Mobile menu

Brighton Pavilion, Windsor Castle & Buckingham Palace

Away from London, George spent much time at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton. There he rebuilt a seafront residence – today’s Brighton Pavilion – in a fantastical ‘oriental’ style, inspired by the art of China, India and Japan. As king, George inherited Windsor Castle and Buckingham House. He immediately began to transform these in collaboration with leading architects and interior designers. Under the guidance of John Nash, Buckingham House became the grand Buckingham Palace. At Windsor, Jeffry Wyatville’s work in the Gothic revival style acknowledged the long history of the site, which had been a royal residence since 1086. As with all George’s architectural projects, interiors were designed to accommodate his fine collection of paintings and decorative arts in splendid rooms that provided an appropriate setting for the spectacle of monarchy.