Hove beach huts
The long lines of brightly coloured beach huts on the Hove Promenade have become a bit of an icon for the area. In fact, they've become such an integral part of the seaside's identity, that these little wooden cabins are rather strictly guarded and can only be owned by Brighton & Hove residents with colour guidelines that are regulated by the local council. Regardless of the time of year that you visit, they're one of the most cheerful sights in the area.
This is one of Brighton's most impressive buildings and one of the most dazzling in the United Kingdom. The palace of George IV is a real spectacle, both inside and out, with a historic display of furniture and art. (Psst..residents of Brighton & Hove enjoy half-price entry providing you take along a piece of ID.)
If you pop a pair of walking boots in your car, you might like to take to the footpaths of Brighton & Hove and explore some of the beautiful landscapes that surround the area. One of the most popular walks is the Undercliff Walk between Brighton Marina and Saltdean, and inland over the Downs. It's approximately three miles long. Longman walks is a great source of other local walks if you're looking for something a little longer.
Not too far away from our new Hove store lies a sprinkling of vineyards, producing some of most delectable English sparkling wines for you to try. Our absolute favourite is about a 30-minute drive away on the Rathfinny estate. You can book a tour and tasting and explore its Rathfinny nature trail with little ones nestled. Bluebell Vineyard Estates is another favourite of ours, but is slightly further away.