Platform: Brighton

Platform: Brighton

Brighton is a unique city combining old- fashioned seaside charm with all things arty, quirky and curious

SHOP The Unlimited Editions studio stocks work by illustrators, printmakers and designers. Many, like jewellery label Dowse, are also locals.

BROWSE Award-winning independent Kemptown Bookshop is the place to peruse reams of great literary fiction and booky gifts.

REFRESH A 1930s Parisian-style tea salon and art deco furniture shop, Metro Deco serves up afternoon tea and cocktails in decadent surroundings.

RESTYLE Visit a piece of Toni&Guy history – the Brighton salon was the first franchise to open back in 1988.

EAT At Plateau, Chef Adrian Geddes, rustles up organic and local produce to create a rustic, French menu.

WATCH Brand new; arthouse three-screen cinema Duke’s at Komedia has luxury seats, off-beat programming and a café-come-bar

BARGAIN HUNT Snooper’s Paradise is a flea market paced to the rafters with 20th Century bric-a-brac and vintage clothes. You’ll never leave empty-handed but you’ll have to be prepared to roll up your sleeves and lose a few hours in the scrum. Open daily; 7-8 Kensington Gardens, North Laine

DINE Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients and a tailored approach to dining (you can choose your portion sizes) are the USPs of this recent addition to Brighton’s buzzing restaurant scene. Not forgetting a private dining room you can book for your own exclusive supper party.

  • Words: Emily Eades