Secrets of the Lanes

Brighton's Lanes are the city's prettiest and most historic quarter. Narrow streets of 18th century fishermen's cottages contrast with the modern buzz of funky independent shops and cafes. This atmospheric tour takes you down the hidden passageways to reveal life in Brighton from Tudor times to the present day.

  • atmospheric streets and narrow 'twittens' (passageways)
  • characteristic local architecture and 18th century buildings
  • life in a Tudor fishing town
  • smuggler's tales
  • Brighton's role in the escape of Charles II to France
  • Britain's oldest site of beer brewing
  • a business that has been operating in the same building since 1773
  • the origins of the seaside holiday
  • local legends and characters
  • fashionable Regency Brighton
  • Regency ballrooms and assembly rooms
  • the bad behaviour of Prince George, his friends and his lovers
  • one of Europe's finest 19th century Synagogues
  • popular entertainers and comedians
  • the birth of the British film industry
  • Britain's most extravagant chocolate shop, with its own TV series

Tours Wednesdays - Sundays 11am on request

Can't see the time you want? I'm often more flexible than my booking system allows, so please email me with any requests or questions.

Ghosts and Legends

 

Brighton is one of the most haunted places in England.

It has a long and rich history, first as a town of sailors, fishermen and smugglers, then as a royal health resort. Its centuries-old pubs, hotels and theatres form the backdrop to a wealth of ghost sightings and local legends.

Based on real historical events, documented eyewitness accounts and local folklore, this tour is an entertaining insight into the psyche of the city. And whether you're a believer or not, it makes for an atmospheric and at times unsettling stroll through the atmospheric alleyways of the Old Town. Led by a costumed guide in character.

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How Brighton Changed the World

The first chain-driven safety bicycle was invented in Brighton

 

Brighton has seen more than its fair share of innovation, invention and imagination.

This walk around central Brighton looks at the history of the city and the contributions its people have made to to such diverse and surprising fields as bicycles, clothes, dinosaurs, music, film, business, politics, holidays and the English language.

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Tours across Sussex & South East England

Seven Sisters Country Park, Sussex

 

As a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, I am trained and qualified to provide walking tours, countryside hikes and coach tour commentaries across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

Town tours include Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Chichester, Arundel, Hastings, Rye, Canterbury, Guildford, Windsor. Available for study groups, educational visits, school groups, awaydays, meetings, conferences, social groups, birthdays, hens and stags, private groups and individuals.

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