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Shoreham Airport Visitor Centre

Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF, England
+44 1273 467373
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Interesting stop for coffee etc

Nicely located on approach to Shoreham Beach area. Be an anorak light aircraft spotter ( even... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Clive M
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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

This Art Deco gem is a regular stop for lunch in the Hummingbird cafe. Not only is the building... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sussexrowmark
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Brighton City Airport is the UK's oldest fully operational licensed aerodrome and remains at the forefront of general aviation in this country. Built in 1934, the Art-Deco Terminal Building is Grade II* listed and is still in everyday use by business, training and pleasure flyers alike including many visitors from Europe. Many of the fixtures are original including the Whispering Gallery on the first floor and the main window design above the main entrance. In addition to aviation, the airport has also appeared in a number of high profile films, such as the Da Vinci Code, Poirot and more recently as Vienna Airport in the Woman in Gold, starring Dame Helen Mirren. During the summer of 2015, the airport played host to the inaugural Wild Life music festival, with headline acts such as Mark Ronson and Rudimental. The event also won the Best New Festival award in 2015 and brought significant benefits to the local economy. The Terminal Building also houses the Hummingbird Restaurant which includes an outdoor seating area where the whole airfield can be viewed. The Terminal Building underwent an external renovation to take it back to its former glory, which was completed in 2015.
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Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF, England
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+44 1273 467373
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nicely located on approach to Shoreham Beach area. Be an anorak light aircraft spotter ( even filming at times ) and enjoy a coffee break

Thank Clive M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Art Deco gem is a regular stop for lunch in the Hummingbird cafe. Not only is the building stunning to stroll through, there are the comings and goings to watch on the airfield as well - either seated in the cafe or eating outside...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Haven't been to the Shoreham Airport for a while and I had forgotten how interesting the complex is, it is our only reminder of aviation from the early days, try to visit to save it all for love of flight.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at the hummingbird cafeteria at Shoreham Airport the food was excellent the service was excellent the atmosphere was brilliant they could not do enough for us we had 32 people including disabled absolutely...More

Thank Kevin Q
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Having Shoreham Airport contacted recently with view to taking a small group of photographers (20 max.) for an evening visit albeit in winter, I eventually received a response informing me that they cannot accomodate us. Somewhat disappointed as everywhere else we have contacted and visited...More

1  Thank TonyB52
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Oldest Airport of the UK, it is an amazing place curved in the South Downs countryside and between the Seaside. Very quiet but can be busy too on some sunny weekends. Historical aircraft fly in from time to time and new charters are starting now...More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great for eating outside in hot weather alongside the airfield, watching the planes come and go, with lovely views. Equally as good eating inside in colder weather. Good menu and service.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I popped in here recently for a quick coffee after not visiting for a few years. I’d forgotten what a little architectural gem this place is, and the coffee and cake is pretty good too.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I was there for a few hours before we took off to Dunsfold Air Show, the bar is unique, the chocolate cake was something out of this earth, the coffee was good. The attention was very nice! It’s a place To spend a week end...More

Thank Andrés V
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I've left a separate review about the excellent cafe at the airport, but just wanted to give a shout out about the museum in the building next door. The museum hasn't been open when I've been to the airport for Sunday breakfast, but it was...More

Thank Ken W
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Response from PGS234 | Reviewed this property |
I think the venue would be ideal for your gathering, there is loads of parking right outside, there is also a car park opposite which always has room, you do have to pay, but it is quite cheap, and it is wheelchair... More
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
We stay with family when we are in the Shorehsm area so haven't availed ourselves of lical hotels etc. You could try TripAdvisor, by using Shoreham Airport as the 'destination' or maybe Booking. com, either of which should... More
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