The safety and security of our guests is our first priority at British Airways i360.

Security searches and checks

All guests and their belongings must pass through security checks before entering the viewing pod. We may ask guests to remove some items from their bags or person to be searched separately. These may include, but are not limited to, belts, shoes, jacket, electrical items and liquids.

We use specialist search equipment that is harmless to the vast majority of visitors. If you have any concerns, or have been fitted with a medical device that your doctor advises should not be subjected to a scan – for example, a pacemaker – please bring this to the attention of a member of staff.

Prohibited items

  • No sharp objects
  • No banners or flags
  • No alcohol
  • No tripods

We reserve the right at our absolute discretion to refuse admission or remove from British Airways i360 or its vicinity anyone who is carrying any of the following items:

  • Articles which could cause injury, damage or annoyance such as a weapon, firework, smoke bomb, air horn or an explosive device
  • Articles which may be used to cause damage such as cutting implements, marker pens or paint
  • Banners or flags
  • An item which may be deemed to aid climbing up the tower or any other structure.

Please note;

  • Flameless electric ‘arc’ lighters are not allowed. These will be held by security for you to collect when you leave.
  • Any sharps that do not constitute an offence, will be retained and returned to guests as they leave, in accordance with our prohibited items policy. If a person is asked to remove an item that is being carried for religious beliefs, they will be offered a private space to do so, and the item will respectfully and safely be stored until their return.

Confiscated objects are left entirely at the owner’s risk at all times. We accept no responsibility for the loss of or damage to any objects left with us. We are entitled to refuse to store any visitors’ objects at our sole discretion whether for public safety reasons or any other reason.

We will confiscate any illegal knives and hand them into Sussex Police. We follow government guidelines on what constitutes an illegal knife.