OK, so apparently Bristol has been named as the best city in the UK to live in according to a survey and here we even have 12 reasons why Bristol is so great.
Well, I’m sorry Bristol but I see your bridge and I raise you a pier because here are ten reasons why Brighton (a top digital city previously voted ‘UK’s coolest city’ and one of the UK’s ‘happiest cities’) is so much better…
London (AFP) - Tony Bloom is a feared presence at any poker table but on Monday the biggest wager of this renowned gambler, the £200 million investment in Brighton, paid off with their promotion to the Premier League.
The Seagulls have truly taken flight rising to a level that 20 years ago would have been deemed fantastical as they found themselves in dire straits like a character out of Charles Dickens novels, without a home and penniless.
all in the spirit of healthy, fun competition you understand: 1.
You’ll always have friends If you live in Brighton you know at some point every single person you know will pay you a visit.
Bloom, despite his reputation as a poker player, is also a keen businessman and bears strong ties to the club historically -- his family were involved with Brighton dating back to the 1970s when his grandfather Harry was vice-chairman.
Above all, don’t miss a visit in May when the celebrated Brighton Festival, the largest multiform art festival in England, takes over the town – though thankfully, not to the point of bursting its seams: If you’re after a quieter corner, I recommend heading west to Hove seafront with its lawns, dazzling array of multi-coloured beach huts and dinky cafés.
The secret is to roam freely and keep your eyes peeled.
Sure, Brighton has acquired a certain London sophistication in recent years, but sheeny glamour never wins out here.
Head to the boho North Laine district, and you find offbeat designers and dingy flea markets happily melding with sleek restaurants and bars.
Throw in gentrified Regency squares, oddball museums, and a clutch of well upholstered parks with traditional cafés attached – and you have a city that truly caters for all tastes. Of course it can be packed on a hot summer’s day – but come the shoulder seasons, the crowds thin and the locals take back their town.