ArcelorMittal Orbit
TOUR DESCRIPTION

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture
Enjoy the incredible view from the top, spanning up to 20 miles
Slide down the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide
Descend to the bottom using the slide!
Travel up to 15 miles per hour on the way down
76 metres high and 178 metres long, the slide has windowed sections for you to peek out!
A beautiful sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor

Entry to the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Option to upgrade to Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Gratuities
Food and beverages unless stated differently
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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.

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



  • February Half Term: Monday 14 February – Friday 18 February 2022


  • Easter Half Term: Monday 4 April 2022 – Friday 22 April 2022


  • Summer Half Term: Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022


  • 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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Closures:

25th & 26th December

Terms & Conditions:

To ride the Slide you must be:
8 years or over.
At least 1.3m in height.
Weigh under 139.7kg (22 stone).
Not wear any loose clothing, large jewellery, bags, large belongings or inappropriate footwear.
Not be under the influence of alcohol or any drugs.
Not have any heart conditions, back or neck injuries, claustrophobia, vertigo, be pregnant or have any other condition that prevents you from following all of the safety rules and guidelines.

HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

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. And 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. 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 – an unmissable London attraction.

THE SLIDE AT THE ARCERLOR MITTAL ORBIT

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!

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