Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion, Brighton

While walking through Brighton, United Kingdom you might wonder whether you’ve taken a shortcut through time and space to India. In the heart of the city you can find the Royal Pavilion, a building in the style of the palaces of Indian moguls. It was built between 1815 and 1822 by the order of George IV. It was also used by William IV – but as queen Victoria wasn’t in favor of the seaside resort south of London it was sold in 1850 to the city of Brighton.

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Palace Pier

Palace Pier, Brighton

Once the city of Brighton, United Kingdom had two rivalling piers: the West Pier and the Palace Pier. The first one burned down and the latter is now a pleasure pier with an amusement park on the waters. It was built from 1891 to 1899 and offers rollercoaster rides, merry-go-rounds, gambling machines and candy floss. You can pay per ride or get a dayticket – but does someone really want to spend a whole day there?

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West Pier

West Pier, Brighton

The West Pier is something unusual at Brighton, United Kingdom. It is a ruin of pier standing in the sea and the only remaining parts are two ancient buildings at the shore. The ruin wasn’t removed and is still an iconic part of the city and illuminated at night. At the location of the former pier there is now the British Airways i360 – a mobile viewing platform going up and down on a giant pole.

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Curry Leaf Café

Curry Leaf Café, Brighton

If you love Indian food you should reserve a table at the Curry Leaf Café in Brighton, United Kingdom. The restaurant located in ship street received many awards over time and was named one of ‘UK’s Best 19 Indian Restaurants‘ by the Olive Magazine. It is a very colourful and well decorated place and if you enjoy spicy dishes this really is your place to be. Already their starters would be enough to get me there – the chicken tikka is fantastic.

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HolidayInn Seafront, Brighton

The HolidayInn Brighton Seafront is no extraordinary beauty, but it has one strong advantage: its location. You can find it at the Brighton city beach directly next to the British Airway i360 (the giant asparagus damaging the coastline) and the ruins of the West Pier. It is easy to find and it’s only a tiny walk to the water of the English channel. The hotel is a classic HolidayInn hotel and comes with a good bar and full English breakfast.

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Paddington station

Paddington station, London

It is one of the most-frequented entry points to the city of London, United Kingdom: Paddington station. It dates back to the year 1838 and the dead-end station is the starting point for trains going to Bristol and the Southwest. It is used by 35 000 travellers daily and here the Heathrow Express to the airport London-Heathrow (LHR) starts – it is the most convenient way to reach the most important airport of the city.

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Harrods, London

It has been a while since I‘ve been to Harrods in London, United Kingdom. But why would you like to visit a luxury warehouse as a tourist? It‘s the special atmosphere and the different sections which all have a different interior design. And it is a pleasure to stroll through the food zone and have a look at the offering.

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Memorial Fountain

Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park, London

My generation will always remember the night of August 31st, 1997 when Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris, France. You didn’t need to be a Yellow Press reader or a fan of the Royal Family to emotionally get involved into this. The whole story of her and Prince Charles separating but not getting divorced (letting her stay the potential future queen), caring together about their sons and then this special kind of death – with many theories around it – made it a topic discussed in wide general public.

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