Brighton: that’s why Londoners love it (Part 2)

The Royal Pavilion

Its construction was commissioned by the Prince of Wales, which later became George IV, opened in 1823 and its development caused a sensation also due to the Regency style and the reference to Asian lines.

The famous banquet hall, made entirely in gold, is as tacky as it is a demonstration of the pomp of the time. Many Heads of State visited the palace from Napoleon III in 1872 and the Shah of Persia in 1889.

Entrance ticket £ 13.50

It takes us 1 hour to visit the Royal Pavillon, and it is almost 4 pm. The idea is to venture into the alleys in search of particular objects. Brighton is cool! There are lots of hipster stores, and there are plenty of places to have tea. We do not miss the opportunity, and so we spend the afternoon in shops and cafes.

After a little bit of shopping and a coffee in a lovely pastry shop in the center, we find ourselves on the seafront. There are lots of places, all in red bricks, with a panoramic view, they are all under the road surface and are very spartan but well kept. In short, if you want to enjoy a great look while sipping the classic iced beer, this is the ideal place.

At dinner, we want pizza and choose a very friendly and very Italian pizzeria in the center, but time has changed. It’s raining — a perfect epilogue of a typical day. We pay the bill and go to the hotel. We check-in and go to sleep. The day is over, but we still have a few hours to spend in Brighton, and we do not intend to waste it.

Banksy Cop Kissing

It’s 8. It’s raining. Sunny forecasts for the whole weekend turned out to be wrong, but it doesn’t matter. We check out and go to breakfast in a cute French-style café on the main avenue that leads to the beach. It is crowded, and this means that it has quality products. We choose the classic cappuccino and croissant. The croissant is amazing. Leafed to the right point and cappuccino, better than what I find in Milan.

Satisfied, we go out to head towards our artistic destination. Let’s go to the Prince Albert Pub, not to eat or for good, but because on the outer wall of this pub is the famous Banksy mural – Kissing Cops.

And here is! The pub is straightforward to find is near the station, and you don’t pay to see it. In addition to the famous mural, you will find works depicting the highest characters in music, from Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain to Amy Winehouse.

It takes about twenty minutes to see the works, but it’s worth it. We enter the pub to look around and find it very pretty. Built entirely of wood, unlike many other English pubs, it is bright and very colorful. In short, another pleasant surprise.

There is still some shopping waiting for us before returning to London! We want to find something to bring to Italy, something small, but that makes us remember this weekend. What did we find?

A tin cup, enameled, like that of fishers, bought in one of the shops in the center, in one of those streets not far from the waterfront. We are satisfied. We saw everything we wanted to see and found a beautiful thing to take away. Well, unfortunately, it’s time to go back to the base, but we already know that ours is a goodbye.

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavillon is a gigantic palace and is undoubtedly one of the most visited destinations in Brighton. Its construction was commissioned by the Prince of Wales, which later became George IV, opened in 1823 and its development caused a sensation also due to the Regency style and the reference to Asian lines.

The famous banquet hall, made entirely in gold, is as tacky as it is a demonstration of the pomp of the time. Many Heads of State visited the palace from Napoleon III in 1872 and the Shah of Persia in 1889.

Entrance ticket £ 13.50

It takes us 1 hour to visit the Royal Pavillon, and it is almost 4 pm. The idea is to venture into the alleys in search of particular objects. Brighton is cool! There are lots of hipster stores, and there are plenty of places to have tea. We do not miss the opportunity, and so we spend the afternoon in shops and cafes.

After a little bit of shopping and a coffee in a lovely pastry shop in the center, we find ourselves on the seafront. There are lots of places, all in red bricks, with a panoramic view, they are all under the road surface and are very spartan but well kept. In short, if you want to enjoy a great look while sipping the classic iced beer, this is the ideal place.

At dinner, we want pizza and choose a very friendly and very Italian pizzeria in the center, but time has changed. It’s raining — a perfect epilogue of a typical day. We pay the bill and go to the hotel. We check-in and go to sleep. The day is over, but we still have a few hours to spend in Brighton, and we do not intend to waste it.

Banksy Cop Kissing

It’s 8. It’s raining. Sunny forecasts for the whole weekend turned out to be wrong, but it doesn’t matter. We check out and go to breakfast in a cute French-style café on the main avenue that leads to the beach. It is crowded, and this means that it has quality products. We choose the classic cappuccino and croissant. The croissant is amazing. Leafed to the right point and cappuccino, better than what I find in Milan.

Satisfied, we go out to head towards our artistic destination. Let’s go to the Prince Albert Pub, not to eat or for good, but because on the outer wall of this pub is the famous Banksy mural – Kissing Cops.

And here is! The pub is straightforward to find is near the station, and you don’t pay to see it. In addition to the famous mural, you will find works depicting the highest characters in music, from Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain to Amy Winehouse.

It takes about twenty minutes to see the works, but it’s worth it. We enter the pub to look around and find it very pretty. Built entirely of wood, unlike many other English pubs, it is bright and very colorful. In short, another pleasant surprise.

There is still some shopping waiting for us before returning to London! We want to find something to bring to Italy, something small, but that makes us remember this weekend. What did we find?

A tin cup, enameled, like that of fishers, bought in one of the shops in the center, in one of those streets not far from the waterfront. We are satisfied. We saw everything we wanted to see and found a beautiful thing to take away. Well, unfortunately, it’s time to go back to the base, but we already know that ours is a goodbye.

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