East of the Queens Hotel the row of houses and small hotels was built largely between 1790 and 1840 and constituted Marine Parade. If you wish, you could cross the road here and look at some further information boards on the traffic island in front of the Crown and Anchor. These tell the story of the commercial development of the area.
The Crown and Anchor is a History Corner and features some interesting old local photographs and all are welcome to view these.
The Shore View Hotel and its neighbour, the Riviera both date from 1836 and were the first hotels of any scale in the town. They were originally called the Albion and the Anchor respectively. You can still see the anchor motif on the front facade. The Albion boasted the telephone number ‘Eastbourne 1’ until 1966. Both hotels have undergone radical changes of appearance over the years.