Day trippers in Brighton
Brighton is a pretty amazing place. But you knew that though, didn’t you?
Eight million people visit Brighton every year. Six and a half million of them are day trippers There is 1 drinking establishment for every 320 people. And Brighton & Hove has over 1,400 licensed premises. (Facts from welovebrighton.com)
Not bad for a little fishing village!
More than that, Brighton has the fourth-best city beach in the world, according to the CNN Travel website. And that makes us better than Barcelona, Miami, and Jumeirah in Dubai! (Brighton and Hove Independent)
Gateway to Brighton’s North Laine
Trafalgar Street is home to The Point and many, many other amazing independent businesses. If you live outside Brighton and Hove and visit by train, to do a spot of Christmas shopping in the North Laine, the best way to get there is via Trafalgar Street.
Also, if you use the train when you visit The Point, you’ll avoid paying expensive parking charges. (You could even afford a glass of wine with the change?!)
Fun fact: Trafalgar Street is so long it has 5 postcodes!
Trafalgar Street Traders’ Association
The Point is super pleased to be part of a new plan to form a Trafalgar Street Traders’ Association.
The traders’ association wants to raise money and support to increase the profile and footfall of Trafalgar Street. It already is the gateway to the North Laine. Now, we want it to become the official gateway to the North Laine from the railway station.
Tunnel of love
Excitingly, the tunnel running under the station onto Trafalgar Street is due to be renovated, too. It’ll be relit, brightened up, and some of the arches will become home to small new retail units. This will raise the profile of the wonderful Toy and Model Museum. We believe that this will make it an even better doorway to one of the most diverse shopping streets in the city.
We’ll update you on the progress of this as it happens!
Come and see us this winter
In the meantime, we can’t wait to welcome you into our cosy Trafalgar Street salon for your festive hair appointment. You will be offered a glass of bubbles in December (or a seasonal cup of Bird and Blend tea if that’s more your ‘bag’). And while you’re here, have a look at all our neighbours’ gorgeous shops. Their Christmas window displays alone are amazing! (Check out Sirene’s window – it’s always amazing!)
If you’re looking for some new threads you can visit:
All About Audrey
Mad Hatters and Friends
If you fancy a spot of vinyl you can do no worse than:
The Wax Factor
Blend & Brew
Toasted by GB Charcuterie
Milk No Sugar
North Laine Café
Bread and Milk
The Lucky Star
The Lord Nelson
The Prince Albert
The Great Eastern
The Prince George
Looking for pressies?
Bluebelle and Co.
Want an interesting time?
Brighton Toy and Model Museum
Paint Pots Brighton
And that’s only half the story! Pop along and have a browse – it’s amazing how many shops and wonderful places there are to stop by!