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10.15pm Brandy nightcap in a luxury seafront hotel.Hunt for bargains in the Lanes, North Laine, Upper North Street and Kemp Town, Brighton Michael Norman’s vast antiques emporium near Palmeira Square, Hove Upper Gardner Street flea market, Brighton, Saturday mornings Brighton Station giant car-boot flea market, Sunday mornings Sotheby’s Country House Saleroom, Summers Place, Billingshurst (talks given) Auction rooms in Brighton, Hove and Lewes MORNING Visit Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, famous for its collection of old master and modern paintings, water colours and drawings. OR Visit Hove Museum & Art Gallery, with its important collections of 18th and 20th century pictures, including works by Sickert, Spencer, Gwen John, Duncan Grant and Angelica Kauffman.THEN ON TO Foredown Tower Countryside Centre, with ‘camera obscura’ and touch screen computers giving simulated views of the countryside.EVENING Dinner at one of around 400 cafes and restaurants.OR Standen, East Grinstead; a house designed by Phillip Webb in the 1890’s, decorated in the Arts & Crafts style with wallpapers and textiles by William Morris. It includes outstanding examples of archaic ritual bronze vessels, pottery tomb figures and burial vessels, fine porcelains, carved jades as well as a number of Korean celadon wares. Dating from the 1820s, this Grade II listed building still has all the original mill workings in place over five floors.Discover how grain is turned into flour in a traditional windmill, and explore a fascinating display of historical milling and agricultural exhibits including a thresher and an oat crusher.Stop for a drink at the waterside and fantasise about owning a yacht.
5.30am Return home along the seafront as the sun is rising.8am Flea market at Brighton Station (if you’d prefer a ‘lie-in’).10am Breakfast at Billie’s, reading the Sunday papers and their copy of Hello! Brighton and Hove is fun, cosmopolitan and uniquely eccentric all year round.Regency architecture, pleasure pier, specialist shops, pavement cafés, lively arts scene and vibrant nightlife everything’s in walking distance, so take time to explore and enjoy.
AFTERNOON Guided tour of the Regency Town House, Brunswick Square.