City centre location - Environmentally friendly - Privately owned - Organic breakfast - Warm atmosphere - Brighton House is an eco-friendly hotel in the heart...... more
City centre location - Environmentally friendly - Privately owned - Organic breakfast - Warm atmosphere - Brighton House is an eco-friendly hotel in the heart of the city centre, nestled in the elegant Regency Square. Perfectl
Brighton 1909: Sussex Sheet 66.09 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Sussex) - Alan Godfrey Maps
Status: New - Sussex Sheet 66.09 Brighton 1909 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey. This detailed map covers much of central and west Brighton, together...... more
Status: New - Sussex Sheet 66.09 Brighton 1909 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey. This detailed map covers much of central and west Brighton, together with a large part of Hove. Coverage stretches from Old Steine and Grand Parade westward to Second Avenue and Wilbury Road, and from Old Shoreham Road southward to the seafront. This is a very busy map with much of interest. Major features include the station, engine shed, locomotive and carriage works, Holland Road Halt, and railway lines and tramways; St Nicholas church, St Peter's church, Hotel Metropole, Grand Hotel, Bedford Hotel, part of West Pier, Brunswick Lawns, Adelaide Crescent, Brunswick Square, Regency Square, Montpelier Crescent, St Anns Wells Gardens, All Saints church Hove, cricket ground, St Thomas church, The Wick, Wick Hall, Gloucester Place, Royal Pavilion, The Lanes (not all named), Dome, and much more. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Brunswick Place, Kings Road, Western Road.
A family from London move to Brighton to run a hotel. In order for them to publicise the hotel they set up a musical talent show the 'Amateur Upstarts' and...... more
A family from London move to Brighton to run a hotel. In order for them to publicise the hotel they set up a musical talent show the 'Amateur Upstarts' and every local band believes it could be their one chance at the big time; including The Nightshades and even Jerry Lee Lewis. However the show has been rigged and it becomes a competition to beat the rigged clap-o-meter.
Brighton: Midi (AA Street by Street) - Automobile Association
Status: New - Part of the AA's series of street atlases, this glovebox size atlas contains maps that show AA recommended restaurants, pubs, hotels, one-way...... more
Status: New - Part of the AA's series of street atlases, this glovebox size atlas contains maps that show AA recommended restaurants, pubs, hotels, one-way streets and car parks. It highlights 24-hour petrol stations and garden centres, and the mapping uses National Grid referencing - used by the emergency services.
Status: New - Maggie and Me It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town...... more
Status: New - Maggie and Me It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with... Full description
Crystal Palace, Anerley and Upper Norwood 1894: London Sheet 145 (Old O.S. Maps of London) - Alan Godfrey Maps
Status: New - Detailed map of Crystal Palace; London sheet 145. Introduction by Alan Godfrey. The sheetlines for Sheet 146 are slightly different and are really...... more
Status: New - Detailed map of Crystal Palace; London sheet 145. Introduction by Alan Godfrey. The sheetlines for Sheet 146 are slightly different and are really centred on Anerley Hill. This map just covers part of the Crystal Palace, at the top of the map, and covers an area southward to South Norwood Lake, from Beulah Hill eastward to Maple Road and Penge Recreation Ground. Features include Crystal Palace (Low Level) station, Penge and Anerley stations on the Brighton line, Queen's Hotel, Central Hill, Westow Hill, the western part of Penge, North Surrey District Schools, and much of Anerley. On the reverse are street directories for Auckland Road, Churcfh Road, Westow Hill and Westow Street.
Status: New - Peter James is taking over the world -- or at least the crime fiction part of it. Dead Like You, the latest instalment in his increasingly popular...... more
Status: New - Peter James is taking over the world -- or at least the crime fiction part of it. Dead Like You, the latest instalment in his increasingly popular series featuring Brighton detective Roy Grace, has sold even more spectacularly than its predecessors, keeping crime heavyweights James Patterson and John Grisham from the number one slot in the UK bestseller lists. And after lengthy delays, the long-awaited television series is to be made -- a series that will no doubt make Grace's stamping ground of Brighton as familiar as Inspector Morse's Oxford. So what is the secret of the James/Grace success? It's simple: over many years and many books, James has refined his storytelling skills to the nth degree and has the full measure of the classic police procedural narrative. In the new book, Brighton's Metropole Hotel is the scene of an unpleasant incident: a woman is savagely raped when she enters a room. Some days later, another woman is similarly assaulted -- both have their shoes stolen by the offender. Assigned to the case, Detective Superintendent Grace becomes aware that these two incidents have disturbing echoes of a sequence of crimes that shook Brighton in 1997. The rapist (who had been described as Shoe Man) claimed five victims, the last of which he had murdered before disappearing. Grace is faced with two unpleasant possibilities; that the original Shoe Man who cheated justice 10 years ago has returned to wreak havoc again, or -- equally disturbingly -- there is a copycat at work.The growing army of admirers for James Grace books will be well aware of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the detectives wife, Sandy -- a disappearance that James has allowed to remain enigmatic. The narrative of Dead Like You plays on that intriguing plot strand, as Grace is obliged to travel back mentally to a time when he was happily married in order to discover how he can defeat a monster in the present. This is one of Peter Jamess longest books, weighing in at nearly 600 pages, but aficionados will find that it is not a page too long. --Barry Forshaw
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Documentary,...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Remastered, Scene Access, Special Edition, SYNOPSIS: The plot of the thoroughly captivating British comedy Genevieve can be summed up in a sentence: Two young couples participate in the Vintage Car Rally, a yearly race from London to Brighton. The title "character" is the 1904 Darracq auto owned by John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan. The couple's friendly rivals are Kenneth More and Kay Kendall, the latter graduating to stardom on the basis of this film. At first treating the race as a lark, the two couples become increasingly--and hilariously--competitive as they near the finishing line. Among the film's plethora of small pleasures are Joyce Grenfell as a wry hotel proprietress and Arthur Wontner as an elderly car fancier. Despite the many technical gaffes and continuity errors overlooked by director Henry Cornelius, Genevieve is a uniquely British delight from beginning to end, its charm enhanced by the uncredited harmonica score of American expatriate Larry Adler. The film was a moneymaker in every country that it played, and a multi-award winner in England and abroad. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...Genevieve (1953)
Franc Roddam's terrifically energetic movie, set to music from the Who's Quadrophenia, is--at the very least, the best film ever based on a rock album (and,...... more
Franc Roddam's terrifically energetic movie, set to music from the Who's Quadrophenia, is--at the very least, the best film ever based on a rock album (and, yes, that includes Tommy, Pink Floyd: The Wall, and Jesus Christ Superstar). Actually, this tale of the battle between two early 1960s youth subcultures--Mods and Rockers--in the seaside teenage wasteland of Brighton, isn't so much a cinematic "version" of the Who's 1979 double-record rock opera as it is a story based on the sequence of songs on the album. Quadrophenia is about that crucial time in teenhood when the lion's share of your sense of identity is tied up in the music you listen to, the clothes you wear, and the groups you hang out with. Jimmy (Phil Daniels) identifies himself with the sharp-dressing, scooter-riding Mods, who listen to American soul and British pop-rock. The Rockers, on the other hand, are leather-jacketed, black-booted, motorcycle-riding tough guys who listen primarily to classic American rock & roll. The film captures this minor pop-culture revolution perfectly. Look for Sting as a club-hopping slickster, who's shameful secret is that he's a hotel bellboy by day. --Jim Emerson
Dead Like You (Unabridged Audiobook) - Whole Story Audio Books
Status: New - After a New Year's Eve ball, a woman is raped as she returns to her hotel room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Superintendent Roy Grace...... more
Status: New - After a New Year's Eve ball, a woman is raped as she returns to her hotel room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Superintendent Roy Grace realises that these new cases bear close similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in Brighton back in 1997. When more women are assaulted, Grace becomes increasingly certain that they are dealing with the same twisted individual...
"Time Out" Book of New York Walks ("Time Out" Guides) - Penguin Books Ltd
Status: New - There is perhaps no more walk-able place on earth (and no more walked) than Manhattan, the handy numbered grid north of 14th street meaning you...... more
Status: New - There is perhaps no more walk-able place on earth (and no more walked) than Manhattan, the handy numbered grid north of 14th street meaning you will rarely get lost. Yet no matter how many times the streets are strolled, they always throw up some new curiosity. All of which makes New York a prime candidate to be the third in Time Out's series after London and Paris. Detailed listings of cafés, restaurants, bars and sites mentioned accompany each story, along with clear maps and colour photographs.What sets this guide apart from more conventional tourist route planners is the idiosyncratic, unique nature of the 23 urban-hikes highlighted. The book finds the city's quirky nooks and crannies. Contributors write in the first-person, telling of their personal favourite strolls or following cultural themes--from the beat generation and a "Rock & Roll Shopping Spree" to the punky meat-packing district art scene or the ghost of the Algonquin Hotel literary circle. New York Walks also goes beyond the usual Manhattan territory to Harlem parks and the hairy edges of Alphabet City; to Brooklyn Heights, "Perfume Greek" and Flushing, Queens.Tread William Boyd's regular Upper East Side route via his favourite café. Go down memory lane with former Moscow resident Valeria Stivers amid Brighton Beach's Russian community. Explore gay New York with drag queen Lady Bunny, who promises, "inexpensive eateries, bargain basements and places to meet men". Find out where Gerry Adams drinks when in New York and visit the site of the Stonewall gay riots. Yep, Time Out's collection is definitely not your "usual" Big Apple exploration.The streets are brought alive with the anecdotes of the writers. Alternative social/cultural histories are pursed with enthusiasm. Pioneering activist Peter Stringer's walk flashes back to the early 1970s, when he was writing Animal Liberation, the book that spawned the modern movement. Former homeless crack-addict Lee Stringer re-walks the 50-block route from his dealer to Grand Central Station's roof ("the crawlspace I then called home").Perhaps the most notable "walk" of all, is the "Urban Jungle Safari" by Christina Veran. This takes you to the hip-hop sights of Harlem and the Bronx, encompassing "Rocksteady Park", the site of Malcom X's assassination, Keith Haring territory, Afrika Bambaataa's housing project and Jimmy's Bronx Café where Puff Daddy hangs out. --Sarah Champion
...Westbourne Hotel, Brighton
This hotel is located to the east side of Kemptown in Brighton city centre. It is fairly easy to get to as it is ten minutes walk to Brighton station and Brighton Marina, where there is extensive shopping and leisure facilities such as ten pin bowling and pool. It takes two minutes walk to the sea front and Brighton pier, and other local...
Advantages: great location, cheap, nice rooms, excellent food Disadvantages: no parking, quite dated
...Introduction to the hotel:
The Royal Albion Hotel was built in 1826 and is situated in a fantastic location opposite Brighton pier. It is a three star hotel and has 186 guest rooms offering views of Brighton beach or the town centre.
My experience of the hotel:
I spent one night in the hotel in January of this year and for a three star hotel I was quite impressed. I and my girlfriend booked...
Advantages: Great views if you have a seafront room Disadvantages: Bathroom a little lacking
...This was a good hotel to stay at if in Brighton but make sure you get a good deal because I don't think it's worth it at full price.
It is not as glam as The Grand nor Metropole a few hundred yards up the street but does boast equally wonderful sea views. We were in room 201 and got a great deal staying the Sunday night only. The room had beautiful large bay windows overlooking the sea...