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Brighton Sewer Tour

Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton Sewer Tour
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Sean C wrote a review Aug 2018
Torquay, United Kingdom547 contributions99 helpful votes
Book ahead. A little tricky to find, the entrance is under the stairs to the right hand side of the pier. It was our first experience and we didn’t really know what to expect. Firstly, even if it’s blisteringly hot, do wear appropriate footwear as you will be walking on various surfaces as well as climbing up a manhole ladder at the end. We hadn’t realised that it’s a tour of ‘live’ sewers. We were a little taken back at the initial and obvious smells but you so soon become accustomed. Do make sure you are easily mobile and can cope with ladders too. The different types and sizes of the sewer you see were fascinating and it was really pleasing to hear of the modern improvements which have been made to stop the sewerage from entering the open seas. Very unusual and very interesting tour. Really was a ‘hidden gem’.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Steve E wrote a review Jul 2018
Willaston, United Kingdom126 contributions49 helpful votes
Decided after a period of 30 years to revisit the sewer tour. Nice and interesting but could have been so much better if there was more of the history involved. Maybe a photo gallery of the sewers being built, or a schematic of the system in a sm all museum? Also a bit pricy for a one hour tour?
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary W wrote a review Jul 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
The tour started with a interesting talk by the team - provision of hard hats, gloves med or large size gloves. Walk through and the explanation all informative and showed how clever the Victorians were and how good their work has stood the age of time.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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beentheredonethatUk wrote a review Jul 2017
Lingfield, United Kingdom940 contributions113 helpful votes
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This is a great way to get a little bit of fascinating history on Victorian civil engineering. I'll say from the start it's not getting 5* because it was a little difficult to find and on Google mapping it, a simple edit stating it's simply directly underneath the main pier would help. Also my understanding (from overhearing a conversation from others on the tour) is that there were no toilets at the tour venue...... which is somewhat very bizarre considering the venue itself!!! (Happy to be corrected on this one Southern) Apparently you have to use the toilets on the pier. Anyway back to the tour. No frills, common sense briefing followed by a very interesting 400m tour of the sewers. The guides are excellent, safety conscious and knowledgeable. If you're slightly claustrophobic it's still worth trying to give it a go. They're plenty of exits and there nothing to be scared of. Remember to wear closed shoes if possible.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Paul H wrote a review Jul 2017
Littlehampton11 contributions5 helpful votes
Just had fun taking this Southern Water tour. Quite hard to get tickets as they are booked up quickly. Very informative chat , then a guided tour of these Victorian brick built sewers. Not too smelly and not claustrophobic, the tour takes about an hour. Well worth it , recommend for being unusual, wait till you tell your friends!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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