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ArcelorMittal Orbit
ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit

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1,558 Reviews
ArcelorMittal Orbit, London, London

The Basics

Built in collaboration with artists Anish Kapoor and Carsten Höller, designer Cecil Balmond, and ArcelorMittal Steel, the Orbit is composed of 2,000 tonnes of tangled red steel twisting up into the sky. Two elevators transport passengers 260 feet (80 meters) up to the indoor observation decks. Those brave enough can then descend the 583-foot-long (178-meter) slide with 12 twists through a transparent tube, culminating in a corkscrew of turns and a final drop into darkness. Alternatively, take the elevators back to the ground level or descend 455 steps accompanied by a soundscape installation.

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Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Great
Lee_P, Sep 2021
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Great views from the top, followed by the nervous wait before taking the slide to the bottom, great for all ages, my daughter (10) loved it
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Run really well,...
Jamie_V, Aug 2021
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Run really well, fantastic experience & great views from the top would 100% recommend to anyone visiting London
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View to a Thrill
Vanessa_B, Aug 2021
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Took our teenage nephews to London for the day and this was our first surprise for them. Got off the train at Stratford. Quick 10 minute walk. Make sure you book the slide. They thought it was Awesome
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Brilliant
Heidi_B, Aug 2021
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Going down the slide. It was great fun. Loved the speed. Would definitely come back again. Views were amazing too.
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Overly exciting
KEVBE_O, Aug 2021
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
My experience was extremely exceptional beyond words. A must experience you won't regret it was really mind blowing .
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The staff fantastic team the experience brilliant
tracy_m, Jul 2021
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
The staff were fantastic The experience for myself was brilliant and my boys absolutely loved it will definitely be back
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Great fun
Stephen_H, Oct 2020
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Went with my two girls (11 and 14) and they loved it. Bit of queuing but not too bad considering covid restrictions
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Better than expected
Johnnyd352, Sep 2020
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Fantastic views, Better than the shard! Slide was fantastic too, kids really enjoyed it, good value for money when you buy online
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excellent
SaraW2486, Jan 2020
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
great attraction. fantastic views. slide was such a laugh. waiting time was not too long. would highl recommend

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a must for thrill-seekers and those who appreciate elevated views.

  • Entrance to the Orbit is reduced for children; check the website for all concession prices.

  • There are a number of cafés and restaurants within walking distance from the Orbit.

  • The Orbit Tower is accessible and offer wheelchairs to borrow on a first-come first-served basis.

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How to Get There

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is located in East London, in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Take the tube from central London—it’s about a 10-minute walk from Stratford Station, on the Central and Jubilee lines—or one of various bus lines.

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When to Get There

The Orbit Tower is open daily year-round, with varying hours depending on the season. The attraction hosts seasonal events such as evening fireworks viewing throughout the year. Check the website for a schedule and opening hours.

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Abseiling

If the world’s longest tunnel slide wasn’t daring enough, the Orbit also offers abseiling (aka rappelling) from 262 feet (79 meters) in the air, making it the UK’s highest free fall. Professional instructors take participants through a thorough safety training and provide all safety gear. Then the adventure begins with a steep descent surrounded by views of London’s famous skyline and landmarks.

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