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A City in a Day: Brighton

Brighton is a seaside city in the south-east of the United Kingdom and I’ve been lucky enough to call it my home for the past three years. Going to university here, I’ve been able to absorb its quirkiness and vibrancy. There’s always something happening here! My friend and I took a weekend off from library living (as engineers to-be) to soak up all the life the city has to offer.

Brighton Art&Museum art gallery

Our day started at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, where there’s currently an exhibition titled “Fashion Cities Africa”. This is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion which featured Casablanca, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Lagos! We were so proud to see the work of incredible African designers displayed.

Jingling men

On our way to the restaurant we were going to for dinner/drinks, we bumped into these guys who were jingling about (they literally had bells on their legs). They had absolutely no idea what they were doing, what was going on and this is normal in Brighton. You can refer to the vibrancy and quirkiness mentioned above. People dressed in wacko outfits up to goodness knows what. All part of the fun and super vibes of the city. They happily posed for a photo and we were on our way. Totally ‘normal’.

Neighborhood (2)

Our final and most exciting stop for the day was FOOD-of course. Major foodie here. We visited Neighbourhood, a restaurant and bar which was recently refurbished. Very Los Angeles, very hipster, very lovely. Naturally on a Saturday evening, it was filled with Brightoners enjoying the weekend with burgers, beers and cocktails as the sun went down.

Neighborhood (1)

If you are ever visiting from Nigeria and you want that escape that literally takes your mind off things then you should visit Brighton.

Brighton is the sort of city that isn’t visited-it’s experienced. So much to do and see-a few photos definitely don’t do it justice. If you ever need a quick getaway, a beach, tons of options for food or just some time in the midst of constant excitement and ultimate alte behaviour, Brighton is the place to be.

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