We’re back with some money savvy tips on how to explore Brighton this Summer. First came the seafront and now we’re here with another iconic location, the North lanes.
The lanes are chock-a-block with places to eat, but it’s all about choosing where you eat wisely. With plenty of independent eateries, the prices tend to range between cheap as chips and gourmet prices.
Look out for places like Pompoko or Hell’s Kitchen which offer a great range of grab and go food (or you can eat in). If you’re looking for something cheap, cheerful and healthy these are the places for you. Whether you’re a vegetarian, fussy eater or anything in-between there’ll definitely be something for you here.
…Or if you simply fancy something light, why not opt for some delicious gelato instead? Authentic ice cream parlours can be found all over Brighton and are a relatively affordable way to get a sweet taste of Brighton.
With plenty of healthy choices, you only have to spend a little to get a lot when you’re shopping down the lanes. Why not try out a healthy falafel wrap that could set you back as little as £4?
Explore The Shops!
As well all know, the North lanes are a haven full of affordable vintage clothing. If you fancied, you could even bring home a classic Brighton-esque Hawaiian shirt for just £5!
With flea markets and vintage shops galore, shopping doesn’t always have to be about buying. Take time to brows the shops and explore what they have to offer, rather than simply looking for things to purchase.
Another staple of the lanes is its independent record shops. If you’re a music fan, browsing old records is a great way to spend the day. From old to new, Brighton’s record shops have a whole array of music to offer.
As well as clothes and records, the lanes have shops full of hidden gems. With arts, crafts, handmade jewellery and rugs on offer, there are plenty of interesting shops to browse to suit all tastes and you don’t even have to spend a penny! If you’re looking for a cheap souvenir why not look for bracelets, postcards and other small trinkets? There are items to fit all budgets down the North lanes.
Find The Art!
If you veer out of the main lanes a little, it’s easy to stumble upon some exciting graffiti. Brighton has so much street art to offer with new pieces popping up constantly, this is a great way to see what the city has to offer without spending a single penny. If street art’s not your thing then why not have a browse of the local art galleries?
And if all else fails you can always just find a spot to nestle in with your ice cream and people watch. The lanes are full of people with eccentric and exciting styles, so is a great place to get some fashion inspiration! Or wait until (inevitably) a talented busker shows up to entertain the masses.