Thomas Read Kemp lived at no. 22 from 1827-1837.
Lewis Carroll (Revd Charles Dodgson) spent summers at no. 11 between 1874 and 1887.
Vita Sackville West, poet, novelist (or her mother, Pepita?) bought Sussex Mansions (nos. 39/40) and commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens to adapt the interior at a cost of £50,000.
Marquis of Bristol lived at Bristol Mansions, nos. 19/20.
The exiled King of France, Louis-Philippe, stayed here with his family for a fortnight in April 1849.
Antony Dale, author, historian and conservationist, lived at no. 46 between 1914 and 1962.
The Sixth Duke of Devonshire (after whom Duke’s Mound is named) lived at no. 1 (now Fife House).
Duke and Duchess of Fife (King Edward VII’s eldest daughter, Princess Louise) lived at no. 1.
Thomas Cubitt, who built 37 houses in Kemptown, live at no. 13
Lord Elwyn Jones (Labour Lord Chancellor) and his wife, Polly Binder (artist and writer), lived at no. 17 from 1966-1989.
Herbert Wilcox (film producer) and Anna Neagle (actress) lived at no. 18 1953-1969.
Jack Buchanan (actor/manager impresario) lived at no. 19.
The Lawrence Sisters founded Roedean school at no. 25.
Harrison Ainsworth (Victorian author) lived at no. 5 from 1853-1867.
D L Murray (editor of the Times Literary Supplement during WWII, lived in Chichester House).
Other Notable Visitors
Sir Robert Peel and Gladstone both stayed for short periods in 1842 and 1844.
The Earl of Aberdeen, then Foreign Secretary, visited in 1845-6, stayed at 13 Chichester Terrace, the home of General Sir Frederick Ashworth.
Lord John Russell, Home Secretary, took 14 Sussex Square in 1838.
Edward VII stayed at Fife House in 1908 for a period of convalescence. The Kemptown Enclosures were set aside exclusively for him.
William IV and Queen Adelaide, and later Victoria and Albert, also enjoyed walking in the gardens on their visits to Brighton.
In 1969 the gardens were one of several Brighton locations used for filming ‘On a clear day you can see for ever’, starring Barbra Streisand.