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Only an hour commute from London, Brighton is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Charming boutiques, tasty foods, and a sunny seaside, the city has it all. This article will give you ideas and recommendations for your next uk staycation in Brighton. By Amy Vu 

Where to Stay 
Hilton Brighton Metropole 

The Hilton Brighton Metropole is an opulent hotel opposite the Brighton seafront. Dating from the 1890s, the Victorian hotel is designed with a classic and model feel. It offers a health club with an indoor pool and spa. The location is ideal as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Palace Pier, British Airways i360 viewing tower, and The Lanes are nearby. Pet-friendly and currently offering a bespoke family experience, this hotel accommodates all travellers. 

Hilton Brighton Metropole | 01273775432 | @HiltonBrightonMetropole

The Grand Brighton

Located in Brighton’s seafront, The Grand Brighton offers a bespoke and luxury experience to make your trip memorable. Each room is beautifully designed, including their multiple restaurants. Treat yourself to an award-winning afternoon tea in the spectacular Victoria Terrace or take one of their luxury food sets with you to the beach. Offering a complimentary bottle of wine and bike storage when you book with them directly – what’s the wait?

The Grand Brighton | 01273224300 | @TheGrandHotelBrighton

Where to Eat 
Etci Kitchen 

Located in Brighton’s buzzing hub, Etci Kitchen serves delicious authentic Turkish food that is packed with flavour. Walking in you are enveloped by lively conversations, stylish interiors, and kebabs grilling on an open flame. The lovely staff goes above and beyond to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. If celebrating a birthday do let them know as they will add candles to your desert and sing you happy birthday – including the guests! Recommendations: Yoğurtlu Adana (house special) and the Mixed Kebab. 

Etci Kitchen | 01273725806 | @EtciKitchenBrighton

Where to Go 

Globalls is an ultraviolet mini-golf venue located in Brighton’s marina, offering a 12-hole Jurassic and Tropicana course. Your game is accompanied by marvellous life-size neon sculptures and wall art. From a nail-varnished gorilla to a red-horned triceratops, Globalls offers a unique indoor golfing experience for everyone. Tickets are affordable and beverages/glow accessories are available. Happy golfing! 

Globalls | 01273911510 | @jurassicgloballs 

Brighton Palace Pier 

If you’re looking for some fun and thrill, then Brighton Palace Pier is the right spot for you. Offering yummy food stalls, two indoor arcades, and a funfair, you forget that you are inches above the sea. I recommend visiting the ‘Donuts & Churros’ stall at the entrance, the churros there are some of the best I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for something heavier, West Pier Fish and Chips serve a hearty portion of fish and chips for a decent price.

Brighton Palace Pier | 01273609361 | @BTNPalacePier

British Airways i360 

Just a minute walk from Brighton’s Upside-Down House, British Airways i360 viewing tower is a must-see attraction. In an enclosed glass viewing pod, experience the best views of Brighton and the south coast 450ft high. Inside the pod, you have access to the Sky Bar where you can admire the views with your favourite cocktail on hand. Exiting the pod, you can visit their gift shop and purchase trinkets to remember your trip.

British Airways i360 | 03337720360 | BritishAirwaysi360

The Lanes 

The Lanes is Brighton’s lively quarter that has great places to dine, shop, and explore. Along the twisting alleyways, you’ll find quirky cafes, luxury boutiques, and independent jewellers. The architecture is a blend of colourful shop exteriors and medieval houses. Indeed, there is nowhere quite like it. For a place to eat, I would recommend Zaitoon, a Middle Eastern café serving delicious traditional dishes with lots of vegan/vegetarian options. Recommendations: Sharing Meze, Chicken Shawarma, Potato Swirl.

Zaitoon | 01273099590 | @zaitoonfoodie 

I hope this article has given you wonderful ideas and inspiration for a UK staycation in Brighton this summer.  

You may also enjoy reading: https://darlingmagazine.co.uk/home-leisure/staycation-in-surrey-darlings-top-picks-with-hannah-mcgreevy/

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