What we found when we landed in Brighton was far brighter, tastier and more dazzling than we had imagined. A very different place from London central, Brighton is a seaside town that’s filled with a mix of some very different cultures: on the one side you have ice cream vendors, sweet shops, carousels, rides and fish and chip shops; on the other, you have nightclubs, pubs and a high street filled with boutique stores and the latest fashion. In the middle, you have King George IV’s seaside palace: the Royal Pavilion. This is easily one of the most ornate and staggering interiors I’ve ever seen in a royal palace. It’s very influenced by oriental design and was built to communicate drama and beauty to George’s guests. He got that right!
Somehow the mix of all of these different experiences hitting you at once manages to work in a special, bright, exciting way. A way that leaves you wanting to visit again soon, not for any one thing – but for all of them.