LGBTQ+ History Tour of Brighton

Brighton, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Ric

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

We explore Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, in a colourful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city centre.

This tour won the iGap Travel Award for the LGBT Tour of the Year UK 2018, and Time Out called it the '5th Best Thing to Do in Brighton'.

We take in over 200 years of history including Regency Dandies, 1960s lesbian and gay life, and political activism. We discover prominent historical figures including Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde and Dusty Springfield, as well as some extraordinary unsung heroes, including a 19th-century lesbian diarist, an Edwardian 'drag king' and a 'same-sex' marriage in 1923.
We explore Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, in a colourful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city centre.

This tour won the iGap Travel Award for the LGBT Tour of the Year UK 2018, and Time Out called it the '5th Best Thing to Do in Brighton'.

We take in over 200 years of history including Regency Dandies, 1960s lesbian and gay life, and political activism. We discover prominen…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Ric

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’ve lived in Brighton since 2007 and I love helping people explore and experience this amazing city.

I hold the Blue Badge in Tourist Guiding. I’m a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and am held accountable to their Code of Professional Conduct.

From 2001-2013 I worked on the LGBTQ History Tour of Soho with the community development organisation centred, where I developed the tour content and trained new accredited guides.

When not guiding, I can be often found training English pronunciation and performing improvised comedy.
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Where you'll be

We'll see all the main areas of central Brighton including the beach, the Lanes (old town) and the modern gay district, as well as some hidden passageways and lesser-known areas.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Abigail
November 2021
Ric is an exceptionally knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide who has a clear passion for Brightons LGBT History. I learned so much on my tour today and was particularly impressed as I was the only person there (its a quiet time of year!) but this made no difference to the quality of the tour given for me. He was also great at answering my random questions about Brighton and its history. Thank you!
Conor
September 2021
Friendly, inclusive and informative tour. Good to learn about lesser known but important figures from queer history. Thanks to Ric for keep their memory current!
Jiri
September 2021
Thanks Ric for a great tour, despite it pouring down! Was really interesting to learn about people throughout history and how they impacted others, even up to current policies and marches.
Ellen
September 2021
Brilliant tour. Really fascinating and informative. We learned lots. Very friendly guide. A great insight into Brighton's past and to learn new things about the area.
Chloe
September 2021
We would definitely recommend going on Ric's tour. We learn't so much about the local LGBTQ+ history which we wouldn't of known about if we handed of booked on to Ric's tour. Ric showed great passion and love for all the history and LGBTQ+ knowledge which came across in how he spoke with such love for Brighton and our LGBTQ+ community.
Carmen
August 2021
This was the most entertaining and educating tour I ever had! Ric tells stories in a way you are really going to picture history as something what was happen, just in Brighton. It opened up my eyes for the next day’s experience on my own. Thanks!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.