10 Things to Do in Brighton (and Beyond) in the Summer



By Yalda Saddighzadeh

Hi, my name is Yalda. I’m a new English language teacher at Loxdale and a newly qualified EFL teacher taking my first steps into the world of teaching English, which I am so far loving and learning a lot very quickly.

I was born in Brighton and lived here for most of my life. I love this city, so I think I’m best placed to tell you about the things to do here in the summer in the coolest city in the UK. Brighton & Hove has everything you need right on your doorstep – the sea and its famous pebble beach; its surrounded by beautiful countryside; a great chilled vibe with lots of unique, friendly and open minded people; lots of great places to eat and drink and the best nightlife in the country outside of London.

Summer is the best time to enjoy Brighton. It has more sunshine than most places in the UK (if you want even more sunshine in the UK - Eastbourne and Bognor Regis in Sussex have a little bit more!) and lots of different ways to enjoy it.

This is my list of the best ways to enjoy summer in Brighton making the most of the sunshine and the chilled vibes.

1. Doughnuts and Arcade Games on the Pier:

Probably the most obvious choice, but you can’t come to Brighton and not take a trip to the pier. It was finally opened in 1899 after a number of setbacks and has been popular ever since. There is lots to do for both adults and kids, but I definitely recommend playing some of the arcade games especially the more old-fashioned ones and relaxing on a deck chair eating some sugary doughnuts (and a bit of candy floss if it’s not too much sugar for you!) whilst admiring the views.

2. Music and Cold Beer at the Brighton Music Hall:

The Brighton Music Hall (formerly the Gemini bar) is a great place to relax in the summer. It’s on the seafront and is usually rammed when the sun is out. Lots of tables outside filled with people from all over the world, relaxing with friends over a drink and listening to the live acts performing outside the bar. Some are brilliant, some not so brilliant but they are always entertaining and the chilled atmosphere is definitely worth it. They sell all the usual as well as craft beers and cocktails.