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The London Abseil: ArcelorMittal Orbit

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Activity provider: Wire & Sky

The London Abseil: ArcelorMittal Orbit

Activity provider: Wire & Sky

From US$ 78.13 per person

Experience the most spectacular views of London whilst dangling in free space off the ArcelorMittal Orbit, 80 metres above the ground.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Challenge yourself on the UK’s highest free-fall abseil
  • Take in the breathtaking views, extending as far as 20 miles
  • Experience London from a different perspective as you dangle in mid air
Full description

Once you arrive at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, be signed and take the opportunity to ask questions you may have. Once signed in, meet the ground crew who will kit you up with everything you need and ensure you are safe and ready to go. You will also be asked to leave your personal belongings in the lockers provided. Upon reaching the top of the structure, abseil instructors will look after you every step of the way. You will be attached to the safety lines secured above the abseil platform via your safety equipment. Once your safety system has been checked by your abseil instructor, begin your abseiling experience. Using the safest rigging system conceivable, you will be asked to lean backwards whilst lowering yourself over the edge of the platform using your abseil device. The instructors will coax you over the edge and on your way to a truly breathtaking experience. Control the speed of your descent you can take your time to enjoy the incredible views, whilst moving towards the ground. On reaching the ground, you will be assisted by another instructor, who will disengage you from the system and help you to remove your safety equipment. You'll also have opportunity to view and purchase photos taken on the day.

  • All required safety equipment
  • Lockers for personal belongings
  • Access to the viewing platform after your abseil
  • Photos can be purchased after your visit via a QR code which will be issued to you
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with vertigo
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Meeting point

ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD, UK

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Loose clothing

Know before you go

  • The abseil requires physical exertion and physical strength
  • The abseil is psychologically challenging and participants are advised that they are likely to experience some level of fear
  • Essential medication can be taken up to the abseil platform. You must notify your abseil instructor on the day of your abseil if require such medication
  • You may wear hearing aids and spectacles provided they are secure and not loose fitting
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in a fit state of health to complete the abseil. If in doubt, you must consult your medical practitioner before embarking on the abseil
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Sympathetic animators who build confidence. Only downside, avoid end-of-day reservations because the security guards of the tower put you outside in order to close the structure, which does not allow those accompanying to watch the descent through the windows of the last and penultimate floor.

September 25, 2019

July 30, 2022

Absolutely amazing, enjoyed every second Thank you to the team at the Orbital

May 2, 2022

Product ID: 263337