Brighton Up Your Day

On a warm, sunny day, swarms of Londoners descend upon Brighton, and I’m no exception. However, there’s more to Brighton than fish and chips on the beach, or a spin on the pier’s rides (though they are a pretty good reason to visit too). Here are my favourite picks.

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Top 5: Museums & Galleries

My inner geek loves nothing more than hitting up London’s best museums and galleries on weekends. We’re so fortunate that the majority of them are free, and some are also home to great coffee date spots, such as the V&A Cafe (which is so stunning that it even gets its own post). 

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Play Date At Petersham Nurseries

The second or third date may usually call for a “day date”. Maybe you’re feeling more relaxed around each other and don’t want to go straight into boozing? Maybe you want to venture out of Zone 2 to somewhere off the beaten track?

Petersham Nurseries in Richmond is your answer. It’s easy to get to but is nothing like central London, so feels like you’ve ventured away for the day.

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If someone told you there’s a juice bar in Covent Garden that charges you to bring your own bottle of booze to drink in their basement and places a 2-hour limit on your inebriation session, you probably wouldn’t be tempted.

BYOC stands for Bring Your Own Cocktail, and is essentially what I’ve described above, but a lot better.

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