A weekend in Brighton with Abigail King

When we started our series of Questionnaires for Experts, Bloggers and other Travel Knowledgeables, some members of the WR Team completed one, and some didn't.  Luckily for one of our team, his home town has been done for him, by Abigail King, who's a freelance journalist and avid traveller.  So it makes sense that she writes about her travels, largely for her site Cheap Weekend Breaks, and her blog, Inside the Travel Lab.

Abigail shared her Brighton with us.... 

Where's your home town, and what's the main reason people visit?

Very difficult to pin down...I'm going to go for Brighton.

What's the main reason you think people SHOULD be visiting?

Brighton has a refreshing, edgy approach to the "traditional" British seaside town.

If you had to recommend to the friend of a friend one unmissable thing to do in your home town what would it be?

Stroll along the seafront with a stick of Brighton Rock.

If they had a whole day in town what would you recommend they do?

Visit the Brighton Pavilion, the Lanes, the Pier and the beach.

What if they had three days?

Hike, cycle or drive through the nearby South Downs.

What will you never catch a local doing?

Eating Brighton Rock...

What WILL you catch a local doing?

Eating organic, shopping in the Lanes, trying something new.

And what local delicacies would visitors be fools not to try while they're there?

Back to that crazy pink sweet stuff again...or chocolate sculptures from Choccywoccydoodah.

In 140 characters, how would you sum up your home town as a greatdestination?

A breezy, salty city that somehow combines Victorian elegance with cutting-edge music, tolerance and some amazing chocolate sculptures.

Anything else you want to add!?  Just don't expect a sandy beach...

Comments, questions and reviews by other travellers

Have lunch at Riddle and Finn! It's one of the best fish restaurants around - I highly recommend having a table full of starters and just going for it tasting a bit of everything. Yummy enough to drive up from London for.

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I second that. Try the mackerel tart. In fact try as many things as you think you can eat! Brighton is also great for shopping for antique jewellery - and vintage clothes.

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