As a London-based company, we’ve made quite a few trips to Brighton in the lead up to our performances at the Fringe festival. Therefore, we feel uniquely positioned to help you plan how YOU can enjoy a day out in Brighton – whilst ensuring you see our show, of course!
All you need:
– 1 off-peak return train ticket from Clapham Junction to Brighton (only 45 minutes on a train and less than 20 quid usually!)
– A love of the sea air
– Reserve your FREE place around our table OR you can just rock up if you’re averse to planning in advance 😉 We’ll let you in!
Without further ado, here’s your very own personalized itinerary!
Take the 10:38am train from Clapham Junction and arrive in sunny Brighton at 11:26am; just in time for lunch!
Head out of the station, and follow the masses to the seaside BUT make a sharp left on Gloucester Street taking you into the heart of the North Laines.
There are many amazing lunch spots in the Laines, but we heartily suggest the following three:
1.Check out Silo (39 Upper Gardner Street), a restaurant where the food is divine and their ethos even holier.
2. Or head to The Laine Deli (31 Trafalgar Street) and ogle their exceptionally long list of gourmet sandwiches. They will not do you wrong.
3. OR if you need something more wholesome, head up the road to Milk No Sugar (68 Trafalgar Street) for the best pho we’ve ever tasted. EVER. We are not exaggerating. And it is also incredibly priced to boot!
THE MAIN EVENT! Every Way Up… at 3pm at the West Porch Kitchen, St Marys (BN2 1PR)
Depending on how leisurely you enjoy your lunch, you may have time to check out the shops through the Laines (if not, there will be time later!) However, we’re sure you would hate to be late to our 3pm show, so at 2:40pm at the very latest, make your way towards St James’s Street from the North Laines.
Be sure to bring your appetite, your curiosity and we’ll see you for the show!
A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be the same without a visit to Brighton Pier, just a 10 minute walk from our venue. You’ll be in the heart of amusement park wonderland by 4pm.
If you somehow leave the show still feeling hungry, score a freshly made doughnut from one of shops along the boardwalk (one of our favourite places!) and enjoy whilst negotiating your way through the pebbles to dip your toes into the English channel. (Warning: it’ll probably be freezing cold!)
After you’ve refuelled (again!), make your way towards Brighton Pavilion being sure to wind your way through the backstreets of the Lanes near Prince Albert Street. (If you haven’t had your fill of bagels, be sure to swing by Bagelman’s newest outpost (16 Duke Street).) Cross North Street, and head back towards the North Laines. Duck in and out of the many vintage shops, record shops, home shops, boutiques and enjoy!
1. If you’re a fan of macaroni & cheese, visit Bill’s Restaurant (100 North Road), although everything is delicious, not just the mac&cheese! (Fun fact: this was the second ever Bill’s!)
2. If you’re closer to the Brighton Dome, for a reasonably priced & incredibly satisfying dinner head to Pinocchio Italian Restaurant (22 New Road). The aubergine melanzane is tops.
3. Or swing by Brighton’s original – and scrumptious – vegetarian restaurants Food for Friends (17-18 Prince Albert Street).
Keep your eye on the clock, and if you have time on your way to the train station duck into The Hope and Ruin (11-12 Queens Road) for a quick drink (it’s only a 5 minute walk from the train station!) Hop on the 10:19pm towards Londontown. You’ll be in Clapham Junction at just 6 minutes past 11 o’clock. The night will still be young!
Enjoy your day in Brighton! We’ll see you there!
Heather & Amy xx
P.S. The timeline above is for attending the Sunday 17th May 3pm show – rearrange the points on our Brighton itinerary to suit your timetable if you visit us another day!!