Brighton: Piers & Queers LGBTQ History Tour

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A tour of Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective, in a colourful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city centre with a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide.


  • Discover Brighton with a qualified Blue Badge tour guide
  • Admire the incredible hidden histories of LGBTQ interest
  • Learn why Brighton is known as the gay capital of Britain
  • Walk along the beautiful seafront and atmospheric Lanes


Discover the lives of people who lived in very different times and their tales of bravery and achievement. All this on a route which takes you from the grandeur of the seafront, through the quaint old Lanes and finishing in the gay district of Kemptown. We take in over 200 years of history including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life, and political activism. We learn about Anne Lister's trip to Brighton (subject of BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack), as well as Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde and Dusty Springfield. We also uncover some extraordinary unsung heroes, including a pioneering doctor who lived as a man long before women were allowed to practice medicine, an Edwardian 'drag king' and a 'same-sex' marriage in 1923.


Professional walking tour with a live tour guide Small group semi-private tour (maximum 12 people per tour)

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