ArcelorMittal Orbit and slide




Mon-Thur: 1pm-5pm (last entry 4pm) Fri-Sun: 11am-6pm (last entry at 5pm)


90 minutes




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ArcelorMittal Orbit

3 Thornton Street
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 2AD


The ArcelorMittal Orbit is currently closed for essential maintenance works and will relaunch summer 2024.

A modern-day London icon, the twisting red sculpture of the ArcelorMittal Orbit gives views of up to 20 miles (32km) across London from its viewing platforms and includes the Orbit slide for thrill-seekers.

What is the Orbit slide?

The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit is a hair-raising experience that’s not for the faint-hearted!

Made up of 12 twists and turns, including a tight corkscrew named the bettfeder (meaning “bedspring” in German), it ends in a thrilling 164ft (50-metre) straight run to the ground.

How tall is the slide?

The Orbit slide is 250ft (76 metres) high, making it the world’s tallest tunnel slide. At 584ft (178 metres) in length, it’s also the longest!

ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

How fast is the slide?

Whizz down the Orbit slide at speeds of up to 15 miles (24km) per hour, which takes 40 seconds in total.

Where is it in London?

The slide winds around the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, which is located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in Stratford, east London.

What can you see from the Orbit?

Take the lift 262 ft (80 metres) up to the viewing platform, where the 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows make it easy to spot landmarks such as The ShardSt Paul’s Cathedral and Wembley Stadium on a clear day.

You can also peer down on the waterways, gardens and sports venues in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from the outside viewing area.

For more daring views, look down through the glass floor.


Why was it built?

The idea for the ArcelorMittal Orbit was born out of a conversation between the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Lakshmi Mittal from the steel company ArcelorMittal.

Boris Johnson and Olympic Minister,Tessa Jowell,wanted to create a special landmark to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Who designed the Orbit?

A london stadium and the view of london from the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Artist Anish Kapoor and architect Cecil Balmond designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit, which opened in 2012.

Following its opening, Kapoor worked with fellow artist Carsten Höller to create the tunnel slide that would intertwine with the sculpture – the Orbit slide was completed in 2016.

Important information

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will be closed from January till June 2024 for maintenance work.

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £9.00 per ticket
Concession Ticket From £12.00 per ticket
Senior Ticket From £12.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £15.00 per ticket

Please note rates above are for advance booking only.

Low price is for general entry only (not including The Slide).

High price is for general entry and The Slide.

School, trade and group rates available, please call +44 (0)33 3600 6099 for further details.

Opening Times

Friday to Monday: 11am to 3pm.

Facilities & Accessibility


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Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
Lift buttons with raised numbers or letters
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
Hearing loop system
Visual alarm system
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Portable chip and pin machines
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Trade vehicle access
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
On-site coach parking
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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