Brighton audio tour: Brighton rocks! Music and history by the sea

Brighton rocks! Music and history by the sea

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the Tour

From the debauched days of the Prince Regent to modern day beach parties, Brighton has been shaped over the years by a series of musical eras. Come take a stroll around some key Brighton landmarks - from the Royal Pavilion past the Palace Pier and onto local favourite music venue, the Concorde2 - and discover the sounds and cultural clashes that have unfurled in this English seaside city over the past 200 years.

Tour Producer


Andrew Laughlin

I've been a journalist for over 10 years and written about a huge range of subjects, most notably music, video games and technology. But in truth, I am interested by everything and everyone - no doubt you are too. I hope you enjoy my walking tours. You can also hear me talking rubbish at video games podcast Quit or Continue, read by blog at, or, if you're really interested, give my novel, Road to Revolution, a try on Kindle. Happy trails!

Major Landmarks

  • Royal Pavilion

  • Brighton Palace Pier

Directions to Starting Point

Head to the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in the Royal Pavilion Gardens to start the tour.

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Places to stop along the way

Pubs and lots of them! Check out the tour to find the ones to visit for a nice bit of refreshment.

Best time of day

Any time is fine for the tour, although it's possibly best to do it in the daytime as you will be able to clearly see all the landmarks. Beware the English weather!


This area of Brighton can get very busy with holidaymakers and visitors on sunny days, so do bear in mind that it could take longer to walk the tour if there are lots of crowds.


Hi Andrew, I think you have great content in this walk but your directions and timing was lacking in places. Id definitely recommend letting people know where they are walking towards rather than just "walk straight ahead", and passing several roads wondering if maybe the app has crashed as you were nowhere to be heard! Thanks for the short experience in Brighton anyway.

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Brighton rocks! Music and history by the sea