Who's up for a day trip to Brighton? We will explore the North Laine Bazaar, then The Lanes (narrow cobbled alleyways which formed the early town of Brighton and now have some funky small independent shops and stalls) after that we'll head to the beach, have fish and chips for lunch and then walk along Brighton beach for some sun and fun!
We'll also explore Brighton Pier (when I went last year a seagull slapped me around the head and face and ate my prawns so we have to be vigilant!).
We'll find a nice pub for some drinks and we'll take regular breaks throughout the day so it's not all walk, walk walk!
As we have a large group my wife, Barbara, will be a back-marker.
START POINT AND START TIME:
We will meet at 9:50am SHARP at London Bridge station. Go through the ticket barriers and meet outside Leon next to platform 8.
Please meet on time as we need to catch the 10:15 train to Brighton.
END POINT AND END TIME:
We will catch the 18:26 train back arriving into London Bridge at 19:34.
Please buy your own train ticket in advance. Tickets you need to buy:
Out 10:15 London Bridge to Brighton (arrives 11:19)
Return: 18:26 Brighton to London Bridge (arrives 19:34)
Return currently costs £12.50 (Super Off-Peak Day Return on ThamesLink).
The following link should take you to the ticket selection page on ThamesLink: https://tinyurl.com/y5ufb2l5
GROUPSAVE TICKETS are available. Instead of £12.50 a ticket, 4 or more tickets are £8.25 each (return). You will have to buy these at London Bridge station on Saturday morning as a group. I am not sure if train prices may increase between now and Sat. If they do not increase, it will save you £4.25 but then you have the added hassle of meeting others, queuing and buying the tickets as a group and paying separately. If you wish to do this, then I cannot be there at 09:30 so you will need to organise this with others. I suggest you meet at 09:30 outside the ticket office doors on the lower concourse, form a group and buy your tickets. You will need to find and ask others there if they are on this meetup.
ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL TO BRIGHTON
If you wish to make your own travel arrangements to Brighton (such as travelling from Victoria, Croydon, Clapham Junction etc) please feel free. Please ensure you get to Brighton by 11:15am and meet us inside Brighton train station in the corner by WH Smith and M&S at 11:20. Our train from London Bridge arrives into Brighton at 11:19 so you will need to meet us then by WH Smith / M&S at 11:20 as we will not be hanging around.
LUNCH, SNACKS, PUB:
We will go for fish and chips by the beach around 1pm. If you do not fancy fish and chips then you are welcome to go to a different eatery of your choice (there are loads of food outlets nearby) and you can meet back at the fish and chip place. I will give my number to any of you who go elsewhere so you can be sure to meet us after lunch. You can even bring a packed lunch if you like. It's entirely up to you what you prefer. I cannot resist Brighton's fish and chips though!
Also, in the afternoon along the pier and beach there are plenty of food places. I will definitely be getting my mixed seafood snack on the pier (and avoiding the thieving seagulls). We will stop for snacks along the way.
Pub: From 4:30pm we can go to The Mesmerist pub, 1 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HE before we get the train back.
The cost of this walk is £5 payable in cash on the day at the start of the meetup. Plus the cost of your train tickets.
The meetup will go ahead whatever the weather.
Please only leave comments if absolutely necessary.
Please don't be a Dosey Doris or a Dopey Dennis! If you say you are coming then cannot make it, please update your RSVP to "Not Going".
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