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Photograph: British Airways i360's Tower Top Climb

You can now climb 530 foot up that massive viewing tower in Brighton

Forget your fear of heights and clamber to the top of the BA i360 Tower for unrivalled views across the city

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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Leave your fear of heights at home: you can now climb to the top of this extremely tall tower in Brighton. You know the one – the BA i360 Viewing Tower, which looms very impressively over the beach at this ever-popular British seaside destination. Previously, if you were looking for a good view of the city – and the ocean beyond it – you could only travel half way up, to the round observation deck. 

Now, however, thrill-seekers can head to the very top. That’s a whopping 530 feet up, and to get there, visitors will have to clamber up a series of (very narrow) internal ladders, normally only used by technicians. The rungs snake up to the summit of the tower, which you’re strapped to as you climb your way up.

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Photograph: British Airways i360's Tower Top Climb

After scaling the rungs, visitors will pop out onto the top of the building and – boom – they’ll be able to take in epic views all the way across the South Coast and the Channel. Perhaps best of all, your efforts will also be rewarded with a glass of bubbly on the observation deck afterwards (which, let’s be honest, you may well need to soothe your post-climb jitters).

One other thing to note is that the experience is only open to those aged 12 and above. Bear in mind, also, that the tower can sway in the wind – so it’s probably best to plan your visit for when the weather’s nice.

Tickets cost £99, and you can find out more here. Just don’t look down!

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