Brighton beach to get its own 'London Eye'

The same architects behind the London Eye have been brought in to create a similar attraction on Brighton beach in time for next summer.

Brighton beach to get its own 'London Eye'
Brighton beach to get its own 'London Eye'
The Brighton i360 observation tower will stand 162 metres tall and carry up to 200 visitors at a time in circular glass viewing pod. The wheelchair-accessible pod will be air conditioned in summer, heated in winter, and will have a central seating area and its own host to answer any questions.

Once at the top, visitors will enjoy 360-degree views of the city and the surrounding South Downs and Sussex coastline. The ride will also include a complimentary hand-held multimedia tour detailing how the attraction was built and the heritage of the local area.

At the foot of the tower will be a beach building incorporating a brasserie, exhibition area and function rooms capable of accommodating between ten and 800 guests.

Like its London sibling, the Brighton i360 itself will also be available for corporate bookings. A range of Sky Bar Champagne Ride and meal packages have already gone on sale.

The London Eye recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary and is still the UK’s most visited paid-for attraction.

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