Right in the heart of bustling Brighton, the Royal Pavilion is one of Sussex’s most recognisable landmarks, and the story behind the palace is every bit as quirky as the building itself! With its exotic Indian design, the palace is the ultimate pleasure park fit for a king, and these days this neo-classical villa is a fascinating museum open throughout the year.
The pavilion’s now home to some of the country’s most impressive collections and the chinoiserie style, and its rooms offer a rare glimpse into the life of George IV. The pavilion’s visitors can wander the music room, the banqueting room, the opulent royal bedrooms and the royal reception rooms. Step back in time and into the world of royalty as you explore the kitchens, completed all the way back in 1816 and see just how much was involved in preparing feasts worthy of a ruler.
Since its creation by John Nash nearly two centuries ago the Royal Pavilion has stood at the centre of colourful Brighton, and no matter how you find its outlandish design a visit is the only place to discover the real spirit of the city.