Brighton & Hove

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Merry-Go-Round of Brussels.
We had made couple of trips to London in the previous year to visit my buddies. This time we decided to explore other cities or county beside London.
I ever heard something about Brighton, and that make me curious especially the pebble beach.
Pebbles? How is it like laying on the pebble beach? I have never seen one in my life.
All I know is white sandy beach whenever I get up all the sand will "stuck" on my legs, hands, etc..., and I always have hard time in wiping them off.
If I lay on the sandly beach what I know is all the sand will trap in my hair and I have hard time in removing that too!
So here is my travel blog about Brighten.
Inside Eurostar station custom.
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Brighton
Brighton is located on the south coast of England and, with its neighbours Hove and Portslade, forms the City of Brighton and Hove. Each year Brighton attracts 8 million visitors. "We are 2 of them in the 8 million visitors:P"
Stepped out of the train station, the first impression I had - WOW Brighton is really a happening place! Is so lively, is like the night will never sleep. Can go party all day and all night long:P

A little bit of turning back the clock to "ancient time", don't worry this time we'll not have a time machine ride like in the Amsterdam travel blog:P
Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, Brighton has transformed from a fishing village to a modern city today and used to be called as Brighthelmstone or Brithelmeston.
Here we go....
The city became known as Brighton at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1750, Dr Richard Russell proclaimed the therapeutic benefits of his Brighton sea-water cure and the area developed as a fashionable health resort, visited (from 1783) by the Prince of Wales (later George IV).

Brighton has 6 km/4 mi of promenade. We enjoy a cozy walk all the way from Brighton to Hove, is not a very long distance walk.
West Pier (1866) is the only pier in Britain to be Grade I listed. It has remained largely unaltered since 1916 but has been closed since 1975 owing to storm damage. Palace Pier was built in 1899 to replace the Chain Pier, which had been destroyed by a storm in 1896. The Volk Railway (1883) runs along the seafront and is the oldest operational electric railway in the world. The Lanes area of the city contains 18th-century buildings on the medieval street plan of the original village.
Arriving at London St. Pancras station
French raids in the 16th century destroyed much of the city's early architecture, the oldest surviving building being the 14th-century church of St Nicholas.

Other features include the Dome Theatre (1805), originally the royal stables; the Royal Pavilion, extensively remodelled by John Nash between 1815 and 1822; the Museum and Art Gallery, which includes art deco, English pottery, and British paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries; Booth's Museum of Natural History, housing a large collection of stuffed birds; and a racecourse near the regal Kemptown estate. The largest International Arts Festival in England has been held in Brighton annually since 1966. Devil's Dyke, a large cleft in the 200 m/700 ft-high downs to the north of the city, offers long views across the Weald district.

Beaches
The seafront has bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades, principally between the piers.
Being less than an hour from London by train has made the city a popular destination. Brighton beach has a nudist area (south of the easterly part of Kemptown).
Brighton's beach, which is a sand-free shingle beach, has been awarded a blue flag. The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath heads west along the seafront above the beach.

Worthing
On the 3rd day of our stay we would love to visit another city that is nearby Brighton, we made a choice to visit Worthing. Is a very nice town.
Worthing has grown to be the largest town in West Sussex with a population now of approximately 100,000 but evidence shows that Stone Age people lived in this area over 60,000 years ago.
  By the New Stone Age, some 5,500 years ago, it was the centre of the most important flint mining industry in the country. Tools and metal of the Bronze Age and coins and pottery from the Iron Age have all been found within the Worthing Area.  So too have Roman coins, tiles and pottery giving evidence of Roman occupation in various parts of the town, including under the Museum itself.

The Saxons settled here and used Highdown Hill (West of Worthing on A259) as their burial ground.  Objects that were buried with the bodies such as knives, jewellery, fine glassware, spears and swords can be seen in displays in The Worthing Museum.  Many local villages, such as Tarring and Sompting also have Saxon origins.

At the time of the Norman Conquest the Manor of Worthing consisted of two estates, Ordinges and Mordinges. These were joined and given to William De Braose who built Bramber Castle. He leased the Manor of Worthing to Robert Le Sauvage.

Until the 1700's Worthing's beach was only enjoyed by the local fishing and farming communities and passing travellers.
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Merry-Go-Round of Brussels.
Merry-Go-Round of Brussels.
Inside Eurostar station custom.
Inside Eurostar station custom.
Here we go....
Here we go....
Arriving at London St. Pancras sta…
Arriving at London St. Pancras st…
Meeting my buddy Christina and her…
Meeting my buddy Christina and he…
Bookstore in the station
Bookstore in the station
Florist in the station
Florist in the station
Ticketing counter
Ticketing counter
Starbucks:)))
Starbucks:)))
Ticketing machine
Ticketing machine
Cafes in the station
Cafes in the station
Arriving in Brighton
Arriving in Brighton
Our hotel that is next to the stat…
Our hotel that is next to the sta…
Oh gosh half naked guy, probably i…
Oh gosh half naked guy, probably …
My favorite!
My favorite!
Out the station
Out the station
The front of the station
The front of the station
Our hotel, is really brand new;)
Our hotel, is really brand new;)
Nice hotel with economy rates;)
Nice hotel with economy rates;)
Our room
Our room
Our room
Our room
Our room
Our room
Conference room area
Conference room area
Brighton city
Brighton city
H&M that looks familiar! Borders, …
H&M that looks familiar! Borders,…
Nice deco
Nice deco
Choose a drink!
Choose a drink!
By the pebble beach
By the pebble beach
Brighton Palace Pier
Brighton Palace Pier
The remainings of the West Pier
The remainings of the West Pier
Promenade walk along the beach
Promenade walk along the beach
I dont think this is TBers BBQ se…
I don't think this is TBers BBQ s…
Brighton Palace Pier
Brighton Palace Pier
Hey is me at the famous Brighton P…
Hey is me at the famous Brighton …
From far....
From far....
Fun fair, restaurants & arcade hal…
Fun fair, restaurants & arcade ha…
The remainings of the
The remainings of the
Look! U can see the rain going tow…
Look! U can see the rain going to…
The clock tower
The clock tower
I think this kind of shopping area…
I think this kind of shopping are…
Someone forgotten his shoes:P
Someone forgotten his shoes:P
Nice wall painting!
Nice wall painting!
2 in 1 cafe and grocery store!
2 in 1 cafe and grocery store!
Cakes go with fresh flowers.
Cakes go with fresh flowers.
Sandwiches go with fresh vegesssss…
Sandwiches go with fresh vegessss…
Really unique!
Really unique!
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion
Park inside The Royal Pavilion
Park inside The Royal Pavilion
Yes is summer!;)
Yes is summer!;)
Baby seagull with mummy seagull!
Baby seagull with mummy seagull!
Will people come out from there la…
Will people come out from there l…
Guitar session in the park!
Guitar session in the park!
Oh no where is my mummy??:(
Oh no where is my mummy??:"(
Cafe by the park
Cafe by the park
Starbucks
Starbucks
Quiet & cozy:P
Quiet & cozy:P
Seaview
Seaview
Brighton College
Brighton College
Brighton residential area
Brighton residential area
Brighton Marina area
Brighton Marina area
Is really unique!
Is really unique!
Further ahead is the naturist beac…
Further ahead is the naturist bea…
The Volk Railway cho cho train;)
The Volk Railway cho cho train;)
Childrens playground
Children's playground
Hove
Hove
I love walking along the promenade!
I love walking along the promenade!
Another TB meetups? :P
Another TB meetups? :P
Beautiful small park
Beautiful small park
Flower clock, guess is no longer i…
Flower clock, guess is no longer …
We took a train to Worthing and wa…
We took a train to Worthing and w…
Worthing station
Worthing station
Hotel
Hotel
Nice deco of the exterior;)
Nice deco of the exterior;)
Post Office building
Post Office building
City central
City central
City central
City central
City central
City central
City central
City central
Pier in Worthing
Pier in Worthing
Surprisingly the water is so clear.
Surprisingly the water is so clear.
Seems like in UK subway means un…
Seems like in UK 'subway' means u…
The local train of Brighton
The local train of Brighton
View of the Brighton city
View of the Brighton city
I love this statue;)
I love this statue;)
Brighton Hotels & Accommodations review
Jurys Inn Brighton
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