How To Get Tickets For The Orbit Slide

By Londonist Staff Last edited 29 months ago
How To Get Tickets For The Orbit Slide
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Get ready to tumble: tickets are on sale now for the slide that's wrapping itself around the Orbit in the Olympic Park.

It'll take 40 seconds to twirl 12 times around Anish Kapoor's giant sculpture, in a slide designed by Carsten Höller (the same chap who did the slides at the Southbank Centre last year). Tickets cost £15 for adults/£10 children/£12 concessions, which is a fiver more than a general Orbit ticket. If you want another go and it's not too busy, you can head up again for an extra £5.

You must be at least three years old and 1.3m tall to ride the slide, and there's an odd FAQ about wearing fancy dress which makes us wonder if this has genuinely been frequently asked (FYI: don't wear anything too loose, massive jewellery or inappropriate shoes and you'll be fine). There will also be some lockers so you can stash your bags before going on the slide.

The slide opens on 24 June and is bound to be one of the most popular things to do in London this summer. Book now people, is what we're saying.

Last Updated 26 April 2016