Sunday, 24 August 2014

A day trip to Hastings!

A few months ago my uncle and his family moved to Hastings from London. It was a smart move as the rental prices in London are becoming more and more unaffordable. However little did I realise how brilliant their new place of residence would be. I have been to Hastings once before and got out of the station on a cold winter's day and stayed for about half an hour before thinking this was not going to be the nicest place to hang out for the day. Little did I know that only round the corner was the old town, Jerwood Gallery and many many antique shops, plus an excellent ice cream stand. The old town is so quaint and has so much character. I was overwhelmed with the amount of vintage and antique stores, if you like antiques and flea markets, then you have to visit Hastings. 

My uncle and his family live on a hill overlooking the sea, it is only a short walk to a playground, again, overlooking the sea, and the view you can see above. 
We had lunch at my uncle's house, which consisted of a baked potato, homemade guacamole and a delicious salad. It was probably one of my favourite lunches, simple yet filling and tasty! After lunch we headed down to the old town and browsed the antique shops, and happened upon an indoor flea market. It was vast, there was everything you could want, from old vinyls to furniture and porcelain cats. The photos below are from this market.



We then headed to what is apparently the best ice cream in Hastings. It was Kelly's ice cream. I had a banoffee flavour one and my sister had a toffee fudge one. I would really recommend getting these if you are in the area! 
Where better to eat your ice cream than on the beach?! We headed there and passed all these old huts and random bits and bobs, like this random piano set up!



I had a lovely day in Hastings and I also went on the dodgems with my little cousin who is two and a half. You can catch the train to Hastings from London, but make sure you head straight for the old town and you won't regret it! 
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  1. I went to Hastings last summer and loved it! It is so cute there. That antique shop looks adorable!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. It is! I'm so glad I went, next time I need to take a suitcase and bring back some antiques! Thanks for reading! x

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