26 Things to see from the i360
On Brighton's seafront you'll find one of the country's newest attractions - British Airways i360
Glide up slowly to 162 metres high to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of up to 26 miles from the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by the London Eye architects, Marks Barfield. This will be a fantastic addition to the vibrant beachfront and will give everyone a chance to see Brighton & Hove from a completly new perspective.
From that high up visitors will be able to see the city, the sea and the countryside. From the pod you will be able to see distances of up to 26 miles, so we've decided to highlight 26 things to look out for...
26 Things to see from the i360
- The Brighton Pier - Peer down on the Pier and start deciding which rides you'll want to try once you get back down to earth.
- The Royal Pavilion - See the amazing domes of the stunning Royal Pavilion from a whole new angle! Don't forget to go inside to see the oriental inspired interiors too.
- Hove - Look West to see Hove's famous colourful beach huts, charming green spaces and stunning Regency cresecents.
- South Downs National Park - Brighton is known as a city by the sea but from this height you'll see how close we are to the breathtaking countryside of the South Downs National Park.
- The Peace Statue - Marks the boundary between Brighton & Hove but did you know the statue is dedicated to Edward VII who was a frequent visitor and was known as The Peacemaker?
- American Express Community Stadium - Nestled in the countryside is the home of the Brighton & Hove albion Football Club.
- Regency Architecture - In the west you'll see Adelaide Crescent, Brunswick Square and Regency Square and looking east you'll see Lewes Crescent.
- The Grand & Hilton Brighton Metropole - See these classic Victorian hotels from a whole new angle. Did you know that the Metropole's architect, Alfred Waterhouse, also designed the Natural History Museum?
- North Laine - This area is full of independent cafés, bars and shops as well as some amazing street art. Although we think you'll need to visit at ground level to really appreciate the bohemian atmosphere.
- The West Pier - Just under the i360 you'll see the haunting remains of the West Pier. The skeletal frame is still one of the most photographed sights in the city.
- Seven Sisters - Along the coast between Seaford and Eastbourne is the iconic Seven Sisters cliff face which has featured in several films including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Atonement.
- Sussex coast from Bexhill to Chichester - You'll be able to see all the way from Chichester to Bexhill so will you spot Littlehampton's East Beach Café, Worthing Pier, Eastbourne Pier and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill?
- The Lanes - Will seeing the twisting alleyways of the Lanes from above stop you from getting lost the next time you visit? It's doubtful but it's worth a try!
- Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere - The Brighton & Lewes Downs is an official UNESCO Biosphere site and encompasses the sea, the countryside and towns & cities. Biospheres aim to promote a balance between people and nature.
- The Seafront - See the full stretch of iconic Brighton seafront from Hove Lagoon to Brighton Marina home to a fantastic variety of activities, restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and art galleries.
- Brighton Marina - How many boats will you spot? You'll also see the new development which includes more restaurants as well as apartments and shops.
- Preston Park - The city's largest park is also home to the famous Pride Festival celebrations, the country's oldest cycle track, the oldest & largest Elm trees (The Preston Twins) and one of the most haunted buildings in the UK - Preston Manor.
- Sussex County Cricket Ground - Look towards Hove to spot the home of the oldest county cricket club. It's not all sport though as the venue has also hosted concerts by the legendary Elton John and Tom Jones.
- Embassy Court - Brighton is known for its splendid Regency architecture but the city also has some fantastic examples of art deco and modernist buildings such as Embassy Court.
- Beachy Head - Another famous countryside spot you may recognise from films such as Quadrophenia, Brighton Rock and even Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. See if you can spot the red and white striped lighthouse by the cliffs.
- Brighton Racecourse - The track is on the edge of the South Downs and rather appropriately the track is horseshoe shaped!
- St Bartholomew's Church - The Neo-Gothic church is one of the tallest in England and some even believe it was based on the dimensions for Noah's Ark!
- Maderia Drive - By Brighton Pier you'll see Madeira Drive which is the finishing point for a wide-variety of London to Brighton events throughout the year.
- The Bandstand - The beautiful Victorian bandstand is just next to the i360 and is a popular spot for weddings.
- Kemptown - The colourful village is to the east of the city centre and has a great mix of cafes, restaurants, markets and boutique hotels.
- 614,600,000 pebbles - From way up here you will be able to see all the pebbles on Brighton & Hove beaches and apparently there are over 600 million!