The Slide behind the scenes
Watch the behind the scenes look at the construction work being carried out on our neighbour, the ArceloMittal Orbit.
The Slide under construction
The Slide was created by Belgian artist Carsten Höller at the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, designer of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Bblur Architecture had won approval to wrap a giant slide around the Obit on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Those adventurous enough to travel down the 178 metre long slide will be at times racing up to 15 mph. A trip from the top to the bottom will take about 40 exhilarating seconds and you’ll be whirled around the Orbit 12 times. Those keeping their eyes open will enjoy the amazing views of the London and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through transparent sections of tube before landing 100m at the feet of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Get tickets – opens in June 2016
The UK’s tallest and longest tunnel slide is planned to open 24 June 2016 and requires an additional ticket. For prices and booking your tickets visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s website.
About the ArcelorMittal Orbit
The UK’s tallest sculpture was constructed for the 2012 Olympics and is Britain’s largest piece of public art and still stands over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There are two observation decks with a 360 degree view of London and the waterways, green spaces and iconic sporting venues.