Experience hosted by Ric

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

A walking tour of Brighton's famous Lanes - the prettiest and most historic quarter.
Narrow streets of 18th century fishermen's cottages contrast with the modern buzz of funky independent shops and cafes. This atmospheric tour takes you down the hidden passageways to reveal life in Brighton from Tudor times to the present day.

- atmospheric streets and narrow 'twittens' (passageways)
- characteristic local architecture and 18th century buildings
- Britain's oldest site of beer brewing
- the origins of the seaside holiday
- local legends and characters
- fashionable Regency Brighton
- the bad behaviour of Prince George, his friends and his lovers
- one of Europe's finest 19th century Synagogues
- popular entertainers and musicians
- the birth of the British film industry
A walking tour of Brighton's famous Lanes - the prettiest and most historic quarter.
Narrow streets of 18th century fishermen's cottages contrast with the modern buzz of funky independent shops and cafes. This atmospheric tour takes you down the hidden passageways to reveal life in Brighton from Tudor times to the present day.

- atmospheric streets and narrow 'twittens' (passageways)
- characteristic local architecture and…

Meet your Host, Ric

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

I hold the Blue Badge in Tourist Guiding. This is the UK's highest professional qualification for tourist guiding - the training is detailed and comprehensive. I’m a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and am held accountable to their Code of Professional Conduct.

When not guiding, I can be often found training English pronunciation and performing improvised comedy.
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From $47/ person

$47 per person
$47 per person
$47 per person

Where you'll be

The tour explores the compact area of the Lanes, right behind the famous seafront and pier. This is the original 18th century old town.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Emily
September 2021
Really enjoyed this short tour - was good to learn more about an area we’ve been visiting for years. The plaques now mean something!!!
Annie
May 2021
Ric is very knowledgeable and answered every single question we had. The tour was informative but the chocolate shop mentioned in the description had closed a year before. We paid £70 for two people and it felt a bit expensive for a 1h30 tour.
Diva
August 2020
Ric was a Real Pro. I have so much respect learning a whole lot about the history of Brighton. He was delightful indeed and enjoyed every moment spent during our tour with all loads on information in a good pace. Because of Ric — I found my bearings in the city during my stay. He was truly helpful and wonderfully informative. His passion on knowledge about Brighton was so infectious! I truly had a swell, swell time with him. Absolutely a marvelous moment, orienting myself with the city’s rich history — ALL BECAUSE OF RIC !!!! Thanks a whole lot Ric for sharing your city around ! YOU’RE a real “gem” in Brighton !!!!
Alan
March 2020
No doubt due to time of year and other current social concern, the tour was low in numbers and deserved more people to enjoy. Nevertheless Ric's enthusiasm for the subject didn't waiver and the added advantage for those present, was the opportunity to ask more questions and get more elaboration on various aspects. Very good introduction to Brighton.
Jicholas
October 2019
This quirky little area has many details that are easily lost. That’s a shame because it is full of stories, history, important entertainment events, and architectural insights that Ric provides. Time well spent!
Paula
October 2019
I think this was a great way to be introduced to the Lanes and the unique preserved buildings. Ric was an experienced guide who knew how to pace the walk and make it interesting. We never felt rushed and since it felt private, we were able to ask questions.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 5 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.