Visit the Pier. There are not...
Visit the Pier. There are not many left in England now, and they are a great part of our heritage. The laines are a nice place to wander down as well with lots of quaint shops and cafes. Walking on the beach without a care in the world, getting my head together and feeling happier than I have done in a very long time.
Fish and Chips - A Great British Tradition
Fish and chips, is a great British tradition, although not quite the same as it was when I was small, the basic idea hasn't changed.
I remember 'going down the chippy', usually on a Friday night, and getting our fish and chips served in old newpaper wrapping.
It was a cheap option then - Now, due to cod prices going through the roof (oooh the price of fish these days) and ermmm other things I'm sure, a decent fish and chip supper (fish and chips is always referred to as 'supper' rather than dinner for some reason) can set you back 7 quid.
Fish and chips from fish and chip shops are freshly prepared from natural products. Fillets of fish, mostly haddock or cod but sometimes plaice and whiting, are covered in batter, fried until golden and served with freshly chipped potatoes
When I was a kid, it was always cod or rock salmon (the latter with a bone down the middle) with chips, ketchup and a giant pickled onion. We should not forget the two slices of stodgy white processed bread thick with real butter and a good strong mug of tea.
When in Brighton, grab some fish and chips to take away and go and munch them on the beach. There's nothing like it on an autumn evening.
Best fish and chip shop locally?
It has to be Bardsleys in Baker Street, off the London Road. Unpretentious and friendly, they serve up the best fish & chips in town.Thin batter makes for thin and light food, not greasy and stodgy like some; All the cod is line caught in highly regulated Norwegian waters and frozen rapidly at sea.
Among the menu - Cod and Chips (£5.50). Grilled Sea Bass and Chips (£7.95). They also do Pea Fritters and Bubble Cake.
*British fish and chip shops are rarely open on a Monday*
More beach/sea activities
There's loads to do on Brighton beach in the summer, including windsurfing and sailing! Check the Brighton Sailing Club website for all the details about what to do and when etc. Check with the Sailing Club.
There ar a few places around...
There ar a few places around Brighton that if you get the chance you should try and visit:
1. Devils Dyke. This is a big valley that is great for walks
2. The Victorian houses of Hove
3. Rottingdean, a quaint little village just outside of Brighton
4. Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and East Bourne. This makes for a long day but you will see some amazing places.
5. Lewes, which is a fantastic tudor type town. It is very easy to get to on the trian (20 mins from Brighton)
Cool Record & CD Store
This store has a complete range of CDs and vinyl catering for students, street cool, indie types. New and second hand as well as plenty of imports. One of the best places to get the hard to find import you've been lusting after.