ArcelorMittal Orbit

Activity code: AMO

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Duration Approx 1 hour

Highlights

  • Britain largest piece of public art - designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
  • Views up to 20 miles into the distance – take a new perspective on London’s famous skyline, see iconic London buildings
  • Spectacular Anish Kapoor concave mirrors that flip your perspective
  • Interactive screens using gigapixel technology interpret the views
  • Challenge friends to descend 455 steps to the ground or take the Slide
  • Slide down the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide
  • 76 metres high and 178 metres long, the slide has windowed sections for you to peek out!

 


Description

Feel the ground disappear as you make the short journey by lift, 80m to the top viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit where you will experience a show-stopping panorama.
 
Take in a totally new perspective of London with views of up to 20 miles into the city and over the parklands, waterways and world-class sporting venues of London’s newest Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The wave-shaped roof of the Aquatics Centre can be seen in its full glory, now the temporary spectator wings have been removed. Take a hawk’s eye view over the magnificent Stadium, the future new home of West Ham United Football Club and look down on the unique and intimate gardens of the newly landscaped south of the Park.
 
Looking beyond the Park, visitors to the ArcelorMittal Orbit will have the chance to see five football grounds, and many of London’s iconic buildings: The Shard, BT Tower, The Gherkin, Big Ben, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and Emirates Airline. Those with a keen eye will also spot new additions to the skyline, such as the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater. And with views of up to 20 miles, marvel at the sights on the horizon from Alexandra Palace in the north, Wembley Stadium to the west, Crystal Palace transmitter to the south and Epping Forest to the east.
 
Along with the landscape, and visionary design of the sculpture itself, visitors will be treated to interactive screens using gigapixel technology to interpret the views. Learn the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (available in multiple languages) and take a closer view of the panorama using this innovative technology. Visitors can also enjoy the distinctive Kapoor designed concave mirrors that will flip your perspective and turn the horizon on its head.
 
When it’s time to go home, challenge your friends and family to descend the 455 steps to the ground, immersing yourselves in the sounds of London as you walk down the stairs, or why not upgrade your exeperince and take the Slide. 
 
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a distinctive emblem of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and illustrates the continuing story of that magical summer – follow in the footsteps of Her Majesty the Queen and many Olympic and Paralympic stars –ascend the ArcelorMittal Orbit. 

The Slide 
Experience the newest and most exciting thing to arrive in London this year, the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit!

Before you take your ride on the slide, enjoy the views from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford, the UK’s tallest sculpture at 114.5 metres tall. With panoramic sights that span up to 20 miles, enjoy uninterrupted views of London sights such as Canary Wharf, the arch of Wembley Stadium, the O2 Arena, Alexandra Palace, The Gherkin, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard and The Walkie Talkie.

When you’ve finished taking in the views, descend to the bottom in the most unique way possible, the slide! Created by Belgian artist Carsten Höller, the slide is 76 metres high and 178 metres long. It twists and turns an impressive 12 times and includes a tight corkscrew named the ‘bettfeder’ – the German word for ‘bedspring’.

Travelling at up to 15 miles per hour and lasting for an exhilarating 40 seconds, the slide finishes with a 50 metre straight run to the ground and certain sections have ‘polycarbonate ‘windows’ for you to catch the view on the way down!

Use the booking panel to select either the ArcelorMittal Orbit ticket of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and a trip on the famous Slide. 

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour


  • Entry to the ArcelorMittal Orbit
  • Ticket to ride the slide if selected 

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Gratuities
  • Transfers
Please note;
  • You must select a timed session for when you would like to take the slide. Please arrive at the Orbit between the times that you have selected and you will be allocated the next available time slot for the slide. Whilist you are waiting you will be able to enjoy the view from the top of the Orbit.
  • Sliders must be at least 1.3m in height and weigh under 130kg (22 stone)
  • Minimum age for the slide is 8 years of age. 
  • Sliders must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Loose clothing, large jewellery, bags, large belongings or inappropriate footwear is not allowed on the slide
  • You are not allowed to slide if you have a heart condition, back or neck injuries, claustrophobia, vertigo, if you are pregnant or if you have any condition that prevents you from following all of the safety rules and guidelines.

Venue Information:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2AD

Nearest Underground:
Stratford (DLR, Overground and Central lines)

Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.
Schedule
1 January to 31 December 2022
Friday: 11:00am to 3:00pm (last entry at 2:00pm)
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4:00pm)
School Holidays:  11:00am to 3:00pm (last entry at 2:00pm)

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
  • Summer Holiday: Monday 26 July to Friday 2 September 2022
  • Autumn Half Term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2022
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January 2023
Please note that we will be open seven days a week during the summer months of June, July, and August 2022.

Closures:
  • 25 & 26 December
Directions:
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is approximately ten minutes walk from Stratford Station. To walk to the ArcelorMittal Orbit from Stratford Station, take the exit through the subway signposted Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. When you arrive at Westfield Stratford City, use the lift or the escalator outside to go up one level and head down The Street (the outdoor shopping and restaurant area). Take the second left at the Holiday Inn and walk into the Park. From here you can walk directly through the Park to the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

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