Elegant and functional ironwork of the roof of Brighton railway station

Victorian railway architecture brings its own elegance to the railway experience. Brighton has long played the part of elegant seaside pleasure town since the Prince Regent established his party pavilion here before even Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. Brighton railway station was opened in 1840 then expanded in 1882-3, including the fine canopy of glazed ironwork designed by H.E. Wallis.