Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visit the seaside town of Worthing for a long weekend.
Brilliant transport links make Worthing a top choice for visitors all year round, and you can arrive direct by train from London Victoria within 90 minutes. Once you arrive everything is within walking distance, but if you happen to be laden with bags you might want to drop those off before you head out to explore. For great accommodation options that cater for all visitors, visit the Discover Worthing website and choose what’s best for you.
After getting settled at the guest house, it’s time to head out for some lunch. Worthing has a great selection of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. Take a stroll along the promenade down to Coast Café des Artistes; here you can enjoy beachside seating and a delicious selection of sandwiches. Don’t leave without browsing the East Beach Studios, just next door to the café. Home to a number of local artists work, you’ll find arts & crafts, painting, jewellery, clothes, ceramics and much more!
You can even get to know Worthing a little better with the help of a Worthing Greeter! Through Discover Worthing, you can book a local volunteer to meet you and give a short walking tour of the town.
Worthing Greeter: booking 7 days in advance via the Discover Worthing website.
Bring the day to a close with an exceptional culinary experience! Book a table at Pitch – the newly opened restaurant by UK Master Chef Champion, Kenny Tutt. Expect the best of Sussex from this nationally acclaimed, Worthing born and bred Chef.
Start the day with a walk down the famous Worthing Pier (Winner of UK Pier of the Year 2019). The Pier dates back to the 1800’s and is an iconic feature of the West Sussex coastline. Don’t forget your 2p’s for the slot machines!
If you fancy exploring further afield you might like to pick one of our bright orange Donkey Bikes. Download the app and away you go. The Discover Worthing website has a selection of routes of varying distance, ranging from easy flat to something more challenging.
Just north of Worthing but well worth the detour is Highdown Gardens.
Spring is the perfect time to visit these wonderful chalk pit gardens, which are home to the National Plant collection of Sir Fredrick Stern and were created following his expeditions in China and the Himalayas. Entry to the gardens is free.
You can grab a coffee and a slice of cake in The Highdown Tearooms, before making your way back to Worthing.
Catch a show at one of two theatres in the town. Worthing Theatres have a great programme of shows including comedy, theatre, dance, talks and much more.
If the movies is more your thing, visit The Dome – an Edwardian cinema that first opened in 1911. The cinema has been beautifully restored so that you can enjoy all the latest releases.
For more information discoverworthing.uk