ArcelorMittal Orbit Tours
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The ArcelorMittal Orbit, built for the 2012 London Olympics, has the distinction of being the UK’s tallest sculpture. At 375 feet (114.5 meters) high, it is also possibly the world’s tallest—and longest—tube slide. The observation decks offer visitors stunning views with visibility of up to 20 miles (32 kilometers) on a clear day.
Built in collaboration with artists Anish Kapoor and Carsten Höller, designer Cecil Balmond, and ArcelorMittal Steel, the Orbit is composed of 2,000 tonnes of tangled red steel twisting up into the sky. Two elevators transport passengers 260 feet (80 meters) up to the indoor observation decks. Those brave enough can then descend the 583-foot-long (178-meter) slide with 12 twists through a transparent tube, culminating in a corkscrew of turns and a final drop into darkness. Alternatively, take the elevators back to the ground level or descend 455 steps accompanied by a soundscape installation.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a must for thrill-seekers and those who appreciate elevated views.
- Entrance to the Orbit is reduced for children; check the website for all concession prices.
- There are a number of cafés and restaurants within walking distance from the Orbit.
- The Orbit Tower is accessible and offer wheelchairs to borrow on a first-come first-served basis.
How to Get There
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is located in East London, in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Take the tube from central London—it’s about a 10-minute walk from Stratford Station, on the Central and Jubilee lines—or one of various bus lines.
When to Get There
The Orbit Tower is open daily year-round, with varying hours depending on the season. The attraction hosts seasonal events such as evening fireworks viewing throughout the year. Check the website for a schedule and opening hours.
If the world’s longest tunnel slide wasn’t daring enough, the Orbit also offers abseiling (aka rappelling) from 262 feet (79 meters) in the air, making it the UK’s highest free fall. Professional instructors take participants through a thorough safety training and provide all safety gear. Then the adventure begins with a steep descent surrounded by views of London’s famous skyline and landmarks.
Address: ArcelorMittal Orbit, London, England
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in London
terrible customer service
, Feb 2020
I was not contacted by Viator to inform that the adverse weather conditions had resulted in the ride being closed. viator has been informed of the decision to close the ride 3 days prior but did not pass this message on. The ride provider could not contact me directly as viator refused to release my contact details. It was a wasted and expensive trip to London
, Jan 2020
great attraction. fantastic views. slide was such a laugh. waiting time was not too long. would highl recommend
Good attraction and great fun but communication a bit lacking
, Nov 2019
Really enjoyed the experience. We all had fun. However, we were turned away on the day we booked for and we had to come back the next day. Some health and safety concern which was never explained. The communication over the re-booking was lacking- it was never confirmed by email. We came back the next day without being sure we would be able to use the slide, but all turned out fine in the end. Beware!
2 Tours and Activities to Experience ArcelorMittal Orbit
Guarantee your entry to The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the world’s longest, tallest, and fastest tunnel slide, by booking in advance with Viator. After taking high-speed elevators to two viewing galleries, you’ll recognize iconic London landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, and Canary Wharf. Then, feel your adrenaline levels surge as you plummet down a 583-foot (178-meter) descent that winds around Sir Anish Kapoor’s Olympic sculpture 12 times. The Slide guarantees exhilarating fun for children and adults alike.
The Ultimate Adventure day in London 1. Start off with the easy one : 3 hour walking tour of Westminster 2. Head to Lambeth and go on the best Zip Slide in the UK 3. Then you'll goto the Olympic Park in Stratford and go down the highest slide in the UK..... We will see 20 of London's most iconic sights in a 3-hour historic walking tour! Sights you will see include ; Buckingham Palace Trafalgar Square Changing of the Guard (Daily during the summer months) Big Ben Downing Street Westminster Abbey Whitehall Houses of Parliament London Eye Parliament Square Queens Horse Guard Zip Now : You’ll travel across 225 metres, taking in impressive views of London’s iconic buildings and skyline, reaching speeds of up to 50 km p/h. The ArcelorMittal Orbit slide : is a 114.5-meter-high sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. Can you handle it? :)
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book ArcelorMittal Orbit tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since ArcelorMittal Orbit can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 ArcelorMittal Orbit tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit ArcelorMittal Orbit 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to ArcelorMittal Orbit costs USD 22.22. Guided ArcelorMittal Orbit tours start around USD 22.22 per person. See all 2 ArcelorMittal Orbit tickets and tours on Viator.
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