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Shoreham Airport Visitor Centre

Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF, England
+44 1273 467373
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Fab lunch

A family trip for lunch on the patio in the sunshine while watching the little planes come and go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather H
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Lindfield, null, United Kingdom
Shoreham Airport

Great place to visit if you like artdeco which i do, it has got a nice relaxing feel about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
michaelpH9271DM
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Bedford, 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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"tea and cake"
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"art deco gem"
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"hummingbird restaurant"
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"great place to watch"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A family trip for lunch on the patio in the sunshine while watching the little planes come and go was really nice and kept the little grandchildren amused while waiting for lunch. The food was very nice indeed (yummy lasagne) plentiful and reasonably priced. The...More

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit if you like artdeco which i do, it has got a nice relaxing feel about the place, resturant is excellant it feels comfortable & the staff are really helpfull & friendly, the food is very good piping hot i had lasagna...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful tea and a tour of th3 aerport museum. Lots of history here relating to the free French Air Force of WWII. Completely enjoyed myself thanks to my family.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Went for a look around as I wanted to book a flight for a present, got there and the parking was ok, had to put two pounds in for a half hour visit as no change was given? The restaurant was a bit tired and...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This gives a very interesting and different view on what is otherwise a not very interesting town on the Sussex coast.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 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 22 April 2018

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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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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