Brighton’s Best Tours

Published On June 8, 2014 | By Scarlett Pares Landells | Best of Brighton, Things to do features

Whether your visiting Brighton for the first time or you’ve lived here all of your life there’s still so much to discover about the City. Here are our top tours available throughout the year with everything from bike tours to ghost walks and everything in between! Get out there and become a Brighton boff!


brighton-bike-toursBrighton Bike Tours

Discover Brighton’s ragged start, though to the eccentric Regency period of the Royal Pavilion. You will also cruise along Brighton’s smooth seafront, an easy paced 8 mile cycle of fun and facts over 2.5 hours with many fascinating stops on the way. Not to be missed, this is the perfect way to enjoy & discover Brighton. There are also private and group tours available.

Morning: 10.30am-1pm / Afternoon: 2.30pm-5pm (2.5 hours) – £19.50
Twilight Tours :6pm-6.50pm/ 7pm to 7.50pm (Duration 50 minutes) – £12.50


citywalksBrighton City Walks 

The Brighton Story Walk – From fishing village to city. Brighton’s old town explored on this entertaining and informative walk.

Brighton Rock Walk – Graham Greene’s thriller, ‘Brighton Rock’ is brought to life on this fact-filled walk visiting locations featured in the classic film.

Lost Cinemas of Brighton Walk – A informative tour, encompassing film houses stretching back more than a century, an intriguing experience for cinema fanatics and novices to the subject alike.

All tours are a 90 minute duration and are available year round on request. From £5.


sewerBrighton’s Victorian Sewer Tours

Guided tours of Brighton’s magnificent, award-winning Victorian sewers. For more information and tickets visit www.southernwater.co.uk/sewertours. Minimum age is 11 years old. Pre-booking is required. Please note: Tickets can only be booked through Southern Water.

Available most Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year between 9.30am and 6.30pm
1hr duration – £12 (£8.50 seniors, £6 children)


onlyOnly In Brighton Tours

Only in Brighton Tour – A curiously fact-filled and tongue-in-cheek look at what makes Brighton no ordinary City.

Piers and Queers Tour – A tour of Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, taking in over 200 years of history.

How Brighton Changed the World Tour – A walk around central Brighton that looks at the history of the City and the contributions its people have made.

80 minutes duration – £8/£6 (All tours booked via website)


ghost-walk-covent-garden-gallery-4Ghost Walk of the Lanes

The Lanes is Brighton’s oldest and most haunted quarter, with hardly a street or lane that does not have a spectral connection. Join Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, all dressed in full Victorian attire, and visit eight of its most haunted sites. Wandering nuns, hideous spectres and boisterous poltergeists are all to be found down the ancient twitterns of South Lane.

Year round Tuesday – Saturday except over Christmas and New Year
7 days a week in August – 7.30pm
1hr 15mins- £8/£5/£4 children, £20 family


helmetOld Police Cells Tour

This museum opened in 2005 and was created by retired and serving police officers and council staff. Located underneath Brighton Town Hall the museum houses 13 disused police cells containing a variety of different exhibits including police uniforms and equipment, a 1950’s detective office and old cell reconstructions.

Tues – Sat, April – November
10.30am – FREE


walkdead-9Brighton Walks

Why was Brighton Pavilion built in an Indian style with the most elaborate Chinese interior? Who was Mrs Fitzherbert ? Who was Prinny? What’s the difference between The Lanes and North Laine? How did a small fishing village called Brighthelmstone dating from before 1086 become the cosmopolitan vibrant and exciting City of Brighton and Hove in 2013? Get the answers to these questions and many more with a variety of tours around our great City with Brighton Walks.

Private tours for groups and individuals are available through the website – £10/£8 

 

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About The Writer

Scarlett is a trainee journalist and Archaeology graduate. Having recently moved from Manchester she is exploring all that Brighton has to offer and writing about it! Arts' music,food, archaeology, reviews and musings coming soon, watch this space. (Blog coming soon!)