Looking for a venue to entertain clients or to reward your staff as an incentive? A meeting space to inspire your delegates, including team building activities? Or to say ‘I Do’ at 450 feet, a unique venue for a wedding or civil partnership? Whatever your event the British Airways i360 is set to take off as the place for your function, combine with a ride on the vertical cable car and fine dining with a stunning seaside location!
The British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower. At 450 feet high you will have views from the futuristic pod for up to 26 miles and enjoy a full 360 degree vista. Just over three weeks after its opening, the i360 has welcomed over 100,000 visitors and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback.
Inspiration for the tower is described by one of the architects, David Marks:
‘People love to see a landscape from above. Anyone who’s ever visited the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building or the London Eye knows that a bird’s eye view of a famous city is a sight that never leaves you. Landmarks like this not only enhance the skyline – they celebrate the cities they belong to’.
We visited the i360 on a blustery August afternoon but, regardless of the dismal weather, the views were magnificent. With the oily sea crashing around the old pier and the grey clouds swirling around us, we could see as far as the white chalk cliffs and south downs and peer down at the traffic below us and views from the streets leading to the Lanes. The futuristic glass pod glided smoothly up to the top, while we took photos and enjoyed a glass of bubbly! The bar in the i360 curves half way round the centre of the pod, and all drinks served are locally produced.
Top Tip: The flight lasts 20 minutes during the day but is extended to 30 minutes after 6pm, so is better value.
The sky really is the limit with Brighton’s latest attraction! For more information check out the website or if you would like The Travel Professionals to organise your event please contact us on 01932 589020.