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“Informative and esoteric” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Only in Brighton - Tour

Only in Brighton - Tour
Outside Al Duomo restaurant | Next to Royal Pavilion shop, Brighton, England
+44 7954 482112
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Owner description: What connects Abba and a panty-less celebrity? Mount Everest and Tescos in Hove? A stained wall and the genesis of a worldwide retail brand? What's the story behind a same-sex wedding in 1923...Britain's 'most useless' monarch...a certain Parisian radio station? Why is my charming Regency property crumbling? Only in Brighton is a vivid 80-minute guided walk - a curiously fact-filled and tongue-in-cheek look at the landmarks, past and present, that make Brighton a city like no other. For the visitor, it is an insider's introduction; for the hardened Brightonian, a revelation and celebration. This personal tribute cuts to the heart of a unique city in all its glory, shame and muesli. Tours most Fridays and Saturdays 7pm April-November. Check website to confirm dates. £8/6. Meet outside Al Duomo restaurant, by Royal Pavilion Shop. No need to book. Private tours available outside normal hours - email to ask.
Hove, UK
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“Informative and esoteric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I have done a few Brighton tours now, so I was wondering how this might be different. Well, it does what it says on the tin: it tells you about the things that you see... only in Brighton - origins of well-known things, superlatives, etc. For Brightonians, you'll be intrigued by the things you pass each day but have never noticed, like... well, that would be spoiling it, wouldn't it? For tourists, you'll see the expected, but will also see things other tours won't cover. The tour includes Brighton's origins, spends a fair bit of time in the 1970s and 80s, and even comes up to current times. My friend and I had an engaging time. I must say, it's the second time I heard the word 'liminal' used in two weeks - only in Brighton! Highly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A MUST DO!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A must do in Brighton! I really enjoyed hearing about the quirky stories of Brighton. Great experience and would definetely do it again!!!!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent, quirky and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Really enjoyed this tour despite some light rain. Ric is knowledgeable and shares this in a way that is lighthearted, informative and fun. Don't miss this - really worthwhile.

Visited October 2012
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“An excellent walk!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We did our walk with Ric on a dark and windy evening, but he managed to make it a most enjoyable and informative experience. Quite a challenge, pitching to veteran Brighton residents and visitors alike, but Ric managed to do it with good humour and off-beat information. We very much enjoyed the experience. (Shame about the bad manners of other group members who left without apology or thanks - but guess that's all in a day's work for Ric!)

Visited September 2012
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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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“First Class !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Very interesting, informative & enjoyable, would definately recommend. Lasts 1 hr & 20 min & packed with facts & querky info, easily undrstood and well put together by Ric, in words & pictures.

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