ArcelorMittal Orbit Admission
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
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The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a sculpture like no other in Stratford Olympic Park, originally built as a landmark of the 2012 London Olympics and now enduring as one of East London’s most striking and visited features.
Created by the world-renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, the ArcelorMittal Orbit was made using 35,000 bolts and enough recycled steel (from old washing machines and used cars) to build 265 double-decker buses! Standing at an impressive 114 metres tall, it is the tallest sculpture in the whole of the UK and offers a twenty-mile view over the capital city. Following the success of the 2012 Olympics, the Orbit reopened in 2014 with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s launch as a new urban space in East London, and in 2016 one of the UK’s most adventurous slides was incorporated into the design in a project between Carsten Höller and Anish Kapoor.
So much more than a sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit now features interior lifts and breathtaking viewing platforms as well as the famous 178 metre-long slide. With twelve thrilling twists and turns and a daring corkscrew to overcome, the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the world’s longest tunnel slide and attracts adrenaline junkies from far and wide. Propelling through darkness and then into transparent sections of the tunnel, you’ll see London’s skyline whiz past as you try to keep your head on this hair-raising experience like no other!
If you fancy a more leisurely visit or need to take a breather after your heart-pumping Olympic Park slide ride, the ArcelorMittal Orbit also offers stunning viewing opportunities across the capital city. Marvel at its own orbital structure and then venture up the ArcelorMittal’s interior lifts to gain extraordinary views of the Olympic Village and up to twenty miles beyond it on the Orbit's 80 metre-high platforms. You can also choose to take the stairs through the sculpture, featuring an incredible soundscape and mesmerising concave mirrors. Afterwards, explore the delights of the rest of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with charming canals, unique walkways and one of the best adventure playgrounds in the city, the Tumbling Bay Playground, complete with play fountains for those hot summer days.
As well as the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide and viewpoints, there are plenty of other things to do in Stratford, London, for thrill-seeking families. Venture across the Emirates Air Line cable car or take on a climb at Up at The O2 just along the river.
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