The ArcelorMittal Slide is at once an adrenaline ride and a stunning piece of contemporary art. The slide winds sinuously down the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a striking 115 metre high steel structure conceived as the cultural centrepiece of the London 2012 Olympics. It's the largest sculpture in Britain and one of the tallest in the world. The Orbit is the work of the world famous artist Sir Anish Kapoor, whose unique vision won him the Turner Prize, Britain's leading art award. After the Olympics, the park became the Queen Elizabeth Park and Sir Anish collaborated with the renowned German artist Carsten Höller, renowned worldwide for his mischievous slide installations, to come up with the unique experience that is today's ArcelorMittal Slide. The idea is that everyone who encounters the slide will become a child once more. After enjoying the sweeping views from the top, visitors find themselves in a sturdy tube - and then the fun really begins. There are 12 twists and turns as you descend, with the opportunity to see London, the Thames and the park through the transparent exterior. The last part of this extraordinary experience is the corkscrew section that ends it. Artist-creator Carsten Höller calls it "the bedspring". You'll call it "unforgettable".
Please note: you will be allocated the next available Slide within your time slot on arrival at the attraction
Please note: 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, you may not ride The Slide.
Please note the following: visitors using The Slide must consider the below before purchasing tickets:
Must be at least 1.3m in height and at least eight (8) years old
Weigh under 130kg (22 stone)
Wear long sleeves or protective elbow pads (provided)
Seek medical advice if they have any pre-existing medical conditions
Do not slide under the influence of alcohol or drugs