Welcome to Bright Lights Big City

A community of travel and food lovers in Hampshire and beyond

Hi I’m Bex…

I created Bright Lights Big City to take some of the fuss out of discovering great places to go and epic things to eat and drink in Hampshire and beyond.

Find out more about me

Looking for somewhere new to visit?

Take a look through my site for travel inspiration, top tips and plenty of incredible restaurants and cafes to keep the ‘hanger’ at bay.

Explore Hampshire

Tried and tested recommendations to experience the very best of my home county. From trips to walks to delicious places to eat, it’s ready for you to explore.

Hampshire Food & Drink

Having a former chef as a Mum has given me an appreciation for seeking out awesome places to eat and drink as well as a dangerous obsession for seriously good coffee. Take a look at what’s good where you’re headed.

Kit for your trip

Looking to invest in a new bit of kit? These are my tried and tested travel favourites. You can also follow the hashtag #kitforyourtripKit for your trip

Where Next?

Whether it’s your dream trip or a day trip, there might be something here that sparks that ‘Ooo I’d like to go there’ feeling. Let’s find your next trip!

Food & drink in…

Short curated lists of places I love to eat and drink. Don’t know where to try? This helpful research full of tips and recommendations will help.


You’ve got to love the all encompassing ‘Lifestyle’ banner! Head to this section to find out what else I’ve been up to – from fitness and festivals to theatre.

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