Ok, so you have indulged in the bars, restaurants and shops of Brighton and now its time to take in just a little culture. When you have taken your lifesaving coffee break in the Lanes, amble across to Pavilion Gardens and the Royal Pavilion. Its a serious photographic essential and there are also some nice little areas to just sit and watch the world go by.
About Brighton Pavilion
Apart from the Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion is probably the best known landmark in this hip seaside town.
Designed by John Nash for King George 4th, who also was fundamental in creating the Regents Park London townhouses, its a "folly"; a palace in every sense. So from a humble farmhouse he created a royal residence to allow the king to enjoy his pastimes of carriage driving, horse riding and hunting.
Visitors to the Brighton Pavilion will be able to see the Music Room, the huge Banqueting Room where he lavishly entertained guests, the Great Kitchen with its steam heating technology and the Royal Bedrooms.
You will also be able to visit the Indian Military Hospital Gallery which depicts the use of Brighton Pavilion as a treatment place for Indian troops who had been injured on the Western Front during WW1.
Access to the Pavilion
The Pavilion is easy to get to being in the central area of Brighton close to the Lanes. If you are travelling here from London then its a simple one hour journey from either London Bridge or Victoria Stations.
Included in the admission charge are multi media guides, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and also the visually impaired. However if you have already downloaded the IPhone app then you will get a small discount off your admission.