6 Unique Souvenirs to Pick Up in Brighton, UK

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5 June 2017
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It wouldn’t truly be a holiday without bringing home more things than you brought along. But all these goodies are must-finds during a visit to Brighton – transforming mere tourists into enlightened travellers. Here’s what you can’t leave the city without.

Brighton Rock

No, not the novel by Graham Greene (but it probably wouldn’t hurt to pick that up too). No trip to the coast would be complete without the iconic seaside confection – a stick of rock. Nearly every shop worth its salt (or sugar) along Brighton’s seafront promenade offers rock, but the self-proclaimed ‘original’ Rock Shop on King’s Road is a good starting place.

Brighton Rock | © lilivanili/Flickr

Brighton Bier

The seagull isn’t just the mascot for the football club – it’s the symbol of a new generation of Sussex craft breweries, including the prolific and tasty Brighton Bier. Served throughout the city’s pubs, there’s always more to take home. Check out Bison Beer Crafthouse and Trafalgar Wines for Brighton Bier’s South Coast IPA, or a Cyclops Eyedrops to bring home to remember the taste of the beach.

Brighton Gin

100% organic and 100% Brighton, this gin is hand-bottled and sealed with a candy-coloured wax. It’s the perfect token of a lost weekend which has the added bonus of helping you keep on losing them. Sold around town, but best imbibed with something fresh from hiSbe to keep the cobwebs from taking hold. Enjoy with a stick of rock for a true Brighton experience.

hiSbe, 20-21 York Place, Brighton

An English Riviera masterpiece

Brighton’s thriving arts scene and sea-reflected light makes it an artist’s haven, and many have set up shop with a view of the shining water along the promenade next to Palace Pier. This so-called Artist Quarter is a sight to behold – as are their works. Take home a unique piece of the Sussex landscape or wildlife by artists like Heidi Langridge or prints from Two Kats and a Cow.

Fox | Courtesy of Heidi Langridge

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