- Gently glide up 450ft into the air on board Brighton’s i360and take in the stunning views of Brighton’s epic skyline, the South Downs and the wonderful coastline on this 30-minute ride.
- The world’s tallest moving observation tower, Brighton i360 is 162-metre-high and situated on Brighton seafront.
- The tower is designed and built by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye and the beautiful treetop walkway in Kew Gardens.
- There are loads of things to do and see in Brighton, from taking a stroll along the seafront to visiting Brighton Toy and model Museum.
Escape to the skies and explore the city of Brighton from above on the British Airways i360 for a flight you will never forget. Take in 360-degree views of up to 42 kilometres across Brighton and Hove, the South Downs and all across the stunning coastline. On a clear day, you may even be able to spot the Isle of Wight. The higher up you climb, the better the view! Watch if you can see the tower leaning – on a sunny day it leans to the north as metal facing south heats and expands.
The British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower! The observation tower’s futuristic, doughnut-shaped viewing platform elevates 175 people at a time up and down the steel structure. Ten times the size of a London Eye capsule (and 20 feet taller to be exact), kids of all ages will be captivated by the spacious glass viewing pod, which reaches heights of 450 feet (or 138 metres). From seagulls flying past to ships out at sea, see how much you and your family can spot from the brilliant viewing pod. Plus, there are always some on-hand crew on board to answer any questions you may have and point out landmarks. Learn more about the pioneering design and engineering of the attraction at the free exhibition: British Airways i360: How it was Built. After your flight adventure, have a browse at the gift shop, which is inspired by the attraction. You will find a lovely selection of toys, games, children’s books and souvenirs.
A flight on the pod is the perfect way to indulge your children’s vivid imaginations. A day in Brighton wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the 1360 tower. Book your i360 Brighton tickets today! If you are looking to do more sightseeing on the South Coast, the Spinnaker Tower offers amazing views over Portsmouth.
What to know before you go
- BA i360 flights set off every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour.
- Make sure you arrive 30 minutes prior to your flight time as there will be security checks.
- Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
- Before you board, download the viewing map. It has lots of valuable information about the i360 tower, as well as a kids’ section with fun facts and a treasure hunt. The app is available in a choice of different languages.
- You will find baby-changing facilities in the boarding deck toilets and in the beach building.
- The venue is buggy friendly. On extremely busy days, you may have to fold it up or leave it in the buggy park.
- Worried about the weather? The pod is heated and air-conditioned so it’s comfortable whether it’s raining or a heat wave.
- The pod has seating available for up to 30 people.
- There is so much to enjoy at the attraction. The flight is 30 minutes, but expect your total visit to last around an hour (or longer if eating) after checking in and browsing the brilliant gift shop.
- Interested in dining at the i360 restaurant? The West Beach Bar & Kitchen is located at the base of the BA i360 and is open all day. Their Little Beachcomber menu for kids is great and includes some tasty dishes like cod fish fingers, fries and peas and mild beef chilli con carne and rice. There are highchairs and colouring sheets available.
- Local Brighton restaurants are also well worth a visit, whether you are seeking a quick bite to eat or a full dining experience. Terre a Terrre, The Salt Room and Ohso Social are all child-friendly.
- Brighton is the perfect place for a day trip with children as there's so much to do and see. Situated on Brighton beachfront, the i360 tower is just a few minutes’ walk from Kings Road paddling pool and playground.
- You can’t visit the city without seeing the Brighton Palace Pier, which has some great activities for kids and is only a 13-minute-walk away on the seafront.
- Brighton’s i360 is located on Brighton Beach in front of the city’s historic West Pier, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2LN.
- Brighton station is a 15-minute walk away from the tower. There are direct trains from London to Brighton in under an hour. It’s also only 30 minutes away from Gatwick Airport by train. You can also get direct trains from many other locations along the south coast, including Eastbourne, Southampton and Portsmouth.
- The number 77 bus runs directly to the venue from Brighton station, Churchill Square, Old Steine or Palace Pier between 18 June until 31 August. Western Road by Waitrose is the next closest stop and bus routes 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 17, 18, 21A, 25, 46, 49, 6 and 700 all stop here.
- If you are driving, there is a Park and Ride at Withdean Sports Centre (BN1 5JD). Regency Square car park is directly opposite the 1360 tower.