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ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide

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ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide

KidRated’s ArcelorMittal Orbit & The Slide Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: Experience the excitement of riding the world’s longest tunnel slide!
  • Best for parents: Take in the breathtaking London skyline and discover more with interactive screens.
  • Top tip: Don’t fret about the 455 steps – there’s a lift available too!

Step into a world of awe at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest piece of public art, spiralling skywards in the iconic Olympic Park! Created by the visionary Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, this 114.5-meter tall sculpture is not just a feast for the eyes but a tribute to the spectacular London 2012 Olympics.


The journey begins with a swift lift to the top, where you can take in the breathtaking views of London’s skyline from the Orbit’s two observation decks. See famous landmarks and the sprawling park from a new perspective. Then comes the exciting part: how will you come back down? You can either ride the lift, jog down 455 steps, or zoom down the world’s longest tunnel slide. Yes, a slide! It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s a thrilling way to end your visit.


Don’t forget to check out the interactive screens at the summit and discover the fascinating story behind the Orbit’s creation, and explore the legacy of the Olympic Park. Play with perspective and laugh at your reflection in the quirky mirrors.


Whether you’re reliving the magic of the Olympics or looking for a unique adventure in London, the ArcelorMittal Orbit offers an exhilarating experience that’s perfect for families with kids and teens. Don’t miss this monumental masterpiece that combines art, history, and fun in one towering structure!

 Booking Advice:

  • The Slide reopens this Summer
  • You must be 8 years old and over 1.3m to ride the slide
  • 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

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 eight years old to ride the slide.
  • Play at the free Waterworks Fountains and climbing wall nearby too.

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