About our tours

Entrance to Embassy Court

As a private building, Embassy Court is normally closed to the public. Guided tours offer an opportunity to see inside the building and hear its story. Tours run monthly from April to October and private tours can also be accommodated.

What do tours include?

  • A guide, who will talk about the architect Wells Coates and the history of the building, including how it was rescued by its leaseholders
  • Tour from the foyer to the sun roof terrace, visiting one of the flats,  taking in the stunning rear aspect of the building and ending with a look at some of the original plans and fixtures

Group numbers

For private tours, a minimum of 10 people, maximum of 20; for all other tours there is no minimum number and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Cost

£6 / £5 concessions (Over 65’s, those on benefits)

Tickets are payable on the day (but must be booked in advance) or in the case of Brighton Festival Fringe tours, via its box office. For private groups a minimum 50% non-refundable deposit is required in advance to secure the booking, the remainder is to be paid on the day.

The tours are a fundraising activity for Bluestorm Ltd and money raised will go back into the future restoration of the building and arts related projects.

Access

Embassy Court has very limited access for those using wheelchairs as lifts do not go to the sun roof terrace (this is accessed from the tenth floor by two small flights of stairs): the foyer also has steps.

How to book

Please contact us here. Advance booking is essential.

10 Responses to “About our tours”

  1. Mr & mrs Pate & mrs pedlow says:

    We would be very pleased to have a tour of such a fantastic building,awaiting your reply

  2. Jim Barry says:

    Hi,

    Would it be possible to book 4 tickets for the Embassy Court Tour on Sunday September 12th.

    Many thanks.

    Jim Barry

  3. suemilnthorpe says:

    Apologies for the late reply, I have forwarded your message to our Tours Coordinator.

    You can also contact her direct via

    http://www.embassycourt.org.uk/contact-us/

  4. Isobel Wilson says:

    Have you got the tour dates for 2011 please? I would like to bring a group from Chichester U3A but preferably not on Sundays.
    Many thanks
    Isobel Wilson

  5. Mr.B.J.Berrystone says:

    Would very much like to visit Embassy Court. My wife and myself have always been very interested in the building. We would be able to fit in with any dates that are available

  6. Liz Pinder-Ayres says:

    Please could I book 2 tickets for a tour of Embassy Court on either Sunday 17th July or Sunday 21 st August 2011.
    with many thanks Liz

  7. Sammy says:

    Hi, I wonder if anyone could tell me which number flat the tour visits? Thanks

  8. suemilnthorpe says:

    Hi Sammy, it’s not possible to say which flat the tours visit. All the flats have people living in them so it depends on the day.

  9. Sammy says:

    Hi Suemilnthorpe, thanks for your reply. I wondered if perhaps one flat in particular had been set up and hired out for the purpose of the tours. My grandma and grandpa lived in number 44 up until about 5 or 6 years ago. It was my second home growing up and I would love to visit it again, as I believe it was done up by the new owner a few years ago and restored to some of its 1930’s splendour. Perhaps next time I come to Brighton I will look into taking the tour. Thanks again

  10. suemilnthorpe says:

    Hi Sammy, we’re always happy to meet people who have memories of Embassy Court so I hope you can come to one of the tours. We have a chart showing names of people who have lived here & I wonder if your grandparents’ names are on it. I’ll talk to Paul Roberts, who is setting up our archive & one of us will email you to find out more.
    Best Wishes

    Sue

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