LE MEILLEUR DU PIER
At just 1 hour from London in the Sussex direction: Brighton and its sunny moniker,
like an annex of swinging London with its brawls between mods and rockers, is a rite of passage for urbanites in need of sea spray and salty air. The piers bring a kitsch tone, with fairground attractions and slot machines, and sometimes an air of mystery like the old burnt pier whose calcified metal structure still floats on the water. The Royal Pavilion attests to the colonial past and Indian influence on the nation, and is an invitation to travel. If Adele, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney and Noel Gallagher all have houses in Brighton or neighbouring Hove, it must mean the city is attractive. MPA brings you top tips for the town of peerless piers.