Accessible in less than an hour from London Victoria and London Bridge, Brighton is one of England's most popular coastal towns and is affectionately known as 'London-by-the-Sea'.
Brighton is famous for its beach, which is just 10 minutes walk from the train station and is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants. Brighton Pier not only provides visitors with an unmistakable landmark to help them find their way around, but also entices passers by with a rollercoaster, big wheel, arcade games and fish and chips!
Spend your afternoon among the quirky shops and pubs of The Lanes (described by some as a real life Diagon Alley!) and wait until the very last train back to London if you want to experience Brighton's famously lively nightlife.