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27 Things You'll Understand If You've Ever Lived In Brighton

Someone crawling on the floor in a bondage outfit just becomes totally and utterly normal.

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1. The Brighton Pavilion will never cease to amaze, but you probably still don't know why it even exists.

"Some guy wanted the Taj Mahal innit" you say to your friends when they come to visit.
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"Some guy wanted the Taj Mahal innit" you say to your friends when they come to visit.

2. And you've questioned why every area is suffixed with "dean".

You will never seek to understand why, but the clue is in the picture...
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You will never seek to understand why, but the clue is in the picture...

3. The seagulls are particularly vicious and will destroy all that you love.

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They will shit on your shit, they will wake you up in the morning, and they WILL attack you if you have food.

4. But they won't be the only hot topic making The Argus headlines.

5. Some of the hills are so painfully steep, you actively avoid visiting areas like Hanover altogether.

6. You also learn to avoid West Street after dark.

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Unless you fancy a night of cheap sambuca shots and vomiting outside the cashpoint.

7. Not to mention Churchill Square in the summer.

So many tourists, so many summer schools, so many people. Even the wafting smell of the burger van couldn't lure you there.
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So many tourists, so many summer schools, so many people. Even the wafting smell of the burger van couldn't lure you there.

8. Brighton is pretty, but Hove is bloody beautiful.

9. And on the other side of Brighton centre, Kemp Town is equally stunning.

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10. But if we're talking natural beauty, Devil's Dyke takes the cake.

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11. Going to the Marina sounds glamourous AF, but it probably means you're going bowling, or better — the 24 hour ASDA.

It's a pretty good ASDA tbf.
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It's a pretty good ASDA tbf.

12. As a student in Brighton, you know you're always in for a treat.

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With Sussex, Brighton AND the joint medical school, the town is teeming with students, which can only mean more deals!

13. But if not...

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14. You've seen many a "fine" establishment come and go.

R.I.P
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R.I.P

15. But the really, really important ones still remain.

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16. Really important.

17. The plethora of vegan and vegetarian restaurants are actually really bloody good.

Food for Friends and Terre A Terre will ensure that you don't miss the meat.

18. And you remember when Bill's used to be THE "It" place to grab some breakfast or one of their famous desserts.

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It's now got restaurants popping up all over the country and although the food is still yummy, they no longer do their specials or grand desserts :(.

19. Some of the graffiti in the North Laines are just pure works of art.

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20. But there is always a statement to be made.

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21. The pier always looks absolutely stunning at night.

It always makes you feel lucky to live there.
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It always makes you feel lucky to live there.

22. But the further you walk along the pier, the closer you are to hell.

23. You've never seen Brighton's biggest enigma.

I've lived in Brighton for a year now and I've still not met fat boy slim and I'm gutted you know

Unless you've paid for a gig, it's not gonna happen.

24. But you've met Chris Eubank so you've made your peace.

Been going to Brighton with work for 7 yrs and finally bumped into the legend @ChrisEubank! #Simply the best!

25. The Gay Pride Parade is always the highlight of the year.

Brighton's biggest summer street party is not to be missed.

26. But to be honest, there's always something wonderful happening in Brighton.

A zebra playing the piano #Brighton #paviliongardens #onlyinbrighton

27. And after a while, you don't even bat an eye-lid at what goes on.

It's just the Brighton way.
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It's just the Brighton way.