Favourite spots in Brighton

A lovely seaside city in England

Brighton - Wiki - Location

  • City status in 2000. Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the
  • Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods.
  • The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone", "Brighton" was originally an informal shortened form, first seen in 1660; it gradually supplanted the longer name and was in general use from the late 18th century, although Brighthelmstone remained the town's official name until 1810
  • Arrival of the railways in 1841
  • As of 2017, Brighton and Hove had a resident population of about 290,885, ranked the 45th most populous district in England.
    2011 census which revealed that 42 per cent of the population profess no religion, far higher than the national average of 25 per cent.
  • As part of the Jedi census phenomenon in 2001, 2.6 per cent claimed their religion was 'Jedi Knight', the largest percentage in the country.
  • In December 2021, new data released by Shelter, revealed that ‘one in 78 people in Brighton and Hove are homeless’. The report also records the city as having the third highest rate of homelessness in England.
  • Drinking and bathing in seawater became a fad in the late 18th century.

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Brighton Palace Pier - Website - Location - Wiki

  • Opened in 1899 and home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants and deckchairs to enjoy the sea view 1,722ft long Victorian pier.
  • Is Grade II listed.
  • Because of the pier's length, repainting it takes three months every year.
  • At night, it is illuminated by 67,000 bulbs. 

British Airways i360 - Website  - Location - Wiki

  • A glass pod with a cocktail bar travels skyward 162 m (531 ft) for dramatic ocean & city views. The tower opened on 4 August 2016.
  • British Airways i360 was designed, engineered, manufactured and promoted by the team responsible for the London Eye (Marks Barfield).
  • The attraction cost £46 million.
  • During promotions at the time of the tower's opening, its owners claimed that the i360 was "the world's tallest moving observation tower". The Guinness World Record title was later revoked after Guinness discovered that the 500-foot (150 m) Top o'Texas Tower, which opened in 2013, had a moving platform which reached a greater height.[38][39] The Advertising Standards Authority subsequently ordered British Airways to cease advertising the i360 in this way. Link

Royal Pavilion - (Museum) - Website - Location 

  • Distinctive Asian-style palace built for King George IV, with restored rooms, gardens and tours. Grade I listed. The garden is Grade II listed in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
  • Beginning in 1787, it was built in three stages as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811, and King George IV in 1820. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century.
  • The current appearance of the Pavilion, with its domes and minarets, is the work of architect John Nash, who extended the building starting in 1815.
  • During the First World War, the Pavilion, along with other sites in Brighton, was transformed into a military hospital. over 720 beds. Over 2,300 men were treated at the hospital.

The Lanes - Location

  • A maze of twisting alleyways, offering an extraordinary mix of history and heritage lingering amidst the antique, jewelry, boutique fashion and design shops.
  • The Lanes were originally the center of the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone. but they were built up during the late 18th century and were fully laid out by 1792

Clock Tower - Wiki - Location

  • Also called Jubilee Clock Tower, Built in 1888 in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Many town’s did this
  • A local advertising contractor, James Willing, decided to commission one for Brighton. He donated £2,000.
  • Grade II by English Heritage on 26 August 1999
  • It rises to 75 feet (23 m), and the mast for Volk's time ball adds a further 16 feet (4.9 m)

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