“Plenty of hidden doors and secret passages…” – The Royal Pavilion in a 1950s children’s book by Malcolm Saville

With public tours of the Royal Pavilion’s basement and tunnel imminent, it is worth looking at how the building with its many deceptive features and hidden passageways has been used in fiction. In 2012 it was the setting for a … Continued

The Royal Pavilion: Strolls in exotic gardens

It is worth having a closer look at the glorious Chinese export wallpaper that was painstakingly removed from the Royal Pavilion’s Saloon by experts Allyson and Andrew McDermott last November. The six large panels are a remarkable survival from the … Continued

The Illuminated Palace

On 1 November the London-based digital artwork studio SDNA will illuminate the exterior of the Royal Pavilion in order to mark and celebrate the opening of the exhibition Turner in Brighton at the Pavilion. Amongst other sources SDNA will use … Continued

The Royal Stables and Riding House

It’s difficult to imagine Brighton without the Royal Pavilion, its most iconic building. But there was a time in the 1840s – when Queen Victoria chose not to retain it as her seaside residence – that its future was in real doubt. … Continued

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