The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, is the splendid summer house built by George IV when he was Prince Regent. In the early 19th century, his architect, John Nash, slapped a cast iron framework around an older, simpler farmhouse and, well, just went to town, really.
The Pavilion is just one of the attractions of this lovely seaside town. Visitors love to stroll among the antique shops and boutiques of "The Lanes", walk the shingle beach or take some fish and chips out to the end of Brighton's Victorian pier.
How to Get There:
- By Train:Trains leave about every 15 minutes from either London Bridge or Victoria Station and take about an hour. Round trip tickets cost about £25 from Victoria.Advanced off peak tickets from London Bridge Station are cheaper.
- By Car: Brighton is 54 miles due south of London. It takes about 1h30 to drive. South of the M25 ring road, the M23 leads into Brighton.
- By Bus: Buses from London to Brighton take between and hour and forty minutes to more than three hours. The cost in 2013 ranged from £5 to £11 each way. Each journey has a small amount of lowest fare tickets available. These sell out quickly so it is a good idea to buy your tickets well in advance.Buses travel hourly between Victoria Coach Station in London and Brighton Pier Coach Station.