UK: British Airways i360, Brighton

We always end up finding ourselves back in Brighton – other than London, Sheffield and Chester it must be the place we’ve visited most together. It’s got something that we can’t quite put our finger on but despite that, there are still things we haven’t done and seen there. The British Airways i360 is, or was one of them.

On a glorious late Sunday afternoon we jumped at the opportunity to work with BA and take to the skies above this wonderful city. Gliding 450ft into the air from the landmark’s futuristic glass viewing pod, we enjoyed a local G&T, stunning murmurations and the magnificent 360 views.

The i360 was designed by Mark Barfield Architects, those responsible for the London Eye except this pod is over 10 times the size of those at London’s equivalent. It’s bringing people like us from the capital even further down south and contributing to the regeneration of this iconic seafront. On that note, of course we had amazing views of the famous Brighton Pier, but also all the way through the South Downs national park and we hear on a brighter day, the Isle of Wight.

You really do get the best of all worlds – city, countryside and sea. It’s the perfect location.

The experience doesn’t stop at the pod however – downstairs there is such a nice store selling quality Brighton themed gifts and memorabilia, beach facing restaurant and the opportunity to buy green screen photo books.

We hoped that through booking at 4pm we would catch the sunset whilst at the summit – we can confirm that there is no better time to experience Brighton. We ended the day with a stroll around the charming Lanes shopping area, a good old Sunday roast with university friends and some BeFries for the road!

As this rooftop mural says, We Love Brighton!

P.S next time we’ll be encountering British Airways is aboard a Miami bound flight in January – sunshine state content to come soon!

 

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Disclaimer: we were given complimentary tickets to the British Airways i360 in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.

20 Comments

  1. CharleneMcElhinney
    November 24, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    You are both looking absolutely fabulous. I’ve not caught up with your content in a while, so I can’t wait to read about your travels, I’ve missed you guys! Charlene McElhinney (@blogabtnothing1)https://charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you lovely! Will have to have a catch up on your soon too!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. What Corinne Did
    November 26, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I have never been to Brighton but I have heard so much about the city!. What a fantastic view you have from up there!

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:00 pm

      We really like Brighton, we would recommend to visit!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. Amie Cadwallader
    November 26, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Ahh I love this at Brighton, it was amazing when I went on it too! Love, Amie ❤ The Curvaceous Vegan

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:03 pm

      Such a great view wasn’t it!?

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. Nicholson Rachael
    November 26, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    I've been wanting to head to Brighton for AGES because i've never been. You have just made me want to go even more. Your photos are gorgeous too by the way! Great post.Rach x

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:04 pm

      OMG you need to go!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. Tammy Breitweiser
    November 26, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Great photos!

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. secondstartotheright
    November 26, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Can you believe I've never been to Brighton?! I'd love to go – it looks like such a lovely place and I love anywhere by the sea :)Jennyhttp://www.jennyinneverland.com

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:14 pm

      Brighton is such a cute place to visit – defo worth it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. Cora Tea Party Princess
    November 26, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Gosh that sounds incredible! And look at that view, how amazing. The sunset is gorgeous and it sounds pretty romantic.Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:16 pm

      The sunset was the best part to be honest but a great experience over all!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. Alisha Valerie Gerrard
    November 27, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Sounds like you both had the best time! I really wanna visit Brighton with my husband, may need to next year! Great blog post lovelies, 💜✨With love, Alisha Valerie x

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:31 pm

      Do let us know if you go, we have many places we could recommend!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  9. Ashlee Moyo
    December 18, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I had an amazing time when I went on the British Airways i360. I would definitely want to experience a sunset flight. Great post and even better photos.Ashlee | ashleemoyo.com

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:35 pm

      You should definitely go on the sunset flight! Such beauty!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  10. Girl Masked
    December 28, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Brilliant post and I love the photos. It sounds like a great opportunity to see some fantastic views. I've been dying to go to Brighton for ages. I'm planning to go to the UK in 2019 so I'll be sure putting Brighton on my list of places to go!

    • foodandbaker1
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      The views were so worth the trip! Do let us know when you do visit!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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