or Ship Street Gardens in this case, one of Brighton's tiny twittens
(Sussex-speak for a short cut or alleyway).
Linking these streets which run towards the beach are twittens
- Sussex alleyways - which have become tightly-packed terraces, some surrounded by spectacular gardens.
There have been only 40 kings and queens of England since the Battle of Hastings - not even a coachload - and in the year of a royal wedding, somehow it felt appropriate to reconnect with our sovereign roots among Battle's quaint twittens
There are surprises around every corner in The Lanes, a network of quaint streets and twittens
(narrow passageways) filled with high street brands, small boutiques, jewellery shops, cafes and coffee shops.
In a maze of narrow, flint-walled alleys called twittens
, you find yourself wandering from century to century, each gap providing a new perspective of Downs, river or the ruins of the Norman castle which overlooks the town.