If you are looking to discover more of Brighton and its historical culture, then why not book a journey on the i360? Our city is celebrated for its iconic landmarks like The Lanes and The Royal Pavilion. In this article, we will be discussing what you can expect when you embark on the i360 in Brighton.
The Brighton i360 Experience
Right at the centre of Brighton’s beautiful beachfront is the i360. The glass pod allows you to have an aerial 360 view of the bustling city, alongside a drink from our bar in the sky, but what can you expect when you embark on this Brighton attraction?
Before Embarking: Practical Tips
First things first, what to do before entering our glass viewing pod. We would recommend planning your visit to Brighton in advance – after all, there are many things to see and do in this wonderful city. Once you’ve checked the journey times of the i360, you can book your tickets online to avoid the long queues, or you can purchase once you are in the building.
A top tip from our lovely team would be to check the weather forecast before booking your slot as well. Never fear, we also offer a weather guarantee! If your visibility is compromised during your visit, preventing you from seeing both Brighton Palace Pier and the Old West Pier from our viewing pod, we’ll provide you with a complimentary return ticket, valid for use within three months.
We would also suggest that you arrive at Brighton i360 at least 20 minutes before your selected time slot to allow ample time for mandatory security checks. Our number one priority is ensuring the safety and security of all our visitors and staff members and we have implemented comprehensive security measures for you and your families protection. Here is a list of items that are prohibited on the i360:
- Smoke bombs
- Glass bottles
- Flammable liquids (including cigarette lighters)
- Air horns
- Explosive devices
Additionally, items strictly prohibited for potential damage include:
- Cutting implements
- Marker pens
- Paint, among others
- Banners, flags, and any items deemed to aid climbing up the tower or other structures are also not allowed.
Embarking On The i360
Getting on the i360 is arguably one of the most exciting parts of your journey – think lots and lots of anticipation. Upon entering the i360, you will be asked to present your ticket and make your way into the glass pod. Whilst there, and before the journey begins, you can grab yourself a drink and settle in.
Our journey is a fairly short endeavour, lasting around 25 minutes. However, if you feel you may need the bathroom or to grab more snacks before getting on, we would recommend also doing this prior. It’s important to note that the i360 has no toilet facilities in the viewing pod, due to the fact that these journeys are not lengthy.
Not to mention, Brighton i360 ensures full accessibility for guests with disabilities, special needs, or wheelchair users. Guests with disabilities are eligible to bring a companion or carer free of charge, and on special events, they may qualify for a half-price admission for their companion.
Our pod is spacious and comfortable, with many seating spaces and places to stand so you can thoroughly enjoy the 360 view. You will ascend effortlessly to a height of 138 metres within the spacious glass viewing pod. Here, you will be able to enjoy sweeping 360° views that embrace the sea, the sky, the South Downs, and the lively energy of beautiful Brighton.
During your ascent, you will be able to see many of the exciting Brighton attractions, such as the Brighton Pier, the South Downs and the remarkable seafront. We highly recommend grabbing a couple of photos with your family and friends, as the views of Brighton and the surrounding areas are unmatched.
Descending and Exiting
After your 25 minute journey, you will begin to descend gently back to the ground and be asked to exit the pod in a timely manner. Once you have left this remarkable Brighton attraction, you will be able to shop around in our gift shop. Out of all the things to do in Brighton, the i360 is one of the most rewarding experiences.