Things we love:

There’s a beach, baby. That epic pavilion, talk about eccentric behaviour from a king. It's one of the sunniest places in England, and, apparently, one of the happiest. Tuaca - Brighton’s amber liquor. The North Laine won't allow any franchise shops - loving the independent spirit Brighton-ites.

Things we wish we’d known:

In the cool stakes, the North Laine totally smashes the South. The pier is actually great. Steve Coogan does the audio tour on the Brighton Eye. Awesome. Some bars that have beds downstairs may end in erotic parties - be careful where you sit.