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The tours take place between May and late September as there is an increased likelihood of the sewers being flooded by storm water at other times of the year.
Alarm systems are in place for your protection and warn the guides about sudden rain and a build-up of gases so that you can be taken to safety in good time.
The sewers are hosed down before every tour to ensure they are as clean as possible and less slippery.
Health and safety is our priority and we reserve the right to decline entry to anyone we consider unfit to take a tour.
Please read our FAQs below for further information.
Our award-winning sewer tours are very popular and all visits must be pre-booked. There is no facility to ‘pay at the door’ and no casual visitors will be permitted.
We charge a non profit-making £12 per adult and £6 for 11 to 16-year-olds.
Tours are restricted to a total of 25 people because of the confined space. There are no concessions for group bookings
Length of tour
It takes about an hour to slowly travel through 400 yards of the 30 miles of sewers beneath Brighton.
The minimum age for visitors is 11. We do not recommend the elderly or infirm to join a tour because the sewers are slippery and have a number of steps and ladders to climb.
The sewers are deep, poorly lit and slippery. Walking through them and climbing a 15ft vertical exit ladder both require reasonable agility.
Sewers are confined spaces and the atmosphere can be unpleasant for some and cause breathing problems for those who suffer from asthma, bronchial illness or angina.
The sewers could also induce claustrophobic distress for some visitors. If you have any doubts about your fitness to participate in a tour, please consult your GP.
Dress for comfort, such as trousers or jeans with a long-sleeved top. We do not recommend wearing shorts or skirts.
Open shoes or high heels are not allowed. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who has incorrect footwear. You will be provided with protective latex gloves and safety helmets which must be worn at all times.