We got the train from London Blackfriars to Brighton for £11.20 each with a off-peak day return which gave us flexibility to not have to be back for a certain time. We arrived in Brighton just before midday after the 1 hour 20 train ride. We followed everyone else heading out the train station straight down to the beach, you can actually see the sea from the train station exit. Once there we headed for the nearest land mark, the Palace Pier by walking along the edge of the beach. The walk is lined with cafes, shops and a fishing museum which is free and had loads of information and old pictures of Brighton form the 1800's so definitely worth a quick visit of you're there.
Being a typical boy my boyfriend insisted we stopped and played on a racing game which i won! And am very very proud about that fact as I never beat him on stuff like that. Our budget friendly trip did not include going on the rides as they where pretty pricey and with he extremely high winds some where closed anyway. I did however take the opportunity for a photo op at the end of the pier and just about got blown away.
We had burritos at Torilla for lunch before heading back into the lanes and discovered Ben's cookies, and I am not exaggerating that they are the most wonderful cookies that I have ever had, we shared a peanut butter and a triple chocolate. They where soft and gooey in the middle and just amazing!
To continue the food tour we headed to Dum Dum Doughnuts for a Galaxy and a Crutella doughnut, the Galaxy was filled with blueberry and vanilla cream while the Crutella was made from croissant dough and filled with hazelnut sauce.
To let our food babies goes down we headed to the beach for a sit, unfortunately Brightons beach is stones not sand but it wasn't too bad, due to the wind we picked a spot by a wall for shelter and chilled out here until it started to get cold including the obligatory bury each other in sand (or stones).
We had a great time in Brighton and its definitely worth a trip down for anyone in London, it feels so far away from the city when its really not that far!
Has anyone else planned or had a day planned for you? Where did you go?