A visit to British Airways i360 in Brighton, the world’s first vertical cable car, is a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy.
Brighton’s newest seaside attraction, British Airways i360, made a big impact when it opened in August last year. The futuristic glass observation pod, which rises to 138m, dominates the city’s skyline and has already wowed thousands of visitors.
Every 30 minutes, up to 200 people gently glide up to 450ft in the giant glass pod to enjoy 360 degree unfolding views across Brighton, the south coast and, on the clearest days, all the way to Beachy Head and the Isle of Wight.
Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye, British Airways i360 is acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the world’s most slender tower. Driven by state-of-the-art cable car technology, the design is as impressive as it is innovative.
The idea was born in 2005 to create a ‘vertical pier’ on Brighton seafront, located on the site of the original West Pier. Guests can ‘walk on air’ and gain a unique perspective on the city from above, just as the original pier welcomed Victorian society to ‘walk on water’.
It took 10 years and the expertise of hundreds of people across Europe to turn British Airways i360 from a concept into reality. This summer it is ready to welcome you and your family to see the coast from a seagull’s view.
Following your flight you can visit the onsite gift shop, grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or walk straight out onto the beach for a paddle in the sea. Rain or shine, British Airways i360 will never fail to lift your spirits. Family Fun[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”600″]
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Children absolutely love the British Airways i360 pod. Families are free to walk around, pointing out landmarks, watching seagulls and spotting boats out at sea.
Before boarding the pod, tech-savy children can enjoy animations and a photo hunt around the site on the free-to-download British Airways i360 app.
Sky High Refreshments
On board the pod, enjoy a drink at the Nyetimber Sky Bar, one of the most unique bars in the UK, serving a range of fine drinks from Sussex including Nyetimber, an award winning sparkling wine. If you are seeking the romantic touch, take an evening flight to enjoy the sunset and twinkling city lights below.
Wine and Dine
Visitors can relax over a delicious meal in the stylish restaurant which boasts stunning views from its beachside terrace. Serving dishes created using locally-sourced ingredients, the menus are inspired by the seasons.
The modern bistro is ideal for families and has a wide variety of options for adults and children alike. Alternatively, you can enjoy a classic afternoon tea served with finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of mini patisseries.
If you are looking for something a little more informal, do not worry – If you are looking for a light bite, head to the West Pier Tea Room for coffee and cake.
For more information about British Airways i360 and to book tickets, visit: www.BritishAirwaysi360.com
By Jacob White