Metropole Brighton England

Metropole Brighton

History: Officially the hotel opened on 26 July 1890, with more than 700 rooms and seating 500 diners simultaneously. It was the largest and most prestigious hotel in  town – as well as the nation’s largest hotel outside London. A s...

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The Grand Brighton England

The Grand Brighton

Brighton took off in the mid 19th century, following the arrival of the new steam railway. The Grand opened in 1864, providing luxury accommodation for the massive increase in visitors to the town. All 201 rooms were taken for the first night. Guests...

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