Brightoniana: Embassy Court

I love a nosey behind closed doors and I was interested to take a tour around Embassy Court on Saturday. It’s a fascinating and beautiful building from the 1930s. More Miami Beach than West Pier, and certainly a Brighton icon.

Tales of Embassy Court’s heydey before the war, replete with a martini bar and lifts reserved for servants, did make me wonder. The cost of keeping these flats was extraordinary. It was all about exclusive luxury. I can’t imagine it was as respectable as our lovely tour guide suggested. I’m sure it was a hotbed of adultery, kept women, well respected men in the closet and enviable, disreputable, high jinks. I must know more!

I took a few snaps on my iPhone. The views from the top are wondeful, but I’m not sure my pics do the vista justice. So go and see for yourself.

Embassy Court Sun Deck

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