23 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re A True Brightonian

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With so many unique characteristics, there are many rites of passage to confirm your status as a true Brightonian. How many of these can you relate to?

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The Prince Albert via Flickr

1. There are too many pubs to consider any of them your ‘local’.

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via road.cc

2. Nudist beaches don’t scare us… Nor do nude cyclists apparently!

3. Seagulls are more of a problem than foxes. Never ever leave a full bin bag out on the street.

4. The best parts of the city are off the beaten track.

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via coolplaces.co.uk

5. Don’t. Walk. In. The. Cycle. Lanes.

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via Daily Mail

6. You know exactly where to go to avoid the packed parts of the beach. (Anywhere between the Palace Pier and West Pier are absolutely off limits throughout Summer).

7. Hove is not IN Brighton and it often gets overlooked…

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via zoella.co.uk

8. …Apart from when someone mentions a celebrity who lives there. (No, I’ve never seen Zoella).

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via coolplaces.co.uk

9. We appreciate the beautiful South Downs as much as we appreciate the seaside.

10. Us Brightonians have the strongest calf muscles in the South of England because we walk everywhere and everywhere is a hill.

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via Carlotta Luke

11. We love the West Pier and anyone who views it as an eyesore isn’t one of us!

12. Don’t wear flip flops on a pebble beach under any circumstances.

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via Flickr

13. Commotion on the street is usually no reason for concern.

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via revampfancydress.co.uk

14. Fancy dress? We’ve seen it all. From whips and chains to bananas and crayons… There isn’t much a Brighton resident hasn’t seen on a Friday night walking down West St.

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via criticallyrated

15. Elm Grove is the best place to find free and unwanted goodies…

16. …And if you leave something outside for collection, it’ll be gone within the hour.

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via We Love Brighton

17. Everyone who works in a coffee shop looks like they belong in an underground indie band.

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via aboutbritain.com

18. Houses with high ceilings and Victorian architecture may look beautiful in Summer, but come December they’re bloody freezing.

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via Mackie

19. Everyone and their grandmother is a part time DJ.

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via YouTube

20. There are buskers on every corner at the weekend, so we get some of the city’s best musical talent for free!

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via YouTube

21. Waking up to the sound of birds isn’t as relaxing as you might think, especially when it’s usually just seagulls aggressively procreating…

22. If you don’t have kids you live in Brighton. If you have one it’s Hove. Any more and you’re relegated to Shoreham.

23. Different = Good

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