Experience the magical world of Brighton's Royal Pavilion, home to three British monarchs. Decorated in the Chinese taste with an Indian exterior this Regency Palace is quite breathtaking.
The famous sea-side residence was built for King George IV, and was also used by his brother William IV and their niece Queen Victoria. Originally a farmhouse, in 1787 architect Henry Holland created a neo-classical villa on the site. It was later transformed into its current Indian style by John Nash between 1815 and 1822.
Magnificent decorations and fantastic furnishings have been re-created in the recent extensive structural and interior restoration program. Enter a fantasy world filled with mythical creatures, astonishing colours and superb craftsmanship including many original furnishings and decorations on loan from H M The Queen.
Witness the extravagance of the Music Room with its domed ceiling of gilded scallop-shaped shells and hand-knotted carpet, and promenade along the Long Gallery with its bright blues and pinks.
Lavish menus were created in the Great Kitchen, with its cast iron palm trees and superb collection of copper ware, and then served in the rich opulence of the Banqueting Room - a setting dominated by its spectacular central chandelier held by a silvered dragon.
Regency teas, light lunches and refreshments can be enjoyed in the Queen Adelaide tea rooms, its balcony providing sweeping views over the newly restored gardens.
Browse in the Pavilion Shop among the fine collection of books, prints, ceramics and gifts from exquisite jewellery to reproductions of the Pavilion's own wallpapers and fabrics.
The Pavilion offers many services to enhance your visit including guided tours, provision for disabled visitors and education facilities.
The State Rooms are available for corporate evening hire and the Pavilion is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.
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