A lovely day in Brighton, East Sussex, England

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Cream tea, scones, the Lanes, beaches and La Manche (English Chanel), The Pavilion

Brighton

I’m always very excited to write about my journeys to charming places. This time I want to take you to an English town for a day trip to the coast of the English Channel. In the summer we can nickname it “The small London” because of the crowds of tourists coming from the capital. During the hot season it is full of people taking sunbaths or having cups of tea in the day and visiting pubs in the night. This lovely town is Brighton. I am always very happy to visit my very best friends there and to walk on the Lanes, having nice time in the tea rooms and pubs, there are more than 300 pubs. This is a story about one such a lovely day in Brighton.

Brighton houses

 

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Beaches and English Channel

I’m a Bulgarian, and we have in our small country gorgeous beaches on the Black Sea. So for me the beaches in Brighton are very stony and the sea looks always very stormy and windy. It always happens that I stay on this stony but beautiful beach in October, watching the crashing waves. If it is sunny, English people love walking along the seaside despite the cold. But this time the beach was almost deserted, the gulls were flying over the waves.

The Brighton old pier

Into the water between the waves is located the Brighton Pier. It is a pleasure pier interspersed with funny lights every night and a lot of happy noise from entertaining people. Nearby this pleasure place is the Brighton Wheel, a nice place for stunning panoramic view of the town and the coastline.

The Brighton Pier

The Brighton Pier

The Brighton Wheel

The Brighton Wheel

We were sitting on the stony beach listening to the crashing waves, gulls wandering in the sky above the sea, watching the old burnt ruins of the old pier. It became colder and we decided to go for a tea.

The Brighton old pier

The Brighton old pier

Afternoon Cream tea and scones

Cream tea and scones

Not far from the seafront among the Lanes we found an old school tea room – The Mock Turtle Tea Shop.  We were a little bit early for the famous Afternoon tea – a tea typically drunk between 4pm and 6pm, but the cozy warm tea room with the hot drinks attracted us like magic.

The tea roomThe tea room

Upon entrance we saw a table laden with cakes, pies and whatever you desire. We went down to the basement to  a lovely vintage room decorated with great attention to detail. Every part of this place reminds you of “Home”. We started ordering cream tea and scones* (there you can eat all the delicious baked goods you would expect and the price is very reasonable).

Sugar

Sugar

They brought us the sweet afternoon happiness in china plates, vintage crockery with tea strainers and all other lovely things. We immediately grabbed the scones. Drinking tea, talking about the queen, isolated from the outside world we were enjoying our tea.

Cream tea and scones

Cream tea and scones

Cream tea

SconeWe spent a lot of time in this tea room and finally we got out and headed to The Lanes.

The Lanes

In addition to tea rooms, in Brighton there are lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants. There are also numerous small shops hidden between the narrow lanes. It’s like a maze. You keep walking and you never know where exactly you are. And you could buy almost everything.

The lanes

Brighton Lanes
Brighton Lanes

Brighton Lanes

The Royal Pavilion

I must mention the biggest landmark in Brighton – The Royal Pavilion. It was built as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who later became King George IV of the United Kingdom. The palace was built in Indo-Saracenic style. I have never had the opportunity to take a nice photo of the Pavilion so I advise you to go and see it.

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion in BrightonThe Royal Pavilion in Brighton

The Royal Pavilion in Brighton

And more…

Many more and longer articles can be written but this one is a story of just one lovely day in Brighton. Some time I will go for longer time.

Brighton

Brighton houses

Brighton houses

a day in Brighton

*If you don’t know how to pronounce “scone” you can try this rhyme:

 I asked the maid in dulcet tone
To order me a buttered scone
The silly girl has been and gone
And ordered me a buttered scone.

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