Eastern Brighton Self-Guided Tour, Brighton (Self Guided)

Kemp Town is the eastern district of Brighton, which is home to grand seafront crescents, churches, elegant squares, numerous shopping venues, galleries and cozy pubs. The area is also known as the largest spiritual home of the city's gay and lesbian community. Next self-guided tour will lead to the most interesting and prominent places in this lively area.
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Eastern Brighton Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Eastern Brighton Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: England » Brighton (See other walking tours in Brighton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: leticia

1) Metrodeco

Metrodeco is located at 38 Upper St. James's Street and is a tea shop, which also offers two floors of chic 20th century furniture for sale, created by renowned designers. Here you will find decorative furniture from the Art Deco period including chairs, tables, glass, ceramics, mirrors, lights, dining suites, ornaments and figurines.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 6 pm; Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm
Paros Antiques

2) Paros Antiques

Paros Antiques is an antique shop, situated at 34/35 Upper St. James's Street. Here you will find a wide range of antique objects, including bronze figurines, china, glass, clocks, furniture, jewelry, lamps, posters, collectable and rare books, etc. The shop is closed on Tuesdays.

Operation Hours: Monday: 11 am - 5 pm; Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 1 am - 4 pm
Brighton Flea Market

3) Brighton Flea Market

Brighton Flea Market is a shopping venue on Upper St. James’s Street. Housed in a colorful building in Kemp Town, it offers glassware, silverware, mirrors, tables, chairs and other original things from the Victorian era to the 90s, for pretty good prices.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 5 pm
St John the Baptist's Church

4) St John the Baptist's Church

St John the Baptist's Church is a Roman Catholic church in the Kemptown area of the English city of Brighton and Hove. It was the first Roman Catholic church built in Brighton after the process of Catholic Emancipation in the early 19th century removed restrictions on Catholic worship. Located on Bristol Road, a main road east of the city centre, it is one of 11 Catholic churches in Brighton and Hove.

The first Catholic place of worship in Brighton was established above a shop in 1798; it was one of the earliest in Britain. In 1805 the priest in charge, a French émigré, started to raise money for a permanent building; a site on High Street, east of the Royal Pavilion and Old Steine, was found, and the Classical-style church was completed in 1807. It was demolished in 1981. St John the Baptist Catholic School moved away from its original site next to the church in 1989, when a new building was provided on Whitehawk Hill. The convent chapel is now used as a rest home, although its origins as a chapel are still apparent. The church holds Masses on Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings and Holy Days of Obligation.

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Royal Crescent

5) Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent is a crescent-shaped terrace of houses on the seafront in Brighton. Built in the late 18th and early 19th century as a speculative development on cliffs east of Brighton by a wealthy merchant, the 14 lodging houses formed the town's eastern boundary until about 1820.

It was the seaside resort's first planned architectural composition, and the first built intentionally to face the sea. The variety of building materials used include black glazed mathematical tiles—a characteristic feature of Brighton's 18th-century architecture. The crescent of 14 houses was the first to be built facing the sea and to be designed in harmony with it. Brighton's 18th-century development had been haphazard and unplanned, and Royal Crescent also represented the first unified architectural design, planned as a set-piece and overseen from start to finish by one man. The grand scale was intended to attract middle- and upper-class residents, both permanent and seasonal, and it was immediately successful: early tenants included the Rice family, a brewing dynasty from London.

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Brighton Framing Gallery

6) Brighton Framing Gallery

Brighton Framing Gallery is an independent framers and art gallery. Located on Saint Georges Road, it focuses on quality framing and contemporary art. It displays original artwork created by local artists. Here you will see textile art, jewelry, handmade books, enamel and metal works, as well as other interesting things.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
St George's Church

7) St George's Church

St George's Church is an Anglican church in the Kemptown area of Brighton, in the English city of Brighton and Hove. It was built at the request of Thomas Read Kemp, who had created and financed the Kemp Town estate on the cliffs east of Brighton in the early 19th century, and is now regarded as the parish church of the wider Kemptown area.

Busby designed St George's Church in a Neoclassical style, with simple clean lines and strong symmetry. The exterior consists of yellow brick with some stucco work, regularly spaced tiered pairs of round-headed windows, and a deep cornice with no ornamentation. The western face, where the entrance is situated, has Ionic columns and pilasters on each side of the door, and a central tower topped by a cupola with a small cross. Clock faces were added on each side soon in 1840. Inside, there are galleries at the northern, southern and western sides, reached by curved staircases. The church has a community centre at which various groups meet regularly, and a café, in the crypt below the building. St George's also acts as one of Brighton's largest venues for alternative and folk music concerts.

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Walking Tours in Brighton, England

Create Your Own Walk in Brighton

Create Your Own Walk in Brighton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Brighton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Brighton Shopping Spots Self-Guided Tour

Brighton Shopping Spots Self-Guided Tour

Brighton is a real shopper’s paradise, and it boasts an extensive assortment of various shopping venues. From squares and narrow streets to flea markets and whole districts, Brighton is teeming with places to shop. This walking tour will put you on the right track to Brighton’s most prominent shopping spots.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Northern Brighton Walking Tour

Northern Brighton Walking Tour

In the northern part of Brighton, you will find a number of interesting attractions. Here you will find old St Mary's Church, 13th-century St Peter's Church, historic Preston Manor House, Preston Park, Booth Museum of Natural History, St. Anne's Well Gardens and other amazing places. This tour will help you to discover the northern part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Brighton Places of Worship Walking Tour

Brighton Places of Worship Walking Tour

Brighton is home to a huge number of beautiful churches and old religious buildings. Some churches date back to the 18th century and are beautiful buildings of architectural, historical, cultural and religious value. This walking tour will take you to the most important religious sites in Brighton.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Just an hour or so train ride down south from London, Brighton is the most popular tourist destination overlooking the English Channel. Alongside some typical of any seaside resort attractions, such as Brighton Pier with its waterfront amusements and vibrant nightlife, there are quite a few unique landmarks attesting to the city's rich historic and cultural heritage. This orientation walk...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Brighton Cultural Venues Walking Tour

Brighton Cultural Venues Walking Tour

Brighton is an excellent place for cultural exploration. It houses wonderful museums, fine galleries and other interesting cultural venues. Whatever your taste, cultural Brighton will satisfy even the most discerning cultural visitors. Take the next walking tour to find the most interesting and prominent cultural venues in Brighton!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Brighton Seafront Walking Tour

Brighton Seafront Walking Tour

Initially a little fishing village on the south coast of England, Brighton was transformed into a prominent seaside resort. Brighton seafront offers its beautiful seaside, housing two museums, the old carousel, piers, souvenir shops, cafes and the famous Artist Quarter. This walking tour will take you to the most interesting places on Brighton's seafront.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Brighton for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Brighton has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Brighton, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.