Brighton chat and photos: clubs, bars, recommendations and more

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    Well, I grew up there and thought it was shit. Then I left and saw some other places and decided in comparison that it really wasn't as bad as all that.

    It's difficult for me to really comment on how it is as a tourist attraction given that I, well, know it. But to me it certainly seems better than a lot of other British seaside towns I've found myself in.
  2. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    Going by the numbers that have flocked to the Brighton coast this summer, I'm surprised it's been voted the worst!
  3. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Good for a night out. Fuck living there though.

    Wannabe artists who spend more time living the lifetstyle than making art, and vegan society meetings..... no thanks.
  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    my brother is just having to sort out a flat as his partner got a job there
    £800+ for a 1 bed! :eek:
  5. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    I'm moving back to Brighton soon with my partner - we're thinking of writing a letter to shelter/ our local MP/ anyone appropriate who will listen about the ridiculous rent prices and what you get for them.
  6. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Saw a flat just on the market for 330k...Was on the market not 3 months prior for 290k. The whole place is going bonkers.
  7. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I thought £800 a month for a 2 bed house with garden was a lot where I live.

    Im only 45 mins away from brighton.
  8. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Try the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen.

    /Young Ones
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  9. fakeplasticgirl

    fakeplasticgirl hysterically useless

    off to brighton tomorrow for the weekend for the bf's surprise birthday present - never been before :eek: hope it's alright!
  10. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    it is cool, you'll love it
    and if it is raining go and sit in one of the shelters on the sea front looking out to sea
  11. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    I popped down to Brighton yesterday after work. Sat outside ohso with a pint and watched the world go by, very relaxing. I like Brighton :)
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  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    You'll either leave buzzing about how much of a cool place it is, or feeling emotionally raped..... there's no middle ground with brighton.

    Streatham on sea.
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  13. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    I nearly moved there in 1998, then decided against it and moved to Brixton. I occasionally wonder if I would've liked it. But I think I made the right decision. I lived by the seaside once before (Bournemouth) and loved it. But I've never clicked with Brighton in the way I did with Bournemouth. Bournemouth is completely unpretentious.

    I've heard from a couple of Londoners who've moved to Brighton that it's cliquey and unfriendly. Small towns can be like that. Everyone thinks they're a big fish in a little pond.

    What I love about Brixton is how friendly it is. London is so massive, everyone is used to meeting new people all the time, and thus it's a very open place, contrary to what a lot of non-Londoners believe.
  14. fakeplasticgirl

    fakeplasticgirl hysterically useless

    Excuse me - I'm a bit thick! What do you mean by streatham on sea?
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    How was it?
  16. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    A lot of people call it "streatham on sea."
  17. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    New one on me. Camden on sea...
  18. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    tomatoes, tomatoes innit.
  19. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    Not really, as it is nothing like streatham.
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  20. fakeplasticgirl

    fakeplasticgirl hysterically useless

    hmmm...i'm moving to streatham in a few months hopefully :eek:

    Maggot - I really liked Brighton, but the weather was horrendous!
  21. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Streatham great isn't it! I much prefer it to Brixton.
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  22. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    I'ved in Brighton and then London for the last 20 years, but I've never, ever heard that....

    Camden on sea because of the band scene, yes, Islington on sea because of the hand-wringing liberalism, Shoreditch on sea because of the nu-meeja-twattishness but never heard Streatham on Sea
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  23. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Its what all my mum and dads mates call it, but they're in their mid - late 60's..... so maybe its something from that age group.....

    Of course they have the age old thing of calling places in london by different names to make them sound posher (jokingly), streatham = St. Reatham etc.

    BIGDENNIS10UK Member

    Decent Thai restaurant called the giggling squid, they do a tapas this set menu, quite good.
  25. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Oh hello, NEW MEMBER, lol! :rolleyes: :D
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  26. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Mrs SFM's sister lives there. They've got a machine on the seafront selling underwear stuffed into those little plastic egg things for a quid with the slogan, "A knicker for a nicker" and "A pouch for a pound". I bought Mrs SFM the former but she still refuses to wear it..

    (Also drinks prices nearly gave me cardiac arrest - but perhaps they're just normal for that part of the world)
  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    On the front the drinks are very expensive, but there's some lovely pubs in the lanes which are cheaper.
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  28. rover07

    rover07 has a shining car.

  29. Schmetterling

    Schmetterling I saw something nasty in the woodshed!

    Been there a couple of times and quite liked it though I do find that the Thai restaurants in B (okay; been to two) make their food overly sweet! But, yes; definitely good value. And yes, we giggled! :D
  30. Agent Sparrow

    Agent Sparrow mellow kitty

    From my admittedly very limited experience of St Leonards, I would have said that would be a greater candidate for Streatham by Sea because both places seem to have quite a high proportion of reasonably priced independent or small chain shops.
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