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Brighton Sewer Tour

Address: Brighton, England
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Ranked #24 of 76 Activities in Brighton
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After a full safety briefing and the distribution of hard hats, helmet lights and gloves your excellent guides - who work underground - take you round these working sewers. You get used to a slight odour quite quickly and this trip has not been cosmetisised ( I know there is no such word, but you'll know what I mean ).... More

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What amazing foresight the Victorians had when they built the Brighton sewers. Not only did they build them well enough to last at least 500 more years but also with enough capacity to cope with our needs today (much more than 100 years ago!) The tour was well organised and very interesting if a bit stinky in places!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What an amazing experience - although probably one I would not repeat! Book well in advance as each tour is restricted to 25 people and only operates during the summer a few evenings a week. The guides - there were four on my tour - are all employed in a full time capacity by Southern Water, excellent at their presentations... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have been wanted to do this tour for years, but have never had the chance to get round to it. However I have finally done it! The most important thing to note is you will need to book in advance, and these tours are so popular they often sell out in advance. The tour starts under the arches to... More

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hove
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I've been meaning to do this for years! Book in advance on Southern Waters website; this will also advise what to wear and to meet at arch 260 by the Palace Pier. At the first you sign in and given a numbered lanyard, hard hat (try and pick one that has a light) and latex gloves. Before the tour you... More

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Lewes
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I was quite hesitant before we entered the sewers but it was very well organised, safe and not as smelly as you'd think. You are given gloves and a hard hat to wear and it's best to wear good boots/trainers as it can be a bit wet and slippery in places. There's a natural stream flowing through part of it... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We were looking forward to experiencing the tour through a part of Brighton’s Victorian sewer system. Thankfully the experience more than lived up to our expectations. First off, you are kitted out with a hard hat and latex gloves. Then you have a health and safety talk followed by a short video presentation on the history of the system. Once... More

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