- Britain largest piece of public art - designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
- Views up to 20 miles into the distance – take a new perspective on London’s famous skyline, see iconic buildings such as: The Shard, BT Tower, The Gherkin, Big Ben, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and Emirates Airline
- Spectacular Anish Kapoor concave mirrors that flip your perspective
- Interactive screens using gigapixel technology interpret the views
- Challenge friends to descend 455 steps to the ground, immersing yourselves in the sounds of London
Summer Schedule: April to September
Close: 6.00pm (last entry 5.30pm)
Winter Schedule: October to March
Close: 4.00pm (last entry 3.30pm)
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is approximately ten minutes walk from Stratford Station. To walk to the ArcelorMittal Orbit from Stratford Station, take the exit through the subway signposted Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. When you arrive at Westfield Stratford City, use the lift or the escalator outside to go up one level and head down The Street (the outdoor shopping and restaurant area). Take the second left at the Holiday Inn and walk into the Park. From here you can walk directly through the Park to the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
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25, 26 & 31 December
DescriptionFeel the ground disappear as you make the short journey by lift, 80m to the top viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit where you will experience a show-stopping panorama.Take in a totally new perspective of London with views of up to 20 miles into the city and over the parklands, waterways and world-class sporting venues of London’s newest Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The wave-shaped roof of the Aquatics Centre can be seen in its full glory, now the temporary spectator wings have been removed. Take a hawk’s eye view over the magnificent Stadium, the future new home of West Ham United Football Club and look down on the unique and intimate gardens of the newly landscaped south of the Park.Looking beyond the Park, visitors to the ArcelorMittal Orbit will have the chance to see five football grounds, and many of London’s iconic buildings: The Shard, BT Tower, The Gherkin, Big Ben, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and Emirates Airline. Those with a keen eye will also spot new additions to the skyline, such as the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater. And with views of up to 20 miles, marvel at the sights on the horizon from Alexandra Palace in the north, Wembley Stadium to the west, Crystal Palace transmitter to the south and Epping Forest to the east.Along with the landscape, and visionary design of the sculpture itself, visitors will be treated to interactive screens using gigapixel technology to interpret the views. Learn the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (available in multiple languages) and take a closer view of the panorama using this innovative technology. Visitors can also enjoy the distinctive Kapoor designed concave mirrors that will flip your perspective and turn the horizon on its head.And when it’s time to go home, challenge your friends and family to descend the 455 steps to the ground, immersing yourselves in the sounds of London as you walk down the stairs.The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a distinctive emblem of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and illustrates the continuing story of that magical summer – follow in the footsteps of Her Majesty the Queen and many Olympic and Paralympic stars –ascend the ArcelorMittal Orbit – an unmissable London attraction.
What's Included in the tour
- Entry to the ArcelorMittal Orbit
What's Excluded in the tour
- Food and beverages unless stated differently
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2AD
Stratford (DLR, Overground and Central lines)
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