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Brighton At Christmas

Brighton is probably one of my favourite places to visit for a day out. It is crammed with cool and quirky independent shops, tons of delicious places to eat – all being a stones throw from the seaside with its iconic pier. My family and I took a little trip down to Brighton one rainy Wednesday in December and here are a few snapshots from our very enjoyable day by the sea. I say little, it is a two hour car journey. But well worth it to visit this unique town on the south coast of England.

Food For Friends

Sitting in a car for hours can make you quite hungry! When we arrived we headed straight for lunch at Food For Friends. This is Brighton’s original vegetarian restaurant (since 1981). My mum and sister are both vegetarians and I have eaten here before, so was quite happy to visit again for a spot of tasty lunch.

Food For Friends: 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HF

The festive menu looked so appetizing but I knew from past experience their coconut and butternut curry was pretty amazing, so that is what I went for again.

My sister Vicky and I waiting patiently.

My mum looking pretty happy with her elderflower fizz.

Vicky with her hot ginger and spice non-alcoholic beverage.

This is the coconut and butternut curry – grilled baby fennel, romenesco, thai basil served with black sticky rice & plantain crisps (GF/V). So delicious!

Brighton Pier

When in Brighton I think visiting the pier is a must, even if it’s pouring with rain and the wind nearly blows you into the sea.

A pigeon ready to take your order.

The famous Brighton Pier.

The tinsel on the pier was a nice festive touch.

I’m sure seagulls in Brighton are bigger than regular seagulls.

A bit too cold for Brighton rock today.

Town Centre

Festive scene.

The light up igloo in the town centre.

Vicky, mum and myself looking absolutely freezing.

Posing in the igloo.

Graffiti and a random pair of shoes?

I love the street art around the city.

Coffee Tree

After a little exploring, we stopped for a much needed cup of tea and piece of cake at Coffee Tree in the North Laine. This is their very mouth watering caramel layer cake.

Coffee Tree: 47 Gardner Street | North LainesBrighton BN1 1UN

North Laines

A trip to Brighton is not complete without walking down the laines. There are 400 independent shops, cafés and entertainment venues in this unique and vibrant part of the city.

So many interesting shops.

Cakes in the window of Cloud 9.

Brighton is such a colourful city.

Brighton Guitars.

I loved the little festive touches dotted around.

There is really something here for everyone.

Brighton flowers.

I hope you enjoyed a few of my snapshots from the day. Have you visited Brighton before? What is your favourite thing to do whilst you are there? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

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77 Comments

  1. December 13, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Festive! Yummy! And super duper cute! Y’all are adorable (even though you can tell you’re cold lol) looks like you guys had fun…I can’t wait to try all of these places when I visit ❤️

    xx Lena https://lenadeexo.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 8:29 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Lena 😘. It was cold and rainy, he he and we were all freezing! But a great day anyways ☺️. You will love Brighton, defo one place you gotta see when you visit! ❤️ xx

  2. December 13, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    Bexa I love the photos in your post! Great advice for someone wanting to visit Brighton as well!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thank you so much Holly 💕. So glad you liked the photos! ❤️ I did wonder if they would come out okay as it was quite rainy, so I’m so happy you liked them 😍 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Thank you so much Molly 💕. I would defo recommend Brighton At Christmas, just make sure you wear warm clothes, he he. It’s freezing by the sea 😄 xx

  3. December 14, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Lovely post and photos Bexa. My best friend lives in Brighton and I used to love going up and down the laines! The coconut and butternut curry looks right up my street so I’d definitely have that too! Looks like you had a really nice day with your Mum and Sister 🙂 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 8:39 am

      Aw thank you so much Rebecca 💕. I love the laines, so many awesome shops! Yeah, the curry was delicious ☺️ I would defo recommend next time you are visiting Brighton 😘 xx

  4. Shaun
    December 14, 2017 / 9:38 am

    A great post and lovely photos Bexa 😘. I like the photos of the pier and the seafront 😊😍. I also love the photos of the pigeon in the fish and chip stall and the one of you in the igloo ❤️😘. Brighton looks amazing! 😄.

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Shaun 💕. Well spotted finding the pigeon in the fish n chip stall 😄. Brighton is awesome! ❤️ We should defo go together one day 😘 xxxx

  5. Jane
    December 14, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Fantastic photos and post Bexa. I love Brighton, luckily its just over an hour on the train from us so we can get there quite easily. x

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Jane! 💕 It’s probably about the same for me by train (I live near Southampton). It takes longer in the car as the traffic is always crazy! It’s worth it though as Brighton is such an awesome place ❤️ xx

  6. Emma
    December 14, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Absolutely loved this post! I moved to Brighton about a year ago and you truly captured how gorgeous it is in the Christmas season!

    Don’t you find you need deep pockets though? Aha bloody Brighton is expensive!

    Emma

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:52 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Emma! 💕 Ha ha, I don’t normally buy much when I visit Brighton but it does seem a bit overpriced! 😆 You are so lucky to live in such an awesome city though! ❤️ xx

  7. December 14, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    This is absolutely my favorite way to Christmas shop, this looks magical! Seriously, you captured this so well Brighton is now on my travel bucket list – thanks for sharing and happy Christmas time!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:55 am

      Yay! 💕 I’m so happy Brighton is now on your travel bucket list – it’s such an incredible place! ❤️ Thank you so much for your lovely comment and happy Christmas to you too! 😘 xx

  8. December 14, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I have never been to brighton but it looks like such a cool city! the food looked delicious! xx corinne

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:35 am

      Thank you for your comment Corinne 💕. Brighton is such a cool place! ❤️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:56 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jessica & James! 💕 I would definitely recommend Brighton at Christmas if you ever get the chance, it’s wonderful! ❤️ xx

  9. December 14, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Brighton always looks so incredibly beautiful! I’ve never been but I’m always envious when people feature it in blogs/ vlogs. I bet it would have looked incredible covered in snow too…x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:37 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sophie! 💕 It does seem a popular place for bloggers/vloggers ☺️. I agree! It would look beautiful covered in snow! 😘 xx

  10. Sunkissed Scribbles
    December 14, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I used to love visiting Brighton when I lived down South, especially over the festive period. I used to like going around the Laines – so many lovely shops and restaurants. I miss it.

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:58 am

      It’s such a fantastic place, especially for the unusual shops in the Laines ❤️. Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕 xx

  11. Lisa Dimaline
    December 14, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures Bexa I’ve always wanted to visit Brighton 1 day it will happen Looks a very vibrant city 😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lisa! 💕 It’s such a brilliant and colourful city, I would definitely recommend if you ever get the chance to visit ❤️ xx

  12. December 14, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Brighton is amazing. I love the beach and the pier. Went for the first time this year and hope to go back!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:01 am

      The beach and pier are a must see when you go to Brighton 💕. Once you visit you just want to go back he he! ☺️ Thank you so much for your comment 😘 xx

  13. Huda
    December 14, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Brighton is such a pretty place, I love all the places you visit and omg the food looks absolutely delicious! 😍😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:39 am

      Aw thank you so for your sweet comment Huda! 💕 The food was incredible 😘 xx

  14. December 14, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I really want to go to Brighton! I last went about 10 years ago and I need to visit next year! That cake looks delicious and I love how you included where you ate in this!

    Lovely post.
    Liz x

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:02 am

      He he, yeah that cake was incredible 😍. I would definitely recommend it if you go back to visit ☺️. Thank you so much for your comment Liz! 😘 xx

  15. December 14, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I have never been to Brighton but it’s somewhere I’d love to go. This is a great post, I love all the pictures. Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jazmin! 😘 It’s a great place to visit, would highly recommend ❤️ xx

  16. December 14, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Brighton has been on my goal list to visit for the longest time so I am hoping to go soon! Your photos and the Blog as a whole has been so inspiring! Yay!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:40 am

      Aw thank you so much Michelle 💕. I’m so happy I inspired you! I hope you get to visit Brighton soon, it’s an awesome place ❤️ xx

  17. December 14, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Great post. I have only been to Brighton once and mostly stayed in the shopping centre apart from popping into home sense. I found this post so helpful as I want to go back. Also the photographs are lovely! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:42 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lauren! 💕 You are so sweet! ☺️ I would defo recommend checking out the Laines if you visit again 😘 xx

  18. Bookinggoodread
    December 14, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely day. Your photos are lovely, I’ve never been to Brighton looks like an interesting place to visit. Great post 💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:43 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. It’s a great place, I would defo recommend if you ever had the chance to visit! 😘 xx

  19. December 14, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Lovely post! Looks really nice in Brighton 😊 x

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:04 am

      Thank you so much Rachel 💕. Brighton is an awesome place! ❤️ xx

  20. December 14, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    The vegetarian food looks so lovely. I have always wanted to visit Brighton and it looks even nicer at Christmas, great blog post and your amazing are super good! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. The food was absolutely delicious ☺️ I would definitely recommend it if you ever get a chance to visit ❤️ xx

  21. December 14, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I love seeing how other people see my hometown! Makes me appreciate it so much more. Lovely post and photos, glad you had a great time Bexa!❤ x

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:45 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Alys! 💕 I love Brighton, you are so lucky to live in such an interesting and vibrant city ❤️ xx

  22. December 14, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I love Brighton but haven’t been for ages! This post has reminded me how much I want to go back💜

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:06 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Becca! 💕 Brighton is a place you can visit often and never get bored, I love it ❤️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:06 am

      Thank you so much Ellie! ❤️ xx

  23. December 14, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Great Post Bexa, we have never been. Me and hubby keep saying we should go. We Have to in the new year 🙂 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:08 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Kerry! 💕 Brighton is awesome, I would definitely recommend a visit in the new year ❤️ xx

  24. December 14, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I love Brighton!
    Thank you for sharing and for bringing back memories.
    Now there are even more reasons to come back since I read your article 🙂

    And I think I just may have found an interesting blog 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:09 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Chantal 💕. Brighton is such a great place and so happy you enjoyed my post! ❤️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:10 am

      Oh yes! That cake was incredible! ❤️ Thank you so much for your comment Britt 😘 xx

  25. December 14, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    These photos are lovely and it looks like you had so much fun! I’d love to visit Brighton one day 💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:46 am

      Thank you so much Charlotte 💕. It was such a fun day, I would definitely recommend it if you ever get the chance ❤️ xx

  26. December 14, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    This is so lovely, and amazing pictures! I wish my city looked like that.
    Ashleigh | Ashleigh Renay

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:10 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Ashleigh 💕. It’s awesome and well worth a visit if you ever get the chance 😘 xx

  27. December 14, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I love this post, Bexa, you have such a good eye, your photos are beautiful. It’s years since I was in Brighton but there’s something about seaside towns in Winter, this looks wonderful, I think a revist is long overdue, haha!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 6:49 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Lisa! 💕 You are so sweet! ☺️ I agree! There is something special about seaside towns in winter, I went to Bournemouth a few weeks ago and it was such a nice day as well 😍 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:12 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Clem 💕. Brighton is such a brilliant place, I would definitely recommend it if you have the chance 😘 xx

  28. December 15, 2017 / 2:14 am

    Such great family pictures! And cheerful times! I’ve been to Brighton once with my family, it certainly is wonderful!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 7:14 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. Brighton is such a great place, I’m glad you had a wonderful time when you visited with your family! 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Aw thank you so much Sarah 💕 Its such a cool place! I would definitely recommend Brighton if you ever get the chance to visit ❤️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 16, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sarah 💕. I would definitely recommend Brighton if you ever get the opportunity ❤️ xx

  29. December 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

    I’ve never been to Brighton! I really really want to though as it looks lovely with so much to do! I love your photos and the sound of that restaurant- I’m not vegetarian but I usually opt for vegetarian meals when I’m out xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Jenny! 💕 I’m the same, I’m not a vegetarian but sometimes the veggie options in restaurants look so much better! 😍 You should defo check out Brighton if you get the chance, it’s awesome! ❤️ xx

  30. Sophia
    December 15, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Wow I’ve never been to Brighton but I’ve always wanted to and now after reading this post I would love to go, it looks absolutely incredible! Xx

    Sophia| Sophia’s Sphere

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 15, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      You should definitely check it out Sophia, Brighton is such an awesome place! ❤️ Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment 😘 xx

  31. December 16, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Your photos are so lovely and bright! I’ve always wanted to go to that veggie restaurant, the food in Brighton is so incredible!
    jenny x | http://www.jennyrosee.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 16, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jenny! 💕 Brighton is awesome and its such a great restaurant, you should definitely check it out! ❤️ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 27, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      It was awesome! 💕 Thank you so much for your comment and you are so lucky to live there! 💝 xx

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