This is a sponsored article on behalf of ArcelorMittal Orbit.
A dozen nail-biting twists and turns. Speeds of up to 15mph. And 40 seconds of sheer exhilaration. The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit — London's hair-raising, record-breaking work of art — is open once more. Are you brave enough to ride it?
For those not in the know, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the cherry red metal marvel pictured above. Designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor for the London 2012 Olympic Games, it's a real-multitasker: a public art sculpture forged from two thousand tons of recycled steel that quadruples up as a viewing platform, abseiling experience, and epic tunnel slide.
Let's start with that slide. At 178 metres, it's the world's longest and tallest ride of its kind. With light and dark sections, plus multiple bends and drops, you're in for a thrilling 40-second descent.
The Slide is suitable for anyone aged eight and over (children must be at least 1.3m tall), so it's a great shout for family days out, as well as for friends and couples looking for something a little bit different to do.
As well as sliding to the bottom of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, you've also got the opportunity to abseil down it. This is the UK's highest freefall abseil which, at 262 feet above the city, gives you the rare chance to gaze down upon the likes of Canary Wharf, St Paul's Cathedral, and Wembley Stadium.
All the while, you're suspended in the sky — we gave it a go back in 2014 and recommend focusing on those incredible landmarks, rather than the vast expanse of nothingness beneath your feet.
After something a little more sedate? Head straight for the observation decks and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views while keeping your feet firmly on the ground. The ArcelorMittal Orbit boasts both indoor and outdoor viewing platforms which feature touch screen displays, and Anish Kapoor's famous concave mirrors.
Whatever activity you go for, once you've had your fill of thrills, you'll want to refuel. Save up to 25% on coffee and cake or pizza and a pint (or a slushie for the little ones) at neighbouring riverside cafe The Last Drop with one of the ArcelorMittal Orbit's hospitality packages and really make a day of it.
Located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is an utterly unique east London experience. Try it for yourself: book your slide, abseil, or viewing experience today, or grab a gift voucher and treat an adventure-loving friend to a day out they'll never forget.
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Stratford). Open Monday to Sunday, 11am-5pm.