Need that quick escape? These could be the places for you.
All in all, Eastbourne has rather a lot going for it… and not just as a place to see out your days.
Arty, quirky and edgy, Folkestone is on the up – and is a fabulous day out when you want to leave London behind.
SUA is a lovely, charming, middle England market town that lucked out big time as the home of England’s premier poet and playwright.
It’s genteel in a way that certain British market towns can be. But (and it’s a big but), it’s a city stuffed full of lively bars (big student population), cute cobbled streets, lovely old houses, some fantastic restaurants.
Whitstable is a feel-good kind of place. It’s only a short hop from south London, but it has enough of a seaside feel to really give you a break from the city.
There is a fun and easygoing vibe to Chichester, partly due to the fact that you can get drunk and roll home easily as it’s compact, within the city walls, within the historic grid.
Three strands of culture colliding on the edge of Sussex, giving Hastings a fun, funky, lived in charm all of its own.
Lewes is quaint, market-town perfect, its ancient Sussex buildings giving away no secrets.
Unspoilt seaside town offers up its vintage charms and 'end of the pier' fun.