The ArcelorMittal Orbit will be open for extended hours throughout the Christmas holidays. More information can be found here https://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/news/news-articles/2018/12/christmas-opening-times-2018.
With breathtaking views of London, the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide and the UK’s highest freefall abseil, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is a viewing experience like no other.
Standing at 114.5m tall, the ArcelorMittal Orbit gives you the chance to explore London’s famous skyline through stunning floor to ceiling windows before experiencing the city’s landmarks from the outside observation walkway suspended 80m above the ground. Discover sights including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and the O2 and get a bird’s eye view of the former London 2012 Olympic venues.
Famously designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for London 2012, the ArcelorMittal Orbit perfectly combines awe-inspiring city views with fun and contemporary art. Interact with the sculpture itself, flip the horizon in Anish Kapoor’s two huge concave mirrors and enjoy the gentle descent of the 455 steps that wind their way around the sculpture and immerse you in a collection of distinctive London sounds.
Challenge your friends and family to a 40-second journey through the twists, turns and drops of The Slide, a hair-raising experience that’s not for the faint-hearted. The world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide loops its way around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times taking visitors through gentle curves, thrilling drops and a tight corkscrew named ‘the bettfeder’ – bedspring in German.
Experience the exhilarating descent of the UK’s highest freefall abseil. Hold your breath as you step over the edge of the iconic red steel of the ArcelorMittal Orbit before taking the plunge and making an 80m adrenaline-fuelled journey to the ground. Make sure you check the ArcelorMittal Orbit website for abseiling availability.
In light of recent events we have increased security both on the Park and at our venues. If you are visiting one of our venues, please allow a little more time for bag checks and searches and consider if you need to bring a bag with you.