Britain's hip kid
Brits love Brighton, often wishing they could pick up and move there; indeed, many have, and find the expensive commute into London for work worth it. What's the big deal? This old seaside resort has reemerged as one of the youngest, coolest scenes in the country. Restaurants, bars and clubs vie for space on the beach, with Fatboy Slim first putting the DJ scene on the map. Bohos and hipsters alike flock here for the thriving local arts and music community, creating a laid-back, alternative air unlike anywhere else in Britain. The narrow cobblestone Lanes, full of vegetarian cafes, funky shops, and vintage everything, only cement Brighton's hip credentials even further. While the rest of Britain eases into modernity, Brighton will always remain a haven for everything retro and counterculture.