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Brighton has been a playground for the wealthy and "the fashionable resort" since it was visited by the Prince of Wales and his entourage in 1783. The city has something for everyone to enjoy.
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Brighton's landmark is the Royal Pavilion, a wonderful display of oriental architecture. There are also some elegant examples of Regency architecture including the Royal Crescent and Regency Square built in 1818. The oldest part of the city is called The Lanes and offers narrow brick paved streets to explore. The Palace Pier offers the typical amusements and there are several museums worth visiting including the Doll Museum off King's Road that runs along the beach. For children there is the Volks Railway that offers a seafront ride and Peter Pan's Playground with typical round abouts and what not. For the culturally inclined there is the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and the Theatre Royal which stages excellent productions. In July the Brighton Festival attracts top name musicians, actors and dancers to perform in what is recognized as a showcase summer venue.
Brighton's night life is one of the more vibrant and lively in Britain. There are all sorts of clubs, pubs, nightclubs and discos to sample as well as pub theatre, street buskers and magicians, weekly cabaret, live music clubs and several casinos. And there is of course, the Brighton Racecourse for thoroughbred racing enthusiasts with meetings from April through October. Not surprisingly, with all this going on, Brighton is a major destination for conventions and exhibitions held at the Dome across from the Royal Pavilion, the Corn Exchange, Metropole Exhibition Centre, Royal Pavilion and a super large mult-purpose complex with seating for 5000.
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