Tickets for London’s newest attraction, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, are now on sale, ahead of its reopening on 5 April 2014.At 114.5 metres, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture offering a totally new perspective of London and unrivalled views of its newest, must-see destination: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With two spacious viewing platforms at 76 and 80 metres, visitors can see over 20 miles across London: the City to the west, Crystal Palace to the south and Alexandra Palace to the north.
From the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s dizzying heights, visitors will experience a show-stopping panorama that includes:
• iconic buildings such as The Shard, Big Ben, The Gherkin, St Paul’s, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium
• the world-famous sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including the Stadium, Copper Box Arena, Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark
Newly installed digital telescopes using innovative i-view technology enable guests to get up close to the views whilst also learning the story of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The distinctive Anish Kapoor designed concave mirrors will also be fun for all the family as they flip perspectives and turn the horizon on its head.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is located in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which also reopens on 5 April 2014. Visitors to the Park can enjoy beautiful parklands and waterways, world-class sporting venues, arts and events. At the base of the tower, the brand new EastTwenty Bar & Kitchen is open daily serving hot drinks, cakes, pastries, light lunches and snacks.
Conceived and designed by artist Sir Anish Kapoor and designer Cecil Balmond to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is a physically interactive sculpture, a feat of engineering, a family visitor attraction and a unique event space. Its daring and ambitious design ensured that it quickly became an icon for the London 2012 Games and the regeneration of east London.
Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm). Tickets: children £7, adults £15, family £40 (two adults/two children) and concessions £12. Local residents enjoy £2 off standard ticket price*.