The Orbit was one of the most iconic features of the 2012 Olympics, obtrusive with its red colour it protruded itself against the backdrop of the modern history being made around it. The rumours were rife when it was first built, would it be a viewing platform or a restaurant or a white elephant but we think it might have had the perfect outcome… the world’s tallest tunnel slide!
At £15 a pop and only £10 for children this is not only the #1 thing to do in London but also one of the cheapest! The 40 second slide fills you with excitement and/or fear of death (depending on your love of heights) as you ferociously spiral to the ground.
There is a viewing deck at the top of the tower but if it’s a view of London you’re after then look elsewhere as other than a Birdseye view of the Olympic Stadium there’s not much to see from here. It’s easily accessible and on the doorstep of Westfield shopping centre. If you’re feeling inspired by your surroundings you could even take a dip at the London Aquatics Centre to step into some Olympic flippers.
We would avoid going on busy shopping days and West Ham matchdays to avoid the chaos of people.
You can book your tickets by visiting the Arcelor Mittal Orbit website.