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Brighton Beach

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50°49'09"-00°08'39" show decimal

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Brighton Beach
Brighton, East Sussex

During the 19th Century, Victorian leisure transformed a small sleepy town into a bustling holiday destination. The West Pier opened in 1866 and the Palace Pier opened in 1899. Whilst the latter has survived into the 21st Century, the West Pier suffered a number of destructive events between 2002 and 2004 leaving little remaining.

How to get here:

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Rail: Brighton Station - Exit the station and head south down Queen's Road; this then becomes West Street. When you reach the beach, cross over and turn left; filming was around the beach opposite the Queen's Hotel. +

Parking Details

Parking is tricky in town, there are car parks and meters!

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredPalace Pier

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Leisure Hive (1)
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Filmed: 20-21 Mar 1980
An apparently deserted beach.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: demolishedWest Pier

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Leisure Hive (1)
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Filmed: 20-21 Mar 1980
The TARDIS stands incongrously on the beach.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableBeach Shops

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Leisure Hive (1)
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Filmed: 20-21 Mar 1980
Romana sees K9 in jeopardy.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableQueens Hotel

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Photograph taken: 22nd July 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Leisure Hive (1)
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Filmed: 20-21 Mar 1980
Romana runs to save K9

 

Other nearby locations:

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Sheepcote Valley (The War Games). Road (4 miles, 10m) : Follow the A259 out of Brighton, then turn left onto Arundel Road (B2137). Then turn right onto Bristol Gardens (B2118), and then left onto Wilson Avenue. Continue along here towards its far end, where the valley will be accessible on the right. Parking There is a gravel layby next to the grassland near the racecourse and Warren Road.

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Telscombe Cliffs (The Trial of a Time Lord ("Mindwarp")). Bus: Telscombe Bus Map. Buses 12, 12A and 13 run from the Palace Pier (Sea Life Centre) to Telscombe Cliffs. Road (6 miles, 18m) : Follow the A259 out of Brighton to Telscombe Cliffs. Parking The side roads provide free parking

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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High Park Farm (The War Games): 5.01 miles.

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Underhill Lane (bridlepath) (The War Games): 6.26 miles.

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St Mary's House and Gardens (Silver Nemesis): 8.46 miles.

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Casa Del Mar (Silver Nemesis): 12.56 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Brighton Pier - Official Site

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Wikipedia - West Pier

Related Stories

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The Leisure Hive [20-21 Mar 1980]: The Beach

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