Moving to Brighton – See What This Vibrant City Has to Offer
Are you considering moving down to one of the most desirable sea-side cities in the UK? Or perhaps you’ve already decided to make the move and you’re getting excited about the things you can do when you arrive. Either way, we’ve got a list of top Brighton attractions to help you find your bearings and settle into your new city.
Brighton and Hove has a reputation for being a very chilled, slightly bohemian town famous for the amount of musical, artistic and theatrical talent on offer. Since the 18th century, Brighton has been a popular seaside resort, drawing day-trippers from London and beyond, and has previously been rated one of the happiest places to live in the UK.
Why Move to Brighton
It’s Easy to Become a Beach Bum
Whether you end up living within walking distance of the beach or further out, Brighton’s small size means that you’re never too far from the seaside; you can pop down to the beach for a quick stroll, grab a fish and chips (just mind the seagulls), or try your hand at watersports in the summer. We recommend Sunday strolls along the promenade, taking in the sights and doing some people-and-dog-watching. If you’re a fairground lover then checking out the Brighton Palace Pier will be high on your list of top spots to visit in Brighton.
Soak In Some Culture (And Some Sun)
With plenty of aspiring and well-known actors, comedians, and musicians that call Brighton home, there are so many different ways to fill your evenings and weekends. Whether you head down to the local Krater comedy club, spend an hour solving riddles in an Escape Room, or touring the latest art exhibition, it’s hard to get bored.
Every May, the Brighton Festival draws talent from all around the country to perform and exhibit their work in a celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature and more. If you’re culture-hungry then you’ll be in your element! Brighton is also famous for being one for the most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations in the UK and holds an annual Pride celebration.
You Can Shop Until You Drop
Despite Brighton’s relatively small size for a city, there’s no shortage of retail therapy on offer. As well as all the big name brands that you’d expect to find on the high-street, Brighton has a plethora of independent stores and boutiques that are perfect if you’re looking for something that little bit different. Plus, there’s lots of stores selling homeware that will come in pretty handy when you’re looking to furnish your new place!
Eat Healthy – Or Not!
Undoubtedly the most vegan-friendly city outside of London, Brighton is teaming with independent eateries, takeaways and cafes to satisfy your taste-buds whatever your dietary preferences or requirements. Whether you want a fancy fish dish, a chick-pea tagine, or a giant burger and chips, even the fussiest of eaters would be able to find something to enjoy in one of Brighton and Hove’s hundreds of restaurants. You can always work it off by taking one of the many exercise and fitness classes on offer.
Stay Connected To The Countryside (& The City)
With the South Downs to the north of the city, there’s no shortage of walking trails for your weekends. National Trust properties are a short drive away if you have a car and you can carve out your own route across the South Downs, ending up in a quirky country pub for lunch. If you’re more of a city person then you can always head up to London for the day, with a direct train taking just over an hour.
Making The Move to Brighton
If you’re uprooting from somewhere else to move into Brighton, this can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re leaving behind friends and neighbours that you get along with. However, we consider Brighton to be a friendly and welcoming city and it’s easy to meet new people with so much going on.
Brighton based Love Removals can help make your move smooth so you can get out exploring the city even sooner! Our removals team can also give you a few recommendations on their favourite spots.