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Properties and events in Brighton & Hove 2017

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“EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN” - Avril Coleridge-Taylor

St. Georges Church, St. Georges Road, Kemptown, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 1ED

Avril (aka Gwendolen) was born in South Norwood, London and lived for many years in Seaford until her death in 1989. The daughter of the composer…

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All Saints’ Church Guided Tour, Photo Exhibition and Vaughan Williams performances

All Saints Church, Junction The Drive and Eaton Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3QE

All Saints has one of the richest arrays of Christian iconography of the period and its furnishings of carved stone and woodwork, together with…

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All Saints’ Church, Patcham

All Saints Church, Church Hill, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8YE

Come and visit our 12th Century church with its beautiful stained-glass windows, fascinating Doom Painting, medieval memorial and gravestones in…

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Brighton College Tour

Brighton College , Eastern Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0AL

The College is situated in the Kemp Town district to the east of Brighton. The early parts were designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, RA, 1848 to 1862.…

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum Tours

Brighton Toy & Model Museum, 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4EB

… Then you will enjoy a visit to Brighton Toy and Model Museum, home to one of the finest collections of toys and models in the world. Situated…

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Brighton’s Palace Pier Heritage Tour

Meet at the entrance of Brighton Palace Pier, Madeira Drive, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 1TW

Join Jackie Marsh-Hobbs on a Heritage tour of Brighton’s Palace Pier, looking back at the pier's history. The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier…

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Clayton Tunnel North Portal

Tunnel House, Clayton Hill, Clayton, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN6 9PQ

Every day hundreds of trains hurtle under this Gothic folly whose imposing castellated towers protect the old tunnel keeper's cottage. But for…

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 2 - The Floral Clock Circular

Start: top of Palmeira Square at the Floral Clock, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Until recently there was no definitive record of these plaques, but now there is the Regency Society's survey and Plaque Trail publications. This…

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 3 - The Old Town of Brighton

Start: Old Steine, northeast corner of St James' Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Until recently there was no definitive record of these plaques, but now there is the Regency Society's survey and Plaque Trail publications. This…

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Duke of York’s Cinema

Duke of York's Cinema, Preston Circus, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4NA

The Duke of York's opened its doors on 22 September 1910. After welcoming millions of audience members, witnessing many changes of ownership and…

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Embassy Court, Icon of 20th Century Modernism

King's Road, Corner of Western Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2PX

A 90 minute tour of this iconic 1930s Modernist apartment block on Brighton seafront. It was the first purpose built apartment block in the UK to…

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Foredown Tower Camera Obscura Demonstration

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN41 2EW

A hidden gem nestled on the edge of the South Downs, Foredown Tower fascinates adults and children alike. This iconic Edwardian water tower stands…

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Jewish Burial Grounds, Florence Place

Jewish Burial Ground, Florence Place, Ditchling Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6JA

The Jewish cemetery at Florence Place is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Brighton and was set up in 1826 on land given to the community by Thomas…

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Open Day at The Keep

The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 9BP

Once again, we’ll be offering behind-the-scenes tours, talks and practical advice for local and family historians, plus displays of rarely seen…

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Preston Park History Tour

Florianas Rotunda Cafe, Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6HN

What was the ancient significance of this plot? Who owned the land, and when and why did they sell it? Who provided the money to buy the land to…

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Pubs, Banks and Pylons - The Architectural Legacy of John Leopold Denman

Meet at entrance to Brighton Museum, Brighton Museum, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

These monuments are familiar to anyone who has ever driven on the London -Brighton road , but who was the architect ? Well , he was John Leopold…

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Roedean: Then and Now - Roedean School Tour

Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 5RQ

Hear about how Sir John Simpson's inspiring architecture of Roedean School influenced his design of the original Wembley Stadium and discover how…

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Saddlescombe Farm

National Trust, Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road, Saddlescombe, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN45 7DE

Saddlescombe will be open for just one day for visitors to experience. Expert guides will be relating the story of Saddlescombe from the past…

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St Bartholomew’s Church

Ann Street, Brighton , Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4GP

The fabric itself is is a masterpiece of brickwork and a credit to its little-known architect, Edmund Scott. The fittings, great baldacchino and…

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St Helen’s Church Open Days

St Helen’s Church, Hangleton Way/Downsview, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 8ER

It does not feature in Domesday, but certainly was in existence by 1093. The Tower was added c.1300 along with a re-modelling of the Chancel. The…

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St John the Baptist Church, Hove

St John the Baptist Church, Palmeira Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BW

The church was developed over 20 years ago to provide extensive and flexible community centre space and accessible spec for an over 50s centre,…

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St Leonard’s Church, Aldrington

St Leonard's Church, 211 New Church Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4DB

In the 1700s a storm destroyed almost all of the church of St Leonard's. It was not until 1877/78 that the ruin was replaced by a small building…

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St. Peter’s Church, Preston Park

Behind Preston Manor, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6SD

Painted treasures in a wonderful landscape This simple square-towered church, built from flint rubble, is 800 years old. It stands in the…

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TAKE SHELTER! @ Downs Junior School

Downs Junior School, Rugby Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6ED

Hidden away under the playground at Downs Junior School is an amazing original WW2 Air Raid Shelter. Constructed in 1939, the Shelter is the…

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The Development of North Laine as Brighton’s Industrial and Commercial Suburb

Meet at: entrance to Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

The tour will last approx 1 hour 45 minutes. There are no mobility issues as such although participants will need to be able to keep up with the…

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The Fascinating Mr Ranger and Early British Concrete Heritage

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

William Ranger was born in Ringmer, Sussex, at the end of the 18th century but spent many of his formative years in Brighton; where he worked with…

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The Feibusch Nativity Mural At St Wilfrid’s

1 St. Wilfrids Flats, Whippingham Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3PZ

This is a unique opportunity to view the stunning mural painted by Hans Feibusch in 1939 which is not normally open for public viewing. The mural…

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The Grand Cemetery Tour

Meet in the Woodvale Crematorium car park on Bear Road, Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3QB

A walk through the Victorian necropolis, noting the many monuments and mausoleums, pillars, columns, obelisks, angels, urns, sarcophagi and…

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The Secret Garden, Hove

Behind St Leonard's Church, New Church Road, Hove, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4ED

Over the last four years it has been transformed by the local community from an overgrown bramble and thistle patch in a graveyard, to a community…

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The Waste House Tour

Grand Parade Mews, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0BG

The Brighton Waste House investigates strategies for constructing a contemporary, low energy, permanent building using over 85% ‘waste’…

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Theatre Royal Brighton Tour

New Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1SD

Step into the Theatre and be engulfed by the glamorous world of West End productions and stars of the stage. Creep behind the scenes of this…

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