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The Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room 

About the palace  

For 200 years, John Nash’s extraordinary oriental fantasy, the Royal Pavilion, has been inextricably linked with the identity of Brighton.

It has provoked controversy, inspired fervent adulation and, throughout its colourful history, become one of the most instantly identifiable architectural images in the world.

It takes its unique character from the man for whom it was built, George IV, and its magnificent interior is a reflection of his personality and Regency reign. It was conceived as a monument to style, finesse, technological excellence and above all pleasure. It remains unequalled in its colossal ambition and glorious sense of joie de vivre.

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Grounds and gardens

Grounds and gardens

George IV’s original farmhouse had little land attached to it. As his financial position improved he was able to purchase parcels of land surrounding the palace to create the estate we see today.

 
History

History

Discover more about the history of the Royal Pavilion and it's impact on Brighton.

 
George IV

George IV

George, Prince of Wales, was born on 12 August 1762. He was the eldest son of George III and Queen Charlotte.

 
Architecture

Architecture

The Royal Pavilion grew over 35 years from a simple farmhouse to a spectacular oriental palace.

 
Conservation and restoration

Conservation and restoration

Find out more about the conservation and restoration that continues today.

 
 
 

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