

Making the most of what Brighton has to offer

Situated in a pivotal part of the city, as well as directly opposite that iconic seaside stretch, there are plenty of local places that you can explore. From our independent stores and cafes to heading into the magical North Laines for a spot of vintage shopping, here’s some of our top picks:

 

The Pavilion
10 minute walk
Brimming with regency grandeur and the visual style of India and China, spend a day exploring this fabulous palace in the centre of brighton. Peruse the ornately styled rooms, or check out all of their latest exhibitions!

Brighton Pier
10 minute walk
There’s nothing more classically British than a trip to the seaside! Re-awaken your inner child by playing on the 2p machines, or grab yourself an adrenaline filled moment on the amusement rides. Want to relax? Sit on a deck chair and take in those amazing views!

Globalls
25 minute bus ride
If you’re after that ultimate fun experience that is perfect for all the family, be sure to head down to the Marina for your first Globalls experience! Navigate 12-hole golf courses with wacky themes and all lit up in UV.

Brighton Museum
15 minute walk
Situated in the Pavilion gardens, you can do a two in one with your trip into the palace! From art galleries to an in-depth history of Brighton, and new and ongoing exhibitions, there’s a little something for every history enthusiast.

i360
5 minute walk
Head to the 162m observation that towers over Brighton for incredible views across the city. The viewing pod facilitates 360 degree views of the city, from the sea, all the way up into the hills. Be sure to grab yourself a drink when you’re up there!
 


Explore the great outdoors

With the South Downs literally on our doorstep, as well as all of those coastal paths, there are plenty of epic adventures to be had. Want to come prepared? Be sure to pick up a Grand picnic to keep your party going!

Wakehurst
1 hr 15 min drive
The south-coast's answer to Kew Gardens - spend an entire day getting lost at Wakehurst. Home to their wild botanic garden and over 500 acres of diverse landscapes and flora from across the globe, there’s always plenty to do and see! With plenty of events from guided tours to willow weaving workshops, there’s plenty of experiences to be had.

Standen House
1 hr 30 min drive
Head to this National Trust property for a unique arts & crafts home experience. From its amazing Morris & Co interiors to exploring its hilltop surroundings, it makes for the most magical day out. Be sure to check out their Flower Power exhibition this summer.

Undercliff Pass
20 min walk to the cliffs
There’s no better way to soak in this epic coastline than with the famous 5km long Undercliff Pass! Stop off in Saltdean, Rottingdean or Ovingdean Gap for a pub lunch or pack up a treat or two in one of Brighton’s basket bikes! You can also head to the local council page for ramp access points.

Hove Lagoon
25 min walk
From windsurfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding and more, if you’re after an adventure filled activity, then be sure to head over to the lagoon for plenty of fun for all the family. With instructors on hand you can learn something new or perfect your skills!
 


Enjoy a tipple or two

Sussex is home to many vineyards, and some of them are our suppliers too! Spend a moment having a little sip with us and then head off into the many destinations for a tour and wine-tasting. Here are the ones at the top of our list!

Nyetimber
50 min drive
The Nyetimber estate is steeped in history and is even mentioned in the Domesday Book! Explore their south-facing slopes to produce the finest of grapes.

Bolney
30 min drive
Self-acclaimed pioneers of English wine, the Bolney Estate has dedicated its efforts for 50 years!

Ridgeview
30 min drive
Winemaker of the year 2018, and dedicated to producing quality English sparkling wines, the vineyard has been in operation for 25 years.

Rathfinny
45 min drive
A family owned estate established in 2010, dedicated to producing some of the finest English sparkling wines.
 


Explore the music, arts and culture of Brighton and beyond

Brighton is a bustling epicentre for comedy and all things music. Be sure to pop your head into many of our local watering holes to see a local band or open-mic night, or pop along to Komedia for a fantastic night of comedy. Some big events coming up include:

Glyndebourne
35 min drive
If you’re looking for something just a little different be sure to check out Glyndebourne’s summer festival programme. Enjoy a performance in their stunning auditorium and take to their gardens for a gorgeous summer picnic during the interval!

Charleston House
45 min drive
Head to Charleston House as they hold their 10-day long summer festival. With over 42 events and 100 talks available to attend, you can rub shoulders with artists, writers and changemakers; ample inspiration if this is your cup of tea!

Love Supreme
30 min drive
This 3-day festival held in the heart of the South Downs, offers up the sounds of jazz, funk, soul and much more. This year's line-up includes the amazing Erykah Badu, Gregory Porter, Sister Sledge, Ezra Collective and so much more… time to get that reusable pint glass out of the cupboard!