The Red Drawing Room

After dinner, George IV’s male and female guests would often go to separate rooms to talk and play games. This small room was used by George’s female guests.

Nash illustration of Red Drawing Room Brighton

© Royal Pavilion & Museums, Red Drawing Room, 1826


By the time WW1 broke out, this room was used by the Mayor of Brighton as his office. It was converted into a small hospital ward with about ten beds.

Brighton Pavilion's Red Drawing Room as part of the Indian Hospital in 1915

© Royal Pavilion & Museums, Red Drawing Room, 1915

Today, the Red Drawing Room is not open to most visitors to the Pavilion, but it is sometimes hired out for weddings and other events.