Take the quick trip to Charleston, a rambling farmhouse that used to be the rural retreat of artists and writers such as Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Virginia Woolf. As well as evoking a long-lost world of interwar glamour, it’s a treasure trove of LGBTQ+ history.
'You can see Lewes lying like a box of toys under a great amphitheatre of chalky hills,’ wrote William Morris of this pretty patch of East Sussex. Less rowdy than neighbouring Brighton, it’s had a reputation as an arty enclave for the best part of a century, thanks to links with the Bloomsbury Group.
Of course, Lewes is largely known across the UK for its bacchanalian Bonfire Night celebrations, visited by people travelling from far and wide, but there's a hell of a lot more to the town then just fireworks. On our list you'll find vintage shops, a magnificent bakery, and the beloved Lewes Arms, the UK's most bonkers pub. Read on for the best things to do in Lewes.