A very high-class street
This is St James’s Street and it’s the oldest shopping street in the town. It was built by Kemp to service his estate that he was building in Kemp Town. In 1826, a traveller came to Brighton and he went into St James’s Street and he describes the street as the Bond Street of Brighton. He said he had never seen such luxury. So it was very, very popular – very, very high-class shops of all descriptions.