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Location type: City
Location address: United Kingdom, Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove
Number of texts: 3
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The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England. It is generally known as the Palace Pier for short, but has been informally renamed Brighton Pier since 2000 by its owners, the Noble Organisation, as it is now Brighton’s only non-derelict pier. The West Pier was its rival but was closed in 1975 and was subsequently severely damaged by fires and storms, with the remaining iron structure being partially demolished in 2010. Historically, the now destroyed Royal Suspension Chain Pier was the first pier structure built in Brighton.

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The Brighton Dome is an arts venue in Brighton, England, that contains the Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre (formerly the Pavilion Theatre). All three venues are linked to the rest of the Royal Pavilion Estate by an underground tunnel to the Royal Pavilion in Pavilion Gardens and through shared corridors to Brighton Museum, as the entire complex was built for the Prince Regent (later George IV) and completed in 1805. Originally the Concert Hall was the Prince Regent’s stables with the Corn Exchange being a riding school.

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It was built from 1830 to 1832 at the insistence of Thomas Read Kemp and replaced a previous town hall, which contained prison cells, which the new building also had. The cells remained in use until 1967 and can now be visited as part of a museum. The registry office is also located in the building.

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