Alternative, Holistic, Eco, & Ethical
Published: Sunday 1st Nov 2015
Written by: Abi Radford
Part of the appeal of Brighton is its eclectic and metropolitan mix of communities who thrive happily in the city.
Brighton is home to a thriving spiritual community who benefit from a huge choice of drop-in centres, workshops and courses as the annual Mind, Body and Spirit Festival. Known as the destination for health and healing there a number of venues where you can drop in, relax, meditate or take a yoga class including The Buddhist Centre and Bodhisattva KMC. If you want holistic healing Revitalise and The Holistic Health Centre offer a number of therapies from shiatsu massage and crystal healing to hypnotherapy and homeopathy.
Once voted the Uk’s most vegan friendly city there are great outlets in the North Laine area including Vegetarian Shoes and Infinity Foods and award winning vegetarian restaurants including Terre a Terre and Food for Friends.
The influence of Brighton’s eco- friendly populace can also be seen in all parts of the city, and shops selling locally sourced produce are growing in popularity. If you want to travel like an eco-warrior then hop on one of the friendly sustainable Big Lemon buses or hire a bike next to Brighton Train Station to get around.
Long considered the UK’s gay capital, Kemptown is at the heart of the gay quarter and has an array of popular bars such as The Bulldog, Bar Revenge, Dr Brighton’s and Legends, clubs include Revenge, Envy and Wild Fruit known for their extravagant themed nights.