Thanks so much for the most informative replies concerning going out and shopping in Brighton. Bojangles, your knowledge of Brighton is really amazing! I do pray for dry weather in England:)..
One more question I wanted to ask: what parts of the countryside towns near Brighton are worth a bus trip to. I've read about the Devil's Dike and the Beachy Head. Are supposed to be worth going to. What about e.g. Poole, Chichester and Southampton? Would these places be interesting to visit (I like architecture, old churches). I'm not too much into ships, so I don't know if I'd find Southampton interesting. It's just a sea port, isn't it?
Thank you in advance for any advice!