1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. Brighton

Brighton: Piers & Queers LGBTQ History Tour

Product ID: 216945
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Take an informative and entertaining walk through 250 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer perspective in the queerest of England's cities. Discover why Brighton is the gay capital of Britain with a qualified Blue Badge guide.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.

Hear tales of Regency Brighton and the Dandies. Discover Dr. James Barry (the subject of a 2019 film starring Rachel Weisz) who, disguised as a man, became a pioneering doctor 50 years before women were officially allowed to practice medicine. Learn of Oscar Wilde's eventful visits to Brighton and a 'same-sex' wedding - in 1923! Discover also the lesbian and gay bars of the 1950s & 60s and learn about entertainment stars, including an Edwardian drag king, and Dusty Springfield. Finally, visit the location of England's first Civil Partnership ceremonies, learn about the subjects of political protest, activism, and the modern 'gay village'.
Includes
  • Professional walking tour with a live tour guide

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Meeting point

Meet by the statue, 21 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FZ, UK

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Product ID: 216945