Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, the Royal Pavilion in Brighton mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.
The Grade I listed building features extravagantly ornate rooms fit for a king – as of course they were.
A tour of the palace is a fascinating experience, with each room having a different tale to tell about 19th Century society life.
See: Royal Pavilion – on the Brighton Museums website
Banner photo: The Royal Pavilion, Brighton (credit, copyright Adam Bronkhorst)