"I want to see the Aquarium and Black Rock"

Brighton Aquarium
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Created in 1872 by architect Eugene Birch, who also designed the West Pier, this was England's first recreational aquarium. It was modernised in 1929, when a concert hall, ballroom and bandstand were added to its list of attractions.

Black Rock, the boundary of Brighton until 1928, is situated close to the Marina and is an undeveloped area of the sea front, oft associated with 'dubious activity' thanks to its relative isolation. A lido built there in 1936 proved very popular, but was closed in 1978.


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