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A little insight into the British Airways i360

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The British Airways i360 viewing tower is the world’s tallest moving observation tower.

It was inspired by a 19th-century jetty that invited the visitors to discover Brighton from above the sea and also made them walk on water.

The final design of the tower invites people to experience a walk on the air and to experience a 360 degree of the Brighton city from the sky level.

About BA i360:

  • The glass pod is ten times greater than that of the London eye.
  • It can carry up to 200 guests at a time.
  • The excellent glass capsule is fully covered and gives an illusion of futuristic life.
  • It has a nickname – London on the sea.
  • You can enjoy a sight of the Isle of Wight from the tower, which is 80 kilometers far from the coast.
  • You can also see the Dartmoor National Park and even one of the UNESCO’s biosphere.

Opening days and hours of the British Airways i360 viewing tower:

  • You can visit BA i360, any time of the year except for Christmas day, and it has maintenance off every year in January.
  • The opening hours vary from day to day and month to month; thus, make sure to check its calendar before you plan your visit to BA i360 viewing tower.
  • If you want to enjoy the sunset from the viewing tower, then you must take a flight between 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Dining

West Beach Bar & Kitchen

You can enjoy your meals on the terrace of the Brighton beach with an all-day restaurant that celebrates the spirit of the vibrant city, Brighton, located by the sea.

You can enjoy a meal every day from ten in the morning to five in the evening.

West Beach Cafe & Bar

The cafe is reconstructed in one of the most beautiful toll booths in BA i360 viewing tower.

It serves delicious tea, coffee along with yummy sandwiches and mouth-watering cakes.

You can enjoy snacking while embracing the view on the pod. The timings for the weekdays is from 10 am to 3 pm and on the weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.

Facilities on the viewing tower:

  • Washrooms are on the boarding deck, which you can use only before and after your flight.
  • Baby changing facility is also available in the boarding deck washrooms.
  • A buggy park is also available on the boarding deck so that you can park your child carrying buggy.
  • The lift is suitable for wheelchair users, and it connects the upper level of the tower to the beach level.
  • The boarding area has limited seating; however, the glass pod has a sitting place for up to 30 people.
  • You can buy English sparkling wine by the glass, other alcohol, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and snacks on the glass pod.
  • A gift shop is also available, which sells creations of the local artists.
  • You can hire the BA i360 viewing tower for your celebrations.