'My son and I found this a highlight of our trip to Brighton. Our guide was supremely well informed and has many interesting anecdotes to tell. Highly recommended for a rich context of what Brighton is and was all about' - Trip Advisor






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.


Daily Telegraph 'Best Things to Do in Brighton' Jan 2020


'A great way to learn more in depth about the town'


'Full of stories, history, important entertainment events and architectural insights'


'Delightful and enjoyed every moment'


'The tour guide was knowledgable and also very funny'

  • atmospheric streets and narrow 'twittens' (passageways)
  • characteristic local architecture
  • smuggler's tales
  • origins of the seaside holiday
  • local legends and characters
  • fashionable Regency Brighton
  • the scandals of Prince George, his friends and his lovers
  • one of Europe's finest 19thc synagogues
  • popular entertainers and musicians
  • the birth of British film

Secrets of the Lanes: semi-private (small group) tours 

Time: check calendar below for exact dates. Pre-booking only.


Meet: Brighton Pier


Finish: 90 minutes after start - Brighton beach (5 minutes walk from start)


Six or more people in your group? It's better value to book a private tour.

Photographs by Vik Martin, Paul Singer, Ric Morris, Visit Brighton, Visit Britain.

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