Fifty miles south of London there is an alternative universe with an atmosphere very reminiscent of San Francisco's Haight Asbury. Brighton is a Regency seaside town that caters for day trippers as well as its large student population. The highlight is undoubtedly the Royal Pavilion. A confection of Gothic chinoiserie, built onto a pre-existing building by Henry Holland, designed by John Nash for HRH George, Prince of Wales. Now dimly and hauntingly lit to preserve much of its original and elaborate furnishings.
Unfortunately, but understandably, interior photographs are not allowed.