The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK`s tallest sculpture, standing at 114.5 metres tall and providing a breathtaking view of London up to 20 miles into the distance including Canary Wharf, O2, The Gherkin, The Shard, The Walkie Talkie, St Paul’s Cathedral, Alexandra Palace and out to Wembley Stadium.  After enjoying the amazing views you will have a thrilling alternative to the stairs or to the lift for the descent.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit to explore the UK’s tallest sculpture, and see London differently.
  • The Slide is 178m long and 76m high, and will twist and turn 12 times, including a tight corkscrew section named the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’
  • The Slide ends with a 50 metre straight run to the ground
  • In the exhilarating 40-second trip, riders are expected to hit speeds of up to 15 miles per hour
  • The Slide is the world's tallest and longest tunnel slide
  • The Slide is made from 800mm diameter, 3mm thick stainless steel tubes that make up 30 sections
  • People will be able to see out through polycarbonate 'windows' for some of the slide
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77% humidity
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Tour Schedule

The Slide

Measuring 178m, The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.  Visitors/you will travel down the UK’s tallest public artwork through light and dark sections as London’s dramatic skyscape passes by.  The Slide twists and turn 12 times, including a tight corkscrew section and ends with a 50 metre straight run to the ground.  In the exhilarating 40-second trip, riders/you are expected to hit speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.

Important Information

  • You must select a timed session for when you would like to take the slide.
  • Please arrive at the Orbit between the times that you have selected and you will be allocated the next available time slot for the slide. Whilst you are waiting you will be able to enjoy the view from the top of the Orbit.
  • Sliders must be at least 1.3m in height and weigh under 130kg (22 stone).
  • Minimum age for the slide is 8 years of age.
  • Sliders must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Loose clothing, large jewellery, bags, large belongings or inappropriate footwear is not allowed on the slide.
  • You are not allowed to slide if you have a heart condition, back or neck injuries, claustrophobia, vertigo, if you are pregnant or if you have any condition that prevents you from following all of the safety rules and guidelines.

Tour Inclusions

  • Admittance to the viewing platform at the ArcellorMittal Orbit.
  • Ticket to ride the slide.

Venue Information

ArcelorMittal Orbit | 5 Thornton Road | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | Stratford | London | E20 2AD

Nearest Train and Underground Station: Stratford


Day of Operation: Monday – Friday.

12.00pm to 14.00pm
14.00pm to 15.30pm


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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