Brighton is sometimes referred to as “Little London by the Sea.” Situated on the south coast of Sussex, Brighton is a mere 50 minutes from London by train, which means tourists usually just go for a day trip — if they bother going at all. But you should consider basing yourself in Brighton instead. You’ll have the best of both worlds — the myriad of attractions that Brighton has to offer and easy access to The Big Smoke — along with more affordable accommodation, a slower pace of life, and of course, seaside views.
With its quirky stores, cool coffee shops, and lively nightlife, there is much to keep you occupied in between jaunts to London. Brighton’s chilled-out seaside vibe is absent in the capital, making it a more relaxed environment in which to stay while in the UK. Here’s how to leverage a sojourn in Sussex and flip the tradition of a “day trip to the coast” on its head.