Victoria Railway Station (meet Simon by the Ticket Office) | Map
Guided by Simon
Short version: Brighton is the Royal Pavilion. And the Lanes. And the seaside.
Long version: The Queen of the South... "Brighton is a quintessential English experience." Brighton is Brighthelmstone, the mediaeval fishing village, echoed to this day in the Old Town, the famous "Lanes" of narrow cobbled alleys and fishermen's cottages. Brighton is Regency elegance, the oldest and for 200 years Europe's most fashionable seaside resort. Brighton is patrician and plebeian – the Royal Crescent and spacious sea-view garden squares and fish & chip shops and antiques and the largest marina in Europe. Brighton is hidden green corners and a heart-stopping view of the whole sweep of the coast and sugar-cake hotels and antique cars and Jane Austen dandies and promenading along the garish but magnificent Victorian Palace Pier. Last but certainly not least, Brighton is the Oriental splendour of the Royal Pavilion, the most exotic palace in Europe, the Taj Mahal of our hemisphere.
The Brighton Day Trip takes place on xxxxxxx. To go on it meet Simon at 9.15 am by the ticket office of VictoriaRailway Station. The Tariff is £25. For the total cost of the trip just add the Tariff to the guide's fee.*
*The guide's fee for a Day Trip is £18 for adults. Or £16 for Super Adults (over 65s) and students. Or £14 for people with the London Walks Discount Card. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent(s) go free.
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If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Brighton do think about booking one as a private tour. Sure, going private is more expensive* than going on the public tour but not over the odds. If you go private you can have the Brighton Tour – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel on 020 7624 3978 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. Makes a fabulous wedding present or birthday gift or anniversary outing. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich. *Well, it's more expensive for an individual or couple or a very small group. It isn't more expensive – indeed, a private tour is less expensive – for a group of, say, 18+ people.
"Nah, don't need it, got it all here," you say. Er, roaming charges? Er, dead battery? Er, reading your phone in the bathtub and you drop it? [Smelling salts interval: sick as a parrot. ashen-faced.] Er, read the famous white leaflet in the bathtub and you drop it what do you do? Er, you dry it out. Anyway, maybe worth making a mental note that you can always pick up the famous white London Walks leaflet at the Cafe in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the old church in Trafalgar Square. They're on the Information Table there, right by the box office. And indeed they also display them on the shop counter, right by the cash register. And it's win-win because the Cafe in the Crypt is one of the town's delights. Should be on everybody's London itinerary.