The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s striking ArcelorMittal Orbit is stepping things up a notch with their abseiling experience.
Forget the slide – well actually there’s no need to forget it, it’s still pretty cool – it’s all about the abseiling now. And this one’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Take a daring descent down the London Olympics’ famous viewing tower – which also happens to be Britain’s largest piece of public art – standing tall at a whopping 114 metres. Ok, you won’t be going up quite that high. Just to 80 metres. No biggie… Right? Well, have you ever been to Thorpe Park? Their infamous rollercoaster Stealth only reaches 62 metres high. Now try saying this abseil is no big deal.
But of course there’s no need to worry. A team of experienced abseil instructors from Wire & Sky will look after you every step of the way. They use the safest rigging system conceivable so all you’ll have to focus on are the incredible views. Keep your eyes peeled for The Gherkin, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, and Wembley Stadium, as well as the incredible buildings surrounding the Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It’s a truly breathtaking experience.
You’ll find the ArcelorMittal Orbit just fifteen minutes’ walk from Stratford Station in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Tickets are available here at a discounted rate for a limited time only. The experience lasts 30 minutes and tickets usually cost £85.
Dates available with slots for a maximum of 5 people every 30 minutes:
Saturday 14th Oct – from 10am to 5.30pm
Friday 20th Oct – from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 21st Oct – from 10am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 25th Oct – from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 26th Oct – from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 28th Oct – from 1.00pm to 8.30pm
Sunday 29th Oct – from 10.00am to 5.30pm
Make sure you snap up some tickets before they sell out!
This article is supported by Fever.
Featured Image: Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond