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ArcelorMittal Orbit Tours

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ArcelorMittal Orbit Tours

" The ArcelorMittal Orbit, built for the 2012 London Olympics, has the distinction of being the UK’s tallest sculpture. At 375 feet (114.5 meters) high, it is also possibly the world’s tallest—and longest—tube slide. The observation decks offer visitors stunning views with visibility of up to 20 miles (32 kilometers) on a clear day."

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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.
 
When to Get There
The Orbit 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.
 
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.
Address: ArcelorMittal Orbit, London, England
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ArcelorMittal Orbit in Olympic Park to be painted gold if England win the World Cup

An iconic feature of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is to be turned gold if England win the World Cup this summer.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit – the peculiar, red 114.5 metre structure  which was commissioned for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games – will be turned gold from top to bottom should England achieve the seemingly impossible and capture football’s biggest prize in Brazil.

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