Brighton is known for its casual lifestyle, its stony beach and pier and as one of the top tourist destinations here in the UK. What is probably less well known is that Brighton is one of the digital hubs of Europe, hosting a hefty amount of conferences and events.

Whoever you speak to, they seem to have a project in place, a life plan on how to become a personal brand and a blog as a central hub for it all. It seems like half of the UK’s most successful vloggers all seem to come from this seaside town. I have therefore written down my list of the most impressive bloggers who are either based in or around Brighton and Hove.

Travel

Spaghetti Traveller

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Hey, you can’t blame me for sneaking my blog onto the list! I have run my travel blog for over a decade, exploring the world, but also trying to create regular Brighton and Sussex based content to offer a shout out to all the amazing local things to do.

From things to do in Brighton, to free alternative options and also Brighton Marina trips, I’m trying to share my best moments after more than 15 years in this city.

I will try my best to post about the best places to eat, attractions to see and experiences to try, but if you think I’m missing anything, please do reach out!

Fizzy Peaches – Lyndsay Joanne

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Lindsay writes about travel, fashion, food and pretty much everything to do with Sussex. Her photography for each and every post is incredibly impressive. Make sure to keep an eye out for Robbie, their gorgeous dog!
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Ellie & Co

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Ellie launched her travel blog in 2016, exploring all the best places to eat and to visit in Brighton, while she has also written a guidebook on the city, so her knowledge of the area is second to none. Ellie also runs a brilliant ‘neighbourhood guide’ series, highlighting some of the best independent restaurants and bars in the area.

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Health

CBD Sloth

Alright, this might be another I have setup (I’m becoming a bit of a blogging addict) but I’ve now ventured into the world of CBD oil. Brighton is definitely a great hub for CBD based products, with the first cbd-infused restaurant in the UK opening up here in 2018 (where many of the bloggers above attended). The blog was setup in order to offer a little more transparency on the industry, as well as offer up-to-date information, as well as product reviews.

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Foodie Bloggers

Brighton Food Boy

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If you’re looking for somewhere to eat out in Brighton then look no further than Gary’s Instagram account, just make sure not to do it on an empty stomach as you’ll feel the hunger pangs!

The photography is always stunning, but it’s his rich detail on each meal, from the good to the bad, what to look out for and details on new restaurant openings that has me sifting through his account around lunch time. The posts are enough to make me contemplate why I didn’t start a food blog instead of travel!

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The Graphic Foodie

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Fran Villani has been grilling restaurants all over Sussex since 2008, dishing out the good and bad for us Brightonites, so we know exactly where to eat (ignore all my puns). She also writes some scrumptious recipes for meals she has made herself, which I definitely recommend taking a look through.

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The Third Place

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I first met Sammy at a Nando’s launch event in Brighton and the blog has grown massively since that date. An avid Potter fan (time for a game of quidditch me thinks), the Third Place is Sammy’s clever creation considering the third location we hang out in other than work and home. Whether it’s heading to a restaurant, hanging out in a coffee shop with friends or going to watch a movie, Sammy shares and reviews the best spots in Brighton.

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Cate In The Kitchen

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Cate loves her food, tries to avoid meat, is pretty healthy and most importantly, loves cake! The blog also has a podcast, something I’ve always wanted to do but never got around to (ah where is the time going). Never have I been more tempted to embrace the veggie life than going through the glorious pictures on this blog.

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Jenny In Brighton

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Jenny combines her love for travel, baking and cocktails. I only just got into gin around 9 months ago and now I feel like I have a million questions to ask. If you want to find some great reviews of gin, I’d strongly recommend visiting her blog.

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Fashion & Beauty

Suit Your Look

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The team at Hen Heaven all teamed up to setup their own fashion magazine, mixing beauty, fashion tips, fitness, nutrition and recipe ideas. Already receiving celebrity endorsements, this will certainly be one to watch!

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Ola Johnson

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Predominantly a vlogger (check out her amazing YouTube channel to be wowed by her great fashion tips), Ola is devilishly funny and not afraid to be herself in any situation. A proud feminist and sass queen, Ola has now passed over 100,000 views on her YouTube channel and is continuing to increase her power as a social influencer.

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Golly Miss Holly

Holly is relatively a veteran of the blogger scene, starting out at around the same time I did and has seen her site grow exponentially. Look out for her cute cat Bear making a number of appearances, both on social and on the blog. A combination of beauty, travel and lifestyle, Holly mixes it all up to offer you the best content, not to mention the occasional post around Harry Potter.

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Family

The Halcyon Years

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Formerly Ettie and Me, The Halcyon Years combines Emma and Stu’s adventure into family life, along with their travel experiences, renovating the home and shopping trips. Her stories with her little one will always leave a smile on your face, while it’s also worth checking out her great shots on Instagram.

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Interior & Decoration

Maxine Brady

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Maxine is an award winning interior stylist and can help you to add the hottest home trends to your humble abode with all of her amazing tips packed into Maxine Brady’s blog (used to be WeLoveHomeBlog). Formerly the Style Editor for an interior magazine, Maxine is the expert on style and decoration tips, how to find a great bargain and secret styling tips. I’d recommend having a watch of her amazing YouTube video’s!

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Fifi McGee

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Fifi has an unbelievable eye for interior design, with her stunning photography helping her to build a pinterest fanbase of over 34,000. Plus she writes about Farrow & Ball a lot, a weakness of mine as I used to handle their marketing.

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Charlotte Nichole

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Charlotte shares her stories of taking on a new build home and adapting it to be her Forever Home. This really appeals to me as I’m in the process of buying a house and I’ve become obsessed with everything around housing (you’ll find me watching Location Location Location in the evening nowadays, I’m getting old).

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Kitty Wheeler Shaw

Kitty is a Brighton based wedding photographer with an impressive talent (I wish I was that good at photography). The blog walks through some of her wedding shots, as well as tips and advice on wedding inspiration.

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So are there any more bloggers and vloggers you think should have made the list? Let me know, as I’d love to add them and make this a comprehensive list of the best this beautiful seaside town has to offer.

Working With Brighton Influencers

Me and Raquel have attended a number of brighton events, from restaurant launch parties to taste-offs and product launches, while we tend to see the same influencers and bloggers attend.

They’re all incredibly friendly and delighted to be working with advertisers on projects. If you ever need advice on which influencers in Brighton to work with, I’m happy to chat through them.

It’s important to set out in advance what you expect from them and what you will be delivering, in order to avoid disappointment on either end.

3 Comments

  1. Micamyx|Senyorita May 23, 2016 at 3:27 am

    I will visit all the blogs you mentioned. I am travelling back to the UK next month and I’m hoping to visit Brighton 😀

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  2. maxine February 1, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Hey tom. Would you consider adding my blog – welovehomeblog.com its a lifestyle + interiors blog (I’ve won awards!) and I’m a Brighton girl through and through.

    Maxine

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  3. David Vales April 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    great blogs, for anyone that likes writing experiences, you can share how is like to live in Brighton or any city in the world in http://www.gocommunity.co/en

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