Okay, so you *technically* can’t get there in an hour (it’s about 1 hour and 6 minutes to be precise) but for a £8 return and the chance to enjoy the sunshine on the beach, we’ll make an exception for this week’s escape the city edition! Here’s what needs to be on your agenda when you head to the coast this weekend…
First things first, breakfast! Although there are lots of great food spots in Brighton, when the sun is shining, we want something sweet and cool that can be enjoyed alfresco on the beach. For this, 42 Juice is the place to go, with a full menu of amazing smoothies and acai bowls. Our bowls were super thick - just how it should be - and topped with all the good stuff – granola, berries and coconut galore! It was love at first bite.
You probably don’t need us to suggest this, but you can’t stop off in this seaside town without properly enjoying the coast! Whether you walk its entirety to get your steps in, pick a spot to relax in the sunshine or dive straight into the waves, this is the place to truly enjoy the glorious British Summer we’re having this year.
Grab a Coffee & Lunch at Flour Pot Bakery
Good coffee, great aesthetics and an even selection of carbs and sweet treats. It’s the place for everyone seeking fresh, home-made food that still offers you the chance to indulge – what more could we want?
Shop Till You Drop
With one of the best art schools in the country, it’s unsurprising that a lot of incredibly creative people reside in Brighton. This means there’s an amazing selection of independent shops selling clothes, art, ceramics and more. Whether you’re interested in making a purchase or not, it’s beautiful to wander the narrow, cobbled streets – the quintessentially British seaside town makes a refreshing change from the big smoke.
Terre A Terre
Veggies; there’s only one place you should be planning to eat dinner in Brighton, and that’s Terre A Terre. Born in 1993 out of a shared passion of two people with a mission, who wanted a platform for their innovative ideas where they could push the boundaries of traditional meat-free cooking. It’s well-renowned for a reason, so make sure to arrive on an empty stomach!
Brighton just has a ‘vibe’ that makes you want to be a yogi. And with the original Yogahaven studio founded in Brighton itself in 2003, it seems like a shame not to take a visit! Welcoming and inviting, this is the studio for beginners and dedicated yogi’s alike – the perfect end to a blissful day.
Prefer Something Sweatier?
Would you prefer your workout to be a little sweatier after a day relaxing on the beach? Hit up F45 Brighton Central instead for 45 minutes of high-intensity functional training. We’d recommend their signature Saturday Hollywood class for a good mix of sweat and strength, all complete with some cracking tunes!