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Romantic Things to do in Brighton

Published On September 2, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

Are you looking for the perfect romantic day for two or even the perfect place for a first date? Then look no further than our countdown of the best romantic things to do in Brighton. With everything from picnics to boat trips and private flights to dance lessons we’re sure there’s something to suit everyone whether it’s for a proposal, for Valentine’s Day or just a day to show them you care.

Romantic BrightonPicnic for two

Enjoy a tasty Italian feast from Carluccios Brighton by ordering a special picnic hamper.

Hampers can be ordered up to 24 hours in advance with a Classic and Vegetarian option available. Enjoy a selection of tasty titbits including zesty lemon focaccia, stuffed tomatoes, spinach and ricotta tarts, corn fed chicken with parsley and pancetta and strawberry tarts for dessert. Also why not try one of their suggested wines to top of a fantastic meal? All picnics come in a cool bag with cutlery and napkins so you have everything you need except the candles!

Carluccios Brighton – Jubilee St, BN1 1GE

Romantic BrightonPrivate Wine Tasting

Learn the in and outs of wine in an intimate wine tasting for two at Ten Green Bottles Brighton. A qualified member of staff will guide you through six wines in a relaxed, fun and informal session for any level of wine knowledge where you are encouraged to ask questions and set the pace. So every tasting is different, the wines are changing all the time, and each of the hosts has their own approach so you can rest assured that your tasting experience will be unique!. Nibbles provided to stop you getting too squiffy!

Ten Green Bottles –  9 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
£25 p/head

Romantic BrightonLearn to Salsa and Lindy Hop

Get hot and steamy in a salsa session with Salsa Revolution led by Dani J. Experience Brighton’s top salsa classes for dancers of all levels combined with party nights in leading local venues. Read our review HERE.

If you’re looking for something with a retro feel look no further than Brighton Lindyhoppers, a passionate group of teachers will get you in the 1940’s mood with great music and swinging dance moves.

Salsa Revolution classes – Tues, Thurs & Sun 8pm-10pm (party after) – See website for venues – £6/£3 

Lindy Hop Classes – Mon-Weds from 7.30pm – See website for venues – £6 – £8

Romantic BrightonCharter a boat out of Brighton Marina

Enjoy the fabulous views as you relax on a romantic journey aboard a luxury Bavaria Cruiser 39 cruising along the Sussex heritage coast to the Solent and across to the Channel.  The Bavaria Cruiser 39 provides a cozy haven wherein to pass the quiet hours when in port and in the saloon, the plush upholstery beckons you to sink into its padded excess.

Waterfront Sailing can tailor charters to your specific needs, whether you are complete beginners or experienced totally independent sailors.

Waterfront Sailing – Operates year round 
From £249 for a 2 hour trip

Romantic BrightonThai Cookery Class for Two

A exceptional and unique experience; a journey of flavours and aromas. Whether you are new to cooking, an enthusiastic amateur or a skilled cook. Chilli Chicks offer Thai cooking classes to individuals or private groups of all levels.

Learn how to make 1-3 dishes of your choice from a huge range of options with everything from Satay to Pad Thai in the clean and modern kitchen unit at Brighton Marina.

Chilli Chicks – Brighton Marina
From £69 for 2 people

Romantic BrightonVisit Bar Du Chocolat

Choccywoccydoodah’s Bar Du Chocolat Brighton is a chocolate lovers dream. Enjoy delicious handmade cakes from the master cake makers as well as a variety of hot drinks and chocolate in many forms!

Take a seat in the lavishly decorated cafe and feed each other chocolatey treats until your hearts content.

Choccywoccydoodah is known for it’s celebrity clientele including David Hasselhoff, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Collins so keep your eyes peeled, you never know who you might meet!

Bar Du Chocolat Brighton – 3 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB

Romantic BrightonBook a Box at Theatre Royal

Make an evening at the theatre extra special with a bespoke package at Theatre Royal Brighton.

Book a private box for two high above the crowd with Champagne and chocolates for an extra special experience or if you’re looking for something a little less pricey why not choose from one of the theatre’s other packages which include private entry to ‘The Ambassador Lounge’ as well as champagne, chocolates, house programme or theatre gift and complimentary cloakroom.

Theatre Royal, Brighton – New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD – Packages range from £5 – £200

Romantic BrightonBreeze up to the Downs on an Open Top Bus

Take a romantic ride up on an open top bus and visit some of the most popular countryside destinations within the South Downs National Park.

Take a stroll in the woodland at Stanmer Park in Spring when bluebells carpet the floor, take in the spectacular views across the weald at Ditchling Beacon and visit historic Ditchling and hop off at the legendary beauty spot that is Devil’s Dyke offering stunning panoramas, a record breaking valley, a curious history and England’s most colourful habitat.

Buses run year round with limited services in from September – May – Prices start at £2.40 for a single

Romantic BrightonDrink Cocktails at BYOC

Hidden under the innocent looking ‘Juice People’ bar you could be fooled into thinking you had taken a wrong turn but step through the swing doors and head down the stairs you’ll be transported back to a time where alcohol was forbidden and all drinking had to be done under cover of dark in this secret drinking den full of candlelit tables, hanging glass ware and vintage décor.

The concept is easy, you bring a bottle of your favourite tipple and the talented mixologists will make cocktails catered to your taste right at your table. No menu. No limits. No telling. Read our review HERE.

BYOC – 41 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HW

Romantic BrightonDrink Champagne on the Brighton Wheel

The perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, take in Brighton from above on the Brighton Wheel with stunning, panoramic views of the city’s famous landmarks and coastline accompanied by fascinating commentary about Brighton and Hove’s heritage by the one and only Steve Coogan.

The package includes queue jump, use of the exclusive VIP lounge, 6 revolutions on the wheel and a comfortable VIP capsule all topped off with chilled glass of champagne each.

Brighton Wheel – Daltons Bastion, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TB – £54 online/£60 OTD

Romantic BrightonRelax with a Couples Massage

Enjoy this truly plush and peaceful little haven in the centre of the City hosting an experienced group of therapists who provide a variety of treatments focussing on the promotion of natural therapies.

You will be spoilt for choice with the generous number of massages on offer for couples, take your pick from a tempting range 10 of different options including traditional Thai, hot stone massage and Thai Fusion massage with 30, 60 and 120 minute sessions available.

Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa – 14 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
£38 – £298 per couple

Romantic BrightonTake a Pleasure Flight

Sightsee like never before and enjoy a scenic tour in a comfortable four seat Cessna aircraft as you discover Sussex and the South Coast from the air with Brighton Scenic.

If you want to see Brighton from above, we’d recommend the 20 minute Brighton Scenic special which visits Hove, Brighton Racecourse, Rottingdean, Brighton Marina and the West and Palace Pier. If you want to spend more time up in the skies longer tours up to 1hr 15 minutes are also available.

Flights depart from Shoreham Airport – Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5FF – £58 – £127 pp

Romantic BrightonHave fun on Brighton Beach

A day in Brighton wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the beach!

Grab a blanket and take your picnic, grab a disposable BBQ or grab fish and chips on your way, along with a bottle of something chilled and bubbly then relax on the pebbles with fabulous views over the West Pier and take a paddle as the Sun sets on your romantic day.

See our best things do on Brighton beach article.

Brighton Beach
It’s there all the time!

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