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Shoreham Airport Visitor Centre

Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF, England
+44 1273 467373
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Arun coordinated community transport charity

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at the hummingbird cafeteria at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin Q
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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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Does not accomodate groups

Having Shoreham Airport contacted recently with view to taking a small group of photographers (20... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TonyB52
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Worthing, 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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"great place to watch"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank TonyB52
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Rasmus1986
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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.

1  Thank Rcdrich
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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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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

So much fun and the restaurant is very fairly priced and you can’t beat the views of helicopters and planes taking off and landing!

Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Shoreham Airport has a good restaurant (The Hummingbird) with an excellent vista of all the small aircraft taking off and landing. If the weather is good there is also a good outside area right by where all the Aircraft are.

Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Went for lunch & got a parking ticket here even though I paid exactly what the display board next to the payment machine I used CLEARLY quoted. The cunning warden took a picture of another display board in a different part of the car park...More

1  Thank F5209FXemmah
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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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kmlive94
11 February 2016|
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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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