• Brighton Underground Show - last chance

    St. Andrew's Church


    Having covered a lot of the surface of Brighton , its time to head underground on a virtual tour around the subterranean sights of the city . We will explore the tunnels beneath the Pavilion ( and separate the truth from the myth ) , follow the course of the magnificent Brighton sewer system , find secret entrances and exits , smugglers caves , and railway disasters . Join me in the darkness At Andrews ( opposite the Southern Belle ) in Hove to find out what lies beneath .

  • End Of Summer Stroll - Clayton Village , Jill Windmill and a medieval church too

    • What we'll do . Clayton is right on the doorstep of Brighton and has some secrets to share . This will be a walk from Hassocks to Clayton ( 1 mile ) through Butchers Wood . In the village we will see the Clayton Tunnel , designed in 1841 and hear the story of the disaster that happened there in 1846 when two trains collided head on . We will also visit the church of St John The Baptist which house medieval murals from the 12th Century . After a drink at The Jack and Jill pub we will go up to the Jill windmill itself which will have been recently repainted ( Jack is privately owned ) , and hear about it's history and the windmills place in Sussex agriculture . This will be a dog friendly walk for those that are up for walking longer distances than my usual tours. It will also be a longer trip timewise so leave the afternoon free and bring vittles with you too . We will meet at Hassocks train station front entrance ( lots of parking there too ) and come back to the same place at the end As always my tours are only £5 each and children go free . Look forward to seeing you there • What to bring Water , Sunscreen , Walking shoes , sandwiches and sunshine ( if we all bring some with us there will be plenty ) • Important to know

  • Cissbury Ring - Iron and Magic

    Start - Storrington Rise Car Park

    Cissbury Ring , just outside Worthing , is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Sussex , over 60 acres . 900 years ago it was used as a flint mine . It is associated with old Sussex legend as well - stories of dragons , fairies and devils . Join me for a summer walk around this ancient site and discover its secrets . All my tours are only £5 per person and children go free - Look forward to seeing you there Hello , some detailed info for those driving or coming by bus - the best place to meet will be Storrington Rise Car park , which you can see on this map http://my.viewranger.... (http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/OTQ2MjM)­= Those of you coming by public transport , you need to get to Worthing and then take the No 23 bus https://assets.goahead... (https://assets.goaheadbus.com/media/cms_page_media/2016/7/26/23-timetable-030916.pdf)­ You will need to get off at the May Tree Avenue stop on Findon Road and walk up top the car park Any problems you can ring me ( my number is next to my name ) Nick

  • Brighton In The Movies

    St. Andrew's Church


    Brighton has always been photogenic - it was where the great film pioneers made their home and since then it has featured in all manner of films , from "Carry On At Your Convenience " to "Mirrormask" and "Downs Terrace" . Join me in the wonderful location of St Andrews Church in Hove for a virtual tour around the film locations of the city . Using movie clips , pictures and anecdotes , we will track down some of the great and not so great ( Cuffs" anyone ? ) movies that have been shot with Brighton as a backdrop , including Oh What A Lovely War Mona Lisa Quadraphenia Brighton Rock ( twice ) Wimbledon and many more - tickets are £6.50 and can be bought by RSVP'ing here - once you have paid there's no need for a physical ticket - your name will be on the list . Suitable for children over 14 .

  • Brighton Beach - An Unusual History

    The Southern Belle


    It's most famous stretch of beach in the country - every summer thousands of tourists flock to the seaside here to enjoy the pier , zip wire , electric train and badly cooked bbq's . But that's just its recent history - the further back you go the more interesting it becomes . Join me in the Southern Belle Theatre in Hove with a drink at your elbow as we take an entertaining virtual tour through the long history of the beach , from bathing machines to nudist beaches , strolls on the promenade to mods and rockers fighting on the front . Tickets for this show are limited to 40 and are £6.50 each . £2.00 from every ticket sale will go to the "Save Madeira Terrace" campaign . You can book tickets through the link on this page and once you have booked there is no need for a physical ticket as your name will be on my list .

  • A tour of Rye - Smugglers , Ships and Jazz

    Rye train station

    A tour into historic Rye , one of the most unspoilt coastal towns in the country . Rye is small , perfectly preserved and bursting with history , from its place as one the " ancient towns " in Norman times , supporting the " cinque ports" , formed to protect the coast and trade with other countries . Rye became notorious for smuggling and the infamous Hawkhurst gang were known to operate here . Small enough to have largely escaped modern development yet with a wealth of history , this should be a great day out for all ( suitable for children aged 10 plus ) The Rye Jazz Festival is also on this weekend which adds an extra layerof interest :-) All my tours are only £5 per person and children go free - Look forward to seeing you there Nick Rye is only 90 minutes away from Brighton on the train and a discounted ticket will only cost around £ 10 return .

  • Dark Days - Strange Sussex Indoor Tour

    The Southern Belle


    Sussex is full of strangeness - Egyptian pyramids in country churchyards , Indian palaces by the sea , secret islands near Chichester , as well as plenty of strange people - abandoned Indian princesses , eccentric artists and unusual religions . Join me on a virtual tour around the ancient county of Sussex , where you will discover a little bit of strangeness in every town . Featuring Brighton ( obviously ) Chichester East Grinstead Worthing Horsham Eastbourne Hastings and many more ... Tickets for this show are £6.50 and can be bought through the ticket link when you RSVP

  • Bank Holiday Meandering in the Lanes - The Heart of Brighton

    Time to delve deep into the city's original heart . The Lanes are the oldest parts of Brighton , and have so far survived Churchill Square type " regeneration" . With tales of haunted pubs , a succession of unusual shops , refugee nuns and royal escapes , there's lots to learn about the Lanes .

  • Through The Fire - A Trip To The Chattri - Indian War Memorial

    A walk across the Downs to this amazing monument , created to mark the place where many Indian soldiers were cremated during the First World War . The Dome and Pavilion were both used as infirmaries for wounded Sikh and Hindu soldiers during the war . Join me on a walk to the Chattri and hear the tales of the time when the city was known as Dr Brighton . Dog friendly , child -friendly and decent walking boots friendly. As usual all my tours are only £5 each and children are free For those of you driving , you can park on the road on Braypool Lane . For those walking ( like me ) we will meet at the BP service station on Mill Road at 1.30 pm and walk up to Braypool Lane.

  • Virtual Tour - Brighton General Hospital - The Victorian Workhouse

    All 5 of my shows have sold out so here is one last chance - Join me at the Southern Belle in Brighton for an afternoon of exploration. Using pictures , historical records and eye witness accounts we will trace the history of one of the only surviving workhouses in Britain . Opened in 1865 , the site still has the original buildings that housed many hundreds of Brighton's poorest residents . You will find out why the workhouses were created and what life was like for the residents , what gruel really was , and how the buildings use has changed and continues to change .