Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE
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- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing
Best for Culture - Expert review of Royal Pavilion
Brighton is a city which likes its pleasures undiluted, so it seems fitting that its most prominent historical landmark should be a temple to hedonism and extravagance.
Originally a simple farmhouse, John Nash upgraded it to a splendid multi-domed palace in the 1810s, at the request of George, the Prince Regent. On completion, the Pavilion was daringly modern, with state-of-the-art lighting, heating and kitchen equipment. Above all, it was flamboyant - while the architecture took its cues from India, the interior was stuffed with rich fabrics and chic Chinese-style furniture.
Several magnificent rooms are open to the public, including the splendid Banqueting Hall where George and his guests used to dine in outrageously lavish fashion.
Adults cost £9.80 (Brighton and Hove residents cost £4.90).
More information on Royal Pavilion:
- Price guide:
- Castle / palace, Landmark / monument, Museum
- Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE
- 03000 290290
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Oct-Mar: daily 10am-5.15pm. Apr-Sep: daily 9.30am-5.45pm.