So we couldn't do anything off the list today because we went off to London to do our show, leaving early in the morning to get to the theatre, bump in, tech, rest and show, arriving back in Brighton just after midnight. Excuses, excuses, we know.
Anyway, not to miss out, and since we've been in and out of the station fairly constantly since arriving, what with weekend trips out of town, and meeting and sending off friendly visitors, we thought we'd share a little bit about Brighton train station and the journey to and from London. At the moment it's pretty cool because they've situated an upright piano in the centre of the station for the festival so that anyone can have a play and get into the spirit of things. And no, we haven't been on it yet!
The station dates back to 1840 and is one of the busier stations in the UK, unsurprising given that it is so convenient to London visitors and a great seaside destination! Day trips are popular, especially since it can take just under an hour to get from the big smoke to Brighton on a train with less stops. The station itself is really beautiful, like many of the grade II listed buildings around the UK, with the large curved glass and iron roof being a recognisable feature. There's so much history of expansion and development as the need to cater for larger amounts of traffic grew but there is unfortunately not very much information on it.
We tend to have a great time on the train though. We love that we can take a coffee on and take in the views of the many different towns and rolling greenery that we pass. Also, pondering deep and meaningful questions about life, like what our response would be should one of us spontaniously combust on the train... Thank Tyler for that question.
Anyway, we'll leave you with this video of the train trip from London to Brighton in 1953, 1983 and 2013 by the BBC - just so those of you following from Perth can experience the journey with us!