London Orbit Tower
The Orbit Tower, officially known as the ArcelorMittal Orbit, is a metal tower in London that is the symbol of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Located a few minutes walk from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, your Adagio apart hotel Stratford is the ideal base for taking on the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower!
From the top of this iconic looping structure, you can see for 20-miles in any direction, striking views of London and beyond! Built as an iconic symbol for the London 2012 Olympic Games, ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest monument and is built from 60% recycled steel, including washing machines and cars. The tower was a joint venture between architect Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond and stands as a testament to their playful innovation.
Orbit isn’t just about the views though, in 2016 the slide was added to the sculpture, designed by German artist Carsten Höller. A real adrenalin rush awaits as you slide down the 178m long tunnel – the longest tunnel in the world. You’ll zip in and out of transparent sections offering incredible views before being plunged back into darkness as you twist your way around the tower. Brace yourself as you head towards the bottom of the slide and into the ‘bedspring’ section and corkscrew your way down. Dare you take on the challenge?
Once you’ve experienced the lift to the top and the crazy slide down, you can head back up again to enjoy the views at your leisure, using the mirrors to create different scenarios as you look out across the memories of those Olympic Games. You can then choose to get the lift back down again, or take on the 455 steps and enjoy a soundscape of London as you descend back to ground level.
As if the slide wasn’t enough, the true adrenalin junkies out there can book an abseiling experience and tick off the UK’s highest free-fall abseil from their bucket list!