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  • The Historical City Centre Tour

The Historical City Centre Tour

Your guru: Mike
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  • Brighton
  • Available in: English

About the guru Mike

**Historical City Centre Tours starting again! Please book or contact for more info. Small groups for now due to social distancing :-) ** I'm a Swiss-Swedish-English musician and philosopher who's been living in Brighton since 2002. I originally moved here because of the vibrant and fantastic music scene, which I am still very much a part of today - you may even be lucky ... More »

**Historical City Centre Tours starting again! Please book or contact for more info. Small groups for now due to social distancing :-) ** I'm a Swiss-Swedish-English musician and philosopher who's been living in Brighton since 2002. I originally moved here because of the vibrant and fantastic music scene, which I am still very much a part of today - you may even be lucky enough to catch me playing a gig somewhere! I set up these Free Walking Tours in December 2018 as I am a huge fan of free walking tours and love traveling myself. As a big fan of history - both orthodox and off-track - I have fallen in love with the fascinating, quirky and colourful history of this fantastic city!

About the tour

Join us on our Free Historical City Centre Tour Of Brighton and discover how a tiny fishing village originally known as “Brighthelmstone” went on to become a metropolis by the sea and England’s most treasured seaside jewel.

Explore Brighton’s diverse architectural history, from the shimmering domes of the Royal Pavilion to the 13th and 14th century heart of the city known as “The Lanes”. Hear how the Prince Regent helped put Brighton on the map during the 1780s after falling in love with the town's flamboyant theatre, pub and brothel scene; and see the place where one of his servants introduced the West to a little-known Indian treatment known as 'shampoo'...!

Learn how Brighton’s enchanting history stretches from its Anglo-Saxon community during the 5th century, to the Norman invasions of the late 11th century, or even earlier Celtic and Roman settlements. Are there really sections of Brighton’s original streets hidden by the sea? And could there actually be an ancient stone circle underneath the present-day Old Steine? Come find out!

On our Historical Tour of Brighton you will journey through Brighton’s mysterious and colourful history, and learn about the city’s transformation from a medieval fishing village with a population of 400, to an artistic and bohemian metropolis known as “London-By-The-Sea.”

This is the original, the official & the organic Free Walking Tour of Brighton!

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How to find me: Just in front of the main entrance to Brighton train station, under the digital clock
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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Jeanette

2 months ago

Great tour. Thank you Mike for a very fun and informative couple of hours. We loved finding out new & quirky things about our city :-)

Tim Leary - "Turn on, tune in, drop out"

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Response from Mike:

Hi! So sorry for this late reply, I just saw this now :-) Was lovely to have met you and great for remembering that Timothy Leary mantra :-) Hope you're both keeping well during these times! All the best.x
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Isabelle

3 months ago

Very knowledgeable and entertaining

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Marcial Prieto Sanchez

3 months ago

The tour was fantastic. Thank you very much for sharing such interesting information with us! Mike was a great tour guide, he told us about the history of Brighton, legends, fun And also recommended us nice places to go and visit! Thank you very much for this incredible experience!!

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Response from Mike:

Thanks guys! It was great meeting you and I loved showing you around :-) Do keep in touch and let me know when you are next in Brighton!
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Nathan

4 months ago

Great tour with Mike despite stormy weather! Really recommend it!

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