regency town house

The Regency Town House

Published On June 15, 2015 | By Zazie Clarke | Hidden Gems

13 Brunswick Square

The Regency Town House is an 1820s Grade I Listed terraced house in Brunswick Square, Hove. During the Regency era, Brighton had a reputation as a fashionable resort for high society and was the favourite hangout of the wild child Prince Regent (soon to be King George IV). This period has left a legacy of amazing architecture in Brighton: from the exotic Royal Pavillion and Brighton Dome, to elegant back streets tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The Regency Town House is a classic example of Regency architecture, and is now being developed as a heritage centre and museum which will focus on the architecture and society of Brighton & Hove from the 1780s to the 1840s. Everyday life in the house has been brought back to life with a whole host of colourful characters based on the known history of the house. The characters first appeared on stage at the 2013 Brighton Food Festival, and you can follow their letters and diaries online. Tours of the house are available, but visits must be pre-booked. There are also regular events including art fairs, talks, courses and special supper clubs.

About The Writer

I recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Anthropology. Since moving back I have been happily reacquainted with Brighton’s idiosyncratic streets and colourful characters. I like writing and riding my bike around the city hunting for hidden treasures.