LGBTQ History Tour in Brighton (semi-private) | La Vacanza Travel

LGBTQ History Tour in Brighton (semi-private)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Brighton

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Brighton
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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.

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.

This is a small group tour (maximum 12), for a high quality experience.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Brighton Beach, Brighton England

We walk along the seafront with it beach and hotel, learning about the historic people and events associated with this area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Lanes, West Street, Brighton England

We go inland into the old town with its 18th and 19th century buildings, narrow alleyways - sights include a historic pub, a theatre and Brighton Town Hall

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kemptown, Brighton England

The final part of the tour takes us to the queerest district in Brighton - and the country.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Blue Badge guide
  • Local guide

  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Boer War Memorial, Regency Square, Kings Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 2FJ, UK

Departure Time

02:00 PM

Return Details

Prince's Street, Prince's St, Kemptown, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour 30 minutes

User's Reviews


16 Feb, 2024

It was a very interesting tour. Not too long and not too short and well worth the money. I am really glad I went on the tour. I thought I knew a little about Brighton before going on this tour. It turns out I did not. I know a lot more now. Who would have thought that a few pebbles on a scrap of land where it meets the sea could yield such a regal and pioneering metropolis.


01 Jan, 2024

Ric had great knowledge and provided a wonderful local tour. It was great to learn more about queer history in Brighton and Ric made the tour informative, fun, and well worth while. I definitely would recommend (:


18 Oct, 2023

Ric is a highly knowledgeable and engaging guide and the tour was exactly what I wanted. More than just entertaining and interesting (which it was), it's important for our community not just that our history be understood and recorded but that it be presented, and Ric does that. Well done!


23 Dec, 2019

Lovely friendly tour guide with a fantastic breadth of knowledge on LGBTQ+ history. A beautiful walk along the seafront finishing in the town centre really contributed to our wonderful weekend in Brighton - would highly recommend the Piers and Queers tour. Katherine and Kirsty

Chintan N

22 Aug, 2017

Ric was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable about the people and places that are an essential part of Brighton's LGBTQ history. Moving, inspirational and fascinating exploration of the real-life characters involved in shaping the vibrant, relaxed, progressive, bohemian city it is today. Highly recommended for anyone - none of us was LGBTQ in our group - with an interest in the kind of history that schools in 21st century Britain ought to be teaching, but singularly fail to.

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