ArcelorMittal Orbit!

ArcelorMittal Orbit!

Visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit to explore the UK’s tallest sculpture, and see London differently.

Your visit starts at the base of the sculpture, exploring Anish Kapoor’s red lattice tower as it twists and turns above you. The lifts will whisk you 80m up to the viewing platforms and their distinctive panorama of London.

At the summit, there is an amazing 360-degree view of London and the waterways, green spaces and iconic sporting arenas that make up Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Memories of 2012 come flooding back as you look down on undulating roof of Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre, the Lee Valley Velodrome and the stunning Olympic Stadium, new home of West Ham United FC.

You’ll see a host of the most iconic buildings on the city’s skyline – the Shard, the Gherkin, Big Ben, the BT Tower, Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena as well as new additions to the landscape including the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater. With views of up to 20 miles, from here London’s horizon takes in Alexandra Palace to the north, Wembley Stadium to the west, the Crystal Palace transmitter to the south and Epping Forest to the east. Football fans can see five of London’s finest football grounds.

Interpret the views with interactive screens that tell the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and provide up-close information about the cityscape in front of you. Anish Kapoor’s polished concave mirrors play with your perspective and turn the horizon on its head.

The Slide: 

Visitors will descend the world’s highest and, at 178m, the world’s longest tunnel slide, as they travel down the UK’s tallest public artwork, they’ll pass through light and dark sections with London’s dramatic skyscape whizzing by!

In the 40-second trip, visitors will circle around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times as they weave their way through the famous loops and curves of the iconic structure, including a tight corkscrew section names the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’ – and end with a 50m straight run back down to earth!

The Slide was created by German artist Carsten Höller at the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, designer of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It is a unique collaboration between two of the world’s leading artists and a major new art installation for London, as well as yet another reason to visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – fast becoming London’s most exciting playground!

NEW: THE UK’S HIGHEST FREEFALL ABSEIL

The UK’s highest freefall abseil on the UK’s tallest sculpture is the adrenaline-fuelled way to see London at 262 feet above the city.

Wire and Sky provides trained professional instructors who give a comprehensive safety briefing and provide all the specialist equipment required before escorting you to the upper viewing platform at the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

From there, you begin an exhilarating descent to the ground, taking in breathtaking 20-mile vistas across London, including iconic buildings such as The Gherkin, St. Pauls, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium, as well as the world-famous sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

 

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