A walking tour of Brighton by a professional guide. Discover the real spirit of Brighton in a lively, funny and informative quest to uncover what makes this city unique and...er...a little bit weird. This tour won Unique Experience of the Year for Brighton 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guide. Discover: - the secrets of England's most eccentric Royal palace - why George IV was 'Britain's most useless king' - the world's first Body Shop - where Abba won the Eurovision song contest - spectacular street art and graffiti - the city's unusual building material - why Brighton is the 'gay capital of Britain' Suitable for both first-time visitors and people who already know Brighton well.
I've lived in Brighton since 2007 and love helping people explore and experience this amazing city. I hold the Blue Badge in Tourist Guiding. This is the UK's highest professional qualification for tourist guiding - the training is detailed and comprehensive. I’m a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and am held accountable to their Code of Professional Conduct. When not guiding, I can be often found training English pronunciation and performing improvised comedy.
We cover all the main districts of central Brighton, including: - Cultural Quarter with its bizarre 'Indian' palace and Regency gardens - North Laine: the colourful alternative shopping district - The Lanes: the atmospheric 18th century fishing town. We finish the tour on the beach with a view towards the iconic Brighton Pier. Total walking distance about 1.5 miles (2.5km), no hills.