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ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide

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ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide

KidRated’s ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide Top Tips:

  • Use the interactive screens to learn about the view
  • Don’t worry about the 455 steps, there is a lift


You can’t miss the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the metallic twirling structure in the middle of the Olympic Park. Britain’s largest piece of public art, standing at 114.5m high with 455 steps, the ArcelorMittal Orbit was created by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond and is a permanent legacy marking the London 2012 Olympics.


The structure was funded by Britain’s richest man, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, hence the name, ArcelorMittal. Standing between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to take in its panoramic views from two observation platforms.


You can see 20 miles of the city’s parks, waterways and, of course, the sporting venues of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from the wave-shaped roof of the Aquatics Centre to the Olympic Stadium itself.


Using the Orbit’s interactive screens, learn the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the Olympic Park. Take a closer look at attractions such as the Shard, or even flip the horizon on its head using concave mirrors. This incredible attraction will bring back memories of the thrills that the 2012 Olympics brought the nation.


And great news: Now, once you have marvelled at the view from the top you’ll be able to slide down a Carsten Höller designed to slide right to the bottom – the world’s longest tunnel slide!

 Booking Advice:

  • Tickets for The Slide are on sale now, and an additional go on The Slide is just £5
  • Click the Book Now button for entrance to the ArcelorMittal Orbit and The Slide




Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 2SS

Phone number:

+44 (0) 333 8008099


How to get there:

Tube/ Train: Stratford

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Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


The Orbit slide was crazy! Honestly, super fun but if you’re scared of heights maybe sit this one out. Overall, really good for teenagers cause it takes you back to being a little kid in the playground 🙂

Parent Point of View

Things to do, places to go for kids and teenagers - cool, academic, fun and entertaining in London and beyond with KidRated

Laura Porter

  • Fully accessible so can take babies in pushchairs up and down the lift.
  • The huge polished concave mirrors are great fun
  • The outdoor viewing area is safe (solid wall at the bottom and a ‘cage’ to view through).
  • There are toilets on the lower platform and on the ground floor in The Podium Cafe, next door.
  • Need to be at least three years old to ride the slide.
  • Play at the free Waterworks Fountains and climbing wall nearby too.

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