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History: London by the Sea

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crowds promenade, 1864

London by the Sea

The period of mass tourism began with the arrival of the railway line in 1841, bringing many thousands of day trippers, especially from London. The idea of Brighton as London by the Sea became quickly established.

 

Here's one example:

"In most of the principal towns and places in England, and it is so of those by the seaside, we find some peculiar feature or physiognomy that distinguishes them from the capital. But at Brighton none such exists. Walk from Kemptown to Regency Square, look not to the sea, and close your ears to it murmurs, and you will be inclined to believe that you are walking in one of the leading streets of the metropolis. Brighton is a portion of the "west end" of London maritimized." A B Granville, The Spas of England and Principal Sea-bathing Places, 1841

 

A Place to Promenade

promenading c.1903

The expansion of tourism saw the rapid expansion of the town. Then as now there was a continual flow of new residents from London. In 1851 Brighton had the 17th largest population in the country.

 

The Train brought Londoners to Brighton - en masse

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