10 things to do in the rain Brighton

10 things to do in the rain Brighton

We hate to say it but this summer look’s like its nearly over. But you don’t need the sun to enjoy Brighton, it’s the best in any weather, even in the rain! Just look at things you can do on a wet and windy day in Brighton.

 

Here’s our Top 10.

 

1. The Royal Pavilion

 

Royal Pavilion

 

Any rainy day in Brighton has to start with a tour of the Royal Pavilion. This is the building that put Brighton on the map. Did you know King George IV, then the Prince Regent commissioned this extravagant bolt hole back in the 18th century?

 

2. Sealife centre

 

Where better than to spend a wet morning than in an aquarium. The Sealife centre is part of a global chain of aquariums so you can expect a quality hour or two for your money – even better value if you can take advantage of the special promotions they often have available.

 

3. Churchill Square

 

We can’t talk about shopping in Brighton without mentioning the fabulous unique boutiques aplenty in the North Laine and The Lanes. But if it’s really peeing it down, head to Churchill Square where you can find 80 shops all under one roof, including H&M, Debenhams, Next, Urban Outfitters and Zara. There’s also a choice of restaurants and coffee shops.

 

4. Take a long lunch

 

Eating out Brighton

 

According to tripadvisor there’s over 1000 restaurants in Brighton. Pick a good ‘un and take your time over a nice long lunch!

 

5. Catch an indie movie

 

Other cinemas are available but when the weather’s miserable it’s got to be arthouse hasn’t it? The Duke of York’s is Britain’s oldest cinema in continuous use. They serve delicious pizza upstairs and there’s a fine selection of wines and beers which you are free to sup during your film.

 

6. Tea and cake

 

While we’re on the subject of food and drink, let’s not forget the British classic of tea and cake, or with coffee if you prefer. Brighton is tea-ming (get it?) with cafes’ and teahouses. You’d be hard to beat Metro Deco, just around the corner from Strawberry Fields.

 

7. Brighton Museum

 

Just opposite the Royal Pavilion, once part of the Royal estate indeed, is the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Lots to see here and the tea and cake isn’t bad either!

 

8. Theatre Royal

 

Brighton's Theatre Royal (courtesy of Adam Bronkhurst)

Image courtesy of Adam Bronkhurst

 

Staying in the same area, called the cultural quarter, is The Theatre Royal, one of the oldest theatres in the country. You can often catch a new play before it begins it’s run in London but you’re just as likely to find a musical, a bit of ballet, or even some opera.

 

9. Hit the bars and clubs

 

Brighton’s reputation as a pubbing and clubbing destination is bar (ha ha) none. So get stuck in.

 

10. And after that? A long lie in…

 

Having been in the Brighton B&B business for a while we know our guests like to chill out and enjoy the simple pleasure of a long lie in. That’s why breakfast is optional at Strawberry Fields. Above all else a stay in Brighton should be a chance to totally relax. And if you’ve done just a few of our recommendations above, you deserve it!

 

So who needs the sun? Come and stay with us soon for a wet and windy weekend in Brighton!

 

Sharon