PHOHM Guide To: Brighton!
Heading down to Brighton this summer? We've got you. This is our guide to Brighton, we will tell you where to eat, shop and mooch so you can visit all of PHOHM's go to spots.
Follow in our footsteps! We've mapped everything out for you so you can ensure you've seen the best that Brighton has to offer.
We'll begin our tour at Brighton Station. Instead of walking straight down Queens Road which is a common tourist mistake, instead take a left down the hill of Trafalgar Street. This is the best route through Brightons famous North Laine area.
You'll see the colourfully painted Prince Albert Pub on your right. A great place to stop for a drink on your way home, but for now we're just getting started.
On your left you'll see Milk no Sugar, delicious Vietnamese food, very reasonably priced, very chilled atmosphere, great for a quick bite to eat.
A little further down on Trafalgar Street you'll see Molecule, Neoma, Sirene, Coffee at 33 & All About Audrey, when you get to Fold turn right down Sydney Street.
Ps, if you're already thinking about stopping for a drink The George and The Great Eastern are a little further down. Both great pubs.
Click on each shop name to get directions!
Welcome to Sydney Street
This pedestrianised street boasts independent clothes and homeware stores as well as cafes and great places to eat. Here are some of our favourites:
Beautifully designed statement pieces. Minimal & well curated.
Great coffee, great cakes, great vibes. Visit them at 28 Sydney Street. They have a secret garden at the back perfect for lounging about on a sunny bank holiday!
Wolf & Gypsy
A go-to spot if you're into fashion. They have a gorgeous collection of womenswear, accessories and homewares. Find them at 30 Sydney Street.
You'll also find Immediate, Papersmiths, Gander, Dirty Harrys, To Be Worn Again, We Love Falafel, Independent Rag & Flock.
At the end of Sydney Street turn right and you'll see...Aesop
104-105 Gloucester Road is the home of Aesop. A calming place for high-end skincare that will make the perfect gift for others (or yourself!). We use their hand sanitiser in our store and everybody loves it!
Beautiful womenswear, homewares and accessories.
You'll also see:
Sophie Darling, Cool Hands Luke, Dormitory &The Brighton Sausage Shop.
Fancy going off the beaten track? Head the opposite direction down Gloucester Road you'll see The Eagle & The Basketmakers. On a sunny day this area has locals sprawling out all over the pavement enjoying a pint in the sunshine.
Fancy supporting an independant? Head to Vine Street Tap, enjoy their craft beer, organic wine, cocktails & light bites. Must haves: Truffle crisps & miso butter. If you're a sucker for beautiful packaging like I am you'll want to order everything.
p.s Another fabulous pub up Gloucester Road is The Pond, they have a great vibe and the most delicious bao buns.
From Gloucster Road you'll see the start of Kensington Gardens
Delicious vegetarian food to eat in or takeaway.
The White Rabbit
Popular with locals and visitors, The White Rabbit is one of our favourite places to grab a drink. They have outdoor seating perfect for people watching and a great setting for a local Brighton beer.
Just go in and get lost in here! It's jam packed with all sorts of vintage, antique and bric a brac. I've collected lots of antiques from here over the years.
Independent record shop, full of vinyl. Check out what they've got going on before you visit. They hold excellent gigs in (and out of) their store..
On 32 Kensington Gardens, Abode has a really wonderful selection of homewares.
Now, head straight down Gardner Street
This pub is beautiful in the Summer with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. You can also stop for a bite to eat here.
We love Dowse at 37 Gardner St. Stepping through their doors will draw an instant smile to your face. Their store is bursting with colour. I'm convinced all their homewares come to life and start singing and dancing after the shop closes. You'll see why when you go in.
Slightly further down on 42 Gardner street is the beautifully curated independent clothing and lifestyle shop Nola. A must go for all fashion enthusiasts.
Then, walk out of Gardner street onto Bond StreetTribecca
A beautifully curated womenswear store.
Packed full of gorgeous homewares, trinkets and womenswear. It always smells amazing.
At the end of Bond Street to find our secret passageway, Meeting House Lane, just follow the PHOHM sign pointing you in the right direction from North Street.
Our neighbours and one of my favourite restaurants. Shared seating at marble benches, excellent seafood. My favourites are the bread and dips, the garlic lobster & if you're in a group and want a bit of theatre get the fruites de mer followed by the desert selection to share
Our neighbours and one of the oldest shops still going in Brighton. This traditional fudge shop looks the same as when they started nearly 30 years ago. This is a great place to pop in and grab some sweeties to take home with you.
That's us! You'll see our dried flower baskets outside. Please come in and have a look around! We have so many different options from tiny bouquets to huge vase stylings. We also have hand poured soy candles, a selection of antique vases ranging from extra tiny to extremely large. If you LOVE something in store but just cannot take it home with you on the train, we can deliver it for you! We send all our bouquets across the UK.
Our wonderful neighbours, enjoy a coffee and brunch here. I often sit outside when the sun is shining and enjoy their delicious food and great tunes. My favourite thing to order is their veggie breakfast with an oat ice mocha.
Wander down Hanningtons Lane to find
Womenswear and homewares. Ensemble is a must go for all fashionistas. They are always rotating their stock of womenswear, jewellery, swimwear & homewares from up and coming designers.
Minimal, contemporary, textural deliciousness. Their homewares are extremely satisfying for the eye. You'll see our dried floral arrangements in their vases. Purchase one of their vases then bring it up to us and we'll style it for you in store.
I eat here more than any other restaurant in Brighton. Their food and cocktails are always 10/10. A changing seasonal menu but a few items never change so you must try the miso butter and bread, the sweetcorn fritters & their ceviche. If it's sunny try and book a table on their terrace, if it's not sit up at their open kitchen counter and watch the chefs at work.
Other excellent places to eat nearby are:
Plateau, Med, Kindling & Burnt Orange.
Ps, if you're not feeling to fancy go to Vurger for plant based burgers. Get the Oreo milkshake it's unbelievable.
Head back along Prince Albert St towards Ship St
It's a masterpiece. If you're into minimal homewares and a neutral aesthetic enter your own personal heaven. They even have a cafe so you can sit and enjoy your surroundings for even longer.
One of my favourite shops in Brighton. This store has the best designers and has a range of womenswear, menswear, jewellery, fragrance & an excellent selection of greetings cards.
Enjoying shopping? Head to Peggs & Son's for menswear (if I was a boy I would shop here). TOAST for womenswear, footwear and homewares.
On the beach head to
We love Fortune Of War for it's fun, relaxed atmosphere right on the beach. It's the best bar for watching the sunset (they also make a great pizza).
If you're visiting over the summer and don't fancy sitting on the beach with loads of people walk along to Hove. Hove lawns past the bandstand has the best beaches in my opinion. This is where all the locals hang out to avoid all the tourists. There's not much down this way in terms of beach bars so make sure you're all stocked up.
If you're enjoying the walk along the promenade keep going and you'll pass Palmeria Square and Adelaide Crescent, if you're a fan of residential architecture these buildings are absolutely stunning.
Nearby pubs & restaurants: The Paris House (jazz lovers head here), The Wick Inn, The Brunswick, Temple Bar, The Bees Mouth, Archipelagos & Cin Cin.
If you're still on the beach and enjoying the stroll carry on to:Marrocco's
A family-run cafe famous for it's homemade ice cream. My favourite combo is 1 scoop pistachio, 1 scoop chocolate (in a cup).
Carry on even further along and you'll reach:
If it's sunny imagine you're on holiday as you watch the sunset sipping cocktails on the rooftop. It might be worth trying to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
And there we have it. A PHOHM guide to the best spots in Brighton & Hove!
I hope you enjoyed your trip and come and visit us again soon!