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Many cities claim to offer a warm welcome, but to put out teams of ‘Greeters’ for people visiting Brighton is unheard off. What do these people do? Is it free? And will they just drag you off to a pub for a pint and some midday drag act?
Well, we’ve been looking into it. And sadly there’s no boozing or man-serenades – bit early in the day.
But, you can ‘Book your Greet’ and get matched up with a Brighton resident who will guide you towards the best things to see in Brighton.
Each session last up to six hours and you can get as many as five friends to come along with you. So for people visiting Brighton it’s perfect. Hop of the train and get a guided tour. How good is that!
Not just for Brighton virgins; if you’ve visited before you can still get in on the initiative – run by Visit Brighton.
You book online, giving details of the hotel in Brighton or the Brighton B&B you’re staying in, and the preferred date and time of your Greet.
Although not guaranteed – visits are ’subject to Greeter availability’ – if you book in advance and schedule it for the first part of your trip to Brighton, there’s a good chance you’ll get one.
And if you don’t, not to worry: there are lots of day trips near Brighton to see and do in Brighton – and there’s always somewhere you can grab a pint – drag act might have to wait till later, mind.
And if you’re Scottish, this whole blog post could mean something completely different. But don’t greet about it…Share on Facebook
When visiting, people too easily get trapped in Brighton. Hardly surprising as there’s so many things to do!
But if you are staying more than one day, or using the city as a base for UK tours, you should look at your Brighton Bed and Breakfast as a base from which to explore.
And it’s often the budget bus trips that provide the best service, taking you to attractions in Sussex and along the South East coast of England.
Here’s three of the routes to look for when planning a day trip:Share on Facebook