London’s Top New Attraction: Arcelor Mittal Orbit

London’s Top New Attraction: Arcelor Mittal Orbit

Nestled amongst the skyscrapers of Stratford, stands proud the ArcelorMittal Orbit designed by Sir Anish Kapoor. The tall, bright red helical structure has become an established part of the Stratford skyline since its installation by renowned artist Carsten Höller in the run up to the Olympics in 2012. The ArcelorMittal Orbit holds the title of Britain’s largest sculpture and excitingly has been updated to house the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.

orbitslideAs one gets closer to the Orbit, the sheer scale of the art piece and slide dawns. Just looking up will make you dizzy. So although you could opt to climb over four hundred steps, fortunately there’s a lift to the top. The views of London from the top are breath-taking. With unprecedented views of the Shard, the tall skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and West Ham United football club in the adjacent London Stadium.

orbitThe air of excitement amongst those eagerly waiting to go down the slide is undeniable. Once padded up with elbow protectors and not so glamorous helmets, it’s time to go down the slide. It’s a relief to hear that nobody has ever got stuck in the slide; it is supposedly impossible! With an overwhelming sense of anticipation, lying down on a mat that folds over the legs, effectively making a sack. Holding on tight to the strap with your dear life, whilst slowly inching yourself forward towards the first drop.


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And before you know it you are hurtling down a tunnel full of twists and turns, surrounded by the beautiful views of London. Just as you think you’re comfortable, a stomach defying drop gets your adrenaline surging and you can’t help but let out a scream! It lasts a mere forty seconds, but it is an epic forty seconds speeding down one hundred and seventy-eight metres. So despite it being heart wrenching, and stomach churning it is an exhilarating experience, and you’ll come off wanting to go again. The second time down is even more thrilling. The Orbit is a fantastic experience for adrenaline junkies; but not for the faint hearted. Check out the Go Pro footage of the Orbit and see for yourself.

Enjoy celebratory drinks at the viewing platform. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is also ideal for receptions, dinners, corporate events, award ceremonies and weddings. It can seat up to 120 and accommodate 250 standing for an event high in the sky. As one of London’s newest attractions it’s not to be missed for a memorable day out. Book your tickets now from just £10 for children and £15 for adults.

Are you brave enough?

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