Men dressed in Edwardian gear riding penny-farthings, red-clad Santas rushing into the sea fully clothed and seagulls dive-bombing tourists… yep, normal. Well, in Brighton that is. These are sights I wouldn’t bat an eyelid at while on one of my regular weekend breaks in this eclectic city.
That’s because the UK’s capital of cool (yep, I’m calling it) is quirky to its core – whether you’re sipping cocktails in the lively LGBT district of Kemptown or passing by old-school tattoo parlours on North Laine.
With so many ways to fill a few days in this countercultural seaside city, you’ll need an insider’s guide to help you make the most of your trip. So, here are my favourite places to see, eat and drink at and stay in on a Brighton mini-break.