There's a place with a slide that's not just for kids. Take the world's tallest and, at 178m, the world's longest tunnel slide with admission for one adult and one child to the The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Spiral down what is also the UK's tallest public artwork, shoot through light and dark breathing in dramatic cityscape views as you go. During your 40 second trip, you'll cruise at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, weaving your way through the ArcelorMittal Orbits iconic loops and curves. Build up some momentum in the corkscrewing 'bettfeder' or 'bedspring,' before finishing up your run with a 50m hurtle straight back down to earth. The Slide is the brainchild of Belgian artist Carsten Holler at the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, designer of the Orbit, so this is a showcase of innovation from two of the world's leading artists. Completely unique, this latest installation is yet another reason to visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The most exciting playground in London. Having safely touched down, you can make your way over to the Last Drop just opposite the ArcelorMittal Orbit for a hot drink and cake after your exhilarating slide.
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Upon arrival at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, you'll head up to the viewing platform via the lift. From there, you'll let gravity do the work for your 40 second descent. After your trip down The Slide, head over to the Last Drop for a hot drink and cake.