The Royal Pavilion was home to King George IV. King George hired architect John Nash to redesign the modest 18th century lodging home into a decadent and handsome neo-classical villa. It’s an exotic looking palace where every room boasts elaborate and opulent interiors.
The palace is full of exciting history
The history of the Pavilion stretches back over 200 years. It’s been a pleasure palace for royals, a civic building and a hospital during the First World War. Now it serves as an iconic piece of architecture in the centre of Brighton. Today, over 400,000 tourists visit the attraction annually.
As well as the beautiful building itself the Brighton Pavilion also has some small but lovely gardens open to the public. It’s a nice place for a stroll or picnic in the summer and often used by street entertainers.
If you need a break from your tour you can visit the Royal Pavilion Tearoom which offers a wide selection of teas, sandwiches, cakes and scones.