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  2. South East England
  3. Brighton
  4. The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

Product ID: 211188
Explore this exotic palace in the center of Brighton with a colorful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Chinese inspired interiors of this former Royal Palace restored to its original 1823 design
  • Experience the building as royal guests would have done in the 1820s
  • Learn about the history of this unique building completed by John Nash
Full description
The Royal Pavilion has a colorful history stretching back 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become an icon of Brighton.

In the mid-1780s George, Prince of Wales, rented a small lodging house overlooking a fashionable promenade in Brighton. Brighton was developing from a decayed fishing town to an established seaside retreat for the rich and famous, being close to London, and after George was sworn in as Prince Regent in 1811 he commissioned John Nash to begin the transformation from modest villa into the magnificent palace that we see today.

Walk through the lavish state rooms on the ground floor including the banqueting room, the music room, the magnificent recently restored saloon, and the great kitchen. Explore further rooms upstairs, including Queen Victoria's bedroom. Learn about the use of the building as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during the first world war.
Includes
  • Admission to the Royal Pavilion
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guides (available in 8 languages) are available on arrival for a small fee
  • Enjoy cream tea or full afternoon tea in our tea room overlooking the Royal Pavilion garden

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Entrance is via the Royal Pavilion Garden, accessed from Pavilion Buildings, New Road or Church Street.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Cameras
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• Please note there is no passenger lift in the building, visitors unable to climb stairs can see a video of the first floor in the AV room
• The tea room is on the first floor
• Mobility scooters are not allowed inside the building, some manual wheelchairs are available which can be requested on arrival but cannot be pre-booked
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Amazing, beautifully restored and delicious fare in cafewe

We spent a long time in the palace looking at the amazing restorations done by the team. The rooms were beautifully restored and the guides were most helpful. We all 4 agreed a wonderful time spent in the Pavilion. The coffee shops was clean and welcoming The gift shop is one of the best we have ever seen with really good quality stock at excellent prices Well done!!!

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October 4, 2019

Beautiful building and history . Shame some of the rooms closed and ornaments moved awaiting the arrival of the new loaned collection . Friendly staff , good gift shop , only thing that let it down was very poor cafe , needs to improve standard of food and choices . The scone we had was stale , the cage could be such a good experience with more care and input .

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September 20, 2019

Always an exquisite place to visit. Never tire of it’s elegance & charm. Having been here many times over the years, overall, I’d say it is going from strength to strength. The only reservations would be regarding the facilities which could be a bit better & more in keeping with the character of the place. It would also be nice to see more special events which could fully utilize the spaces available.

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September 9, 2019

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Royal Pavilion Brighton

Product ID: 211188