Appreciation post

Moving to Brighton is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It’s a small city, with its own identity, and (simply put) it has a lot to offer. Brighton is the place for people who want an urban lifestyle but still want to feel like they live in the countryside by the sea.

Located in South East England, Brighton is a seaside resort known for its bohemian culture, arts, and music. It’s a relatively small city with a population of 290,885 people, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the UK, but with its many parks and gardens, you can get away from the hustle and bustle if you need to.

Brighton is easily accessible by train from London. The ride takes about an hour and trains leave every half-hour from Victoria Station and King’s Cross Station. If you’re driving, it’s a simple drive down M23 or A23, depending on where you’re coming from.

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Things to do in Brighton

When you arrive, there are plenty of things to see and do. Brighton’s very own Royal Pavilion—originally built as a seaside retreat for George IV—is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sussex County. It was designed by architect John Nash in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture that was popular at the time – Built in 1787, and served as a hospital during World War I. You’ll also want to take some time to walk along Brighton Beach—it was named one of the best beach in Britain by TripAdvisor. And tons of great restaurants and bars right next to the beach. So if you just want to grab some fish and chips while watching the sunset over the pier, you can totally do that!

The British Airways i360 is an observation tower on Brighton’s seafront that offers stunning views of the city and its surroundings, or if you like shopping, then you will be happy to know that there are plenty of stores in this area as well. You can find anything from books to clothing stores.

If you’re into nature (like me!), you can hike along the famous Seven Sisters cliffs. If you love art, you’ll be stunned by the Faberge egg collection on display at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. And if you’ve got kids, they’ll love visiting Brighton Pier—or seeing a show at the world-famous Theatre Royal!

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Bonus: You might see the Seagulls eat a pigeon and not be able to tell if they’re fighting or if they’re making out. Any question?

Brighton has a reputation as a party town, and with good reason—there are tons of festivals, live music shows, and beach parties any night of the week. Whenever I tell people that I live in Brighton, they respond with “Ohhhh, you’re so lucky!” And yes, it is pretty great.

Brighton is a wonderful place – and like any place, it also has its downsides too. The weather can be quite bad during the winter months. It rains a lot and is often cold and windy. It can be difficult to get around the town if you don’t have a car or bike. The public transportation system is limited, so you will likely need to walk to a lot of destinations in town or rely on taxis or ride-sharing services. The housing market in Brighton is extremely competitive. Finding affordable accommodation can be difficult, especially if you’re looking for something with multiple bedrooms or located in the city center. And the cost of living in Brighton is quite high compared to other cities in the UK, including London (which isn’t exactly cheap).

To live anywhere, you have to learn to be creative in problem-solving. Nothing is perfect. People are nice here, and we have the beach from a walking distance. No complaint

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