Brighton, perfect place for a long weekend ... Fish and chips and the pier on a Friday night, shopping in the Lanes and the oyster bar on a Saturday, sitting on the beach watching the world go by on a Sunday.

Brighton perfect place for a long weekend Fish chips the pier on a Friday night, shopping in the Lanes and the oyster bar on a Saturday, sitting on the beach watching the world go by on a Sunday

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton UK.  First saw this as a child and was so surprised and gobsmacked.  The need to travel to India was soon embedded in my psyche.

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The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, England. This Regency Palace is a breathtaking folly. The famous sea-side residence was built for King George IV, and was also used by his brother William IV and their niece Queen Victoria.

Blackbird Tea Rooms, Brighton | 21 Absolutely Charming Tea Rooms You Have To Visit Before You Die

21 Absolutely Charming Tea Rooms You Have To Visit Before You Die

Blackbird Tea Rooms, Brighton - 21 Absolutely Charming Tea Rooms You Have To Visit Before You Die

A trip to the British seaside just wouldn't be complete without a stick of rock to break your teeth on. Made from pulled sugar, rock took off in the 1800s, though there's serious debate about where lettered rock was first produced. Blackpool usually claims the honour, though nearby Morecambe has also been credited.

Favourite traditional British sweets: in pictures

Brighton, UK  "If I could but go to Brighton. A little sea bathing would set me up nicely" Hope I quoted it correctly

Brighton, UK "Oh, yes!—if one could but go to Brighton! But papa is so disagreeable." "A little sea-bathing would set me up forever."- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Didn't think 'beach' when you came to England? Me either! Surprise! Check out Brighton a cool artsy coastal town only about 1.5 hours away by train. If you are headed out there don't miss the Seven Sisters!

Brighton a cool artsy coastal town only about hours away by train. If you are headed out there don't miss the Seven Sisters!

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