Brighton

Visiting the Brighton beach with Gary Gatwick

Stuck at The Airport is in England this week, traveling with Gary Gatwick, the fascinating mascot of Gatwick Airport.

Gary has been taking us places which can be enormously easy to get to from Gatwick Airport through the Gatwick Express and the Thameslink trains.

After more than one days in London, we’ve got a day in Brighton, an iconic seashore city with a pebble beach, an enjoyment-filled pier, lots of eclectic stores and eating places, and some uncommon museums.

And it seems that this town that maximum Americans simplest realize from films which include Quadrophenia and The End of the Affair is only a half hour from Gatwick Airport by train.

We raced round city looking to see and enjoy the entirety on our list however, absolutely, we’ll need to time table a full week to come back again to do all of it.

Here’s a sampling of our adventures.

Brighton Palace Pier

Stretching out 1,722 feet, the Victorian-technology Brighton Palace Pier has it all: ice cream and fish & chips; bars, arcade games galore, a fortune-teller, carousels, and different conventional leisure park rides, which include spinning teacups & the Helter Skelter slide journey.

Brighton Fishing Museum

Brighton changed into a “bustling little fishing village on [England’s] south coast which was transformed into a fashionable seashore lodge,” Brighton’s Seafront Heritage Trust will inform you while you go to the Brighton Fishing Museum. Inside this unfastened enchantment are snap shots, fishing community artifacts, marine memorabilia, art, and greater.

The Royal Pavilion

A center, over-the-top enchantment in Brighton, the Royal Pavilion become as soon as a royal residence. Construction commenced in 1787 on this seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811, and King George IV in 1820. Over the years it has served other functions, inclusive of a stint as a health center at some point of World War I, but now it has been restored to its original opulent glory.

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Booth Museum of Natural History

It became a real treat that allows you to visit the Booth Museum of Natural History, an eclectic Victorian-generation museum filled with birds, butterflies, fossils, bones, and taxidermy animals.

The museum was based in 1874 by naturalist and collector Edward Thomas Booth, who was eager on amassing British birds and showing them in herbal habitat settings. He ended up collecting the whole thing from birds to bears and at his demise had created extra than 300 ‘dioramas’ for displays that reached from ground to ceiling.

The museum remains set up in that style and now is a repository for a collection of more than 525,000 bugs, 50,000 minerals and rocks, 30,000 plant life, and lots of microscopic slides.

We read that the museum also has a ‘merman’ in its series, however on arrival, we were instructed that the extraordinary artifact is on a yr-long loan to another museum. So we’ll must come back!