We all know the UK’s most loved beach. Who hasn’t strolled down the infamous pier before picking up some fish and chips and sunning yourself on the pebbles? However, the best part of Brighton is nowhere near the sea. The North Laine area houses some gorgeous, unique and artisan products and stores. Here are our favourite underrated places in this seaside town.
The Ivy In The Lanes
This newly-opened Ivy Brasserie is one of their first offerings outside of central London and it does not disappoint. The opulent decoration has a nod to it’s sea-dwelling location on Ship Street, with abstract, wave-inspired art, underwater creature prints and huge palms adorning the walls.
The signature bar sits in the middle of the room and we can confirm it makes a delicious Bloody Mary! It’s easy to spend longer than anticipated in this buzzy dining room, which has a lovely atmosphere without being too loud or compromising on privacy.
Top tip – make sure you take a trip to the ladies! The décor does not disappoint.
Little Beach Boutique
One of the best stores in Brighton without question! This small and perfectly formed boutique is filled with locally created pieces of glass, art and trinkets. Come and get yourself or a friend a totally one of a kind gift, from delicate gold jewellery to hand-poured candles or a framed print from an up and coming artist.
Hope and Harlequin
If your favourite Juliet Dunn item is one of our exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces, this is the store for you. Hope & Harlequin specialise in sourcing perfect condition, glorious, vintage evening dresses and accessories. Perfect for a unique bride, but a must-look for all, they also have a range of made-to-measure items.
The perfect place to pick up “I never knew I needed that” pieces! Bert’s Homestore stocks a huge selection of kitchen gadgets, unique china and fun gift ideas. An excellent children’s selection features an array of kid approved, eco-friendly crockery, and be sure to leave via their fabulous stationery and greetings card section.
Long before Whole Foods landed on these shores, Infinity Foods as been here serving the people of Brighton with high-quality, free-from produce. This Co-Operative store stocks only organic, alternative foods, from delicious chocolate truffles to packaging-free, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. With samples on every corner and frequent special offers it’s always worth coming in here, no matter your food preferences. You’ll always leave with great-tasting, guilt-free products.
The Colonnade Brighton
End your day in Brighton’s most opulent bar. Located just next door to the Theatre Royal, step back in time as you walk through the door. As well as a selection of locally created alcohols and a huge selection of Gins, they frequently stock guest bottles meaning every time you go there’s something