Photo: Neil Hooting

A true party palace, the Royal Pavilion was created by Prince George as a royal pleasure palace. Created to bring fantasy to life, the building is one of the most decadent in Britain. With Indian-style domes and Moorish minarets, it is impossible to pass by this opulent palace. The romantic exterior is only an introduction to the lavish interiors that spared no expense and are a magnificent expression of colour and detail.

The palace will impress anyone, as the rooms were built to dazzle and amaze visitors. Dragons hang from the gilded ceilings; the very walls are encrusted with gems! Crystal chandeliers drip from the ceilings to nearly blind you with their brilliance. Though the walls and decorations are enough to keep you astonished for hours, the Pavilion also houses furniture and art lent by Her Majesty, the Queen, in addition to the exhaustive display of Regency silver. This palace is truly one to awe visitors and inspire dreams.

A not-miss is the Banqueting Room, which was designed to mimic a theatre as the scenery to Prince George’s magnificent feasts, which often featured as many as 70 dishes! It is vital to journey to the kitchen to see how these elaborate displays were concocted. Complete your trip to the royal bedrooms and the music rooms, which were George’s favourites.

See how the royals lived in private decadence. Any visitor to the Royal Pavilion will be astonished, astounded, and awed by the sumptuousness of this royal party pad.


4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 03000 290900
Times: October to March, 10am–5.15pm
April to September, 9.30am–5.45pm