Brighton is famous for its stony beach and its piers – those still standing and those no longer intact. Early spring may not be the right time to make the most of the former, but having travelled over with family for a short stay, we were lucky enough to get weather that ensured we could enjoy the latter.

As a group of four adults and one three-year-old, we went the AirBnB route and found an ideal modern apartment right in the centre of the city within a short walk of the seafront. In the popular area known as The Lanes, we stayed in Duke’s Lane. It was noisy at the weekend, but a small sacrifice to make for the great location.