We love Brighton
Brighton voted one of the Top 10 Seaside City Breaks in the World.
Well, it is a mixed old time here in London with rain and shine. We managed to schedule a visit to Brighton on Saturday and had a ‘window’ of good weather. Blustery but dry and the day was enjoyed by all.
About 8 million tourists a year visit Brighton and there must be a reason – according to the Brighton tourist board almost £400 million is spent by tourists alone. It is supposed to be one of the top five cities that tourists want to visit during their stay in the United Kingdom and is the only place in Britain that you will rub shoulders with celebrities, drag queens, city bankers and hippies all within the same vicinity. It has been voted the foodie capital of Britain and is home to one of the World’s best food festivals
So what did our students think about it? And what were the highlights?
A few quirky facts about Brighton…….
ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo in 1974 which launched their career.
There are more restaurants in Brighton & Hove than anywhere else in the country.
Brighton was the first place in Britain to open a naturist beach in 1979.
During the Second World War, the Germans were not supposed to bomb Brighton because Hitler wanted the Royal Pavilion as his seaside home and HQs.
Brighton is one of the only cities in Britain that you will see people walking an animal other than a dog along the street.