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February 13th, 2017 / / No Comments »

The Orbit Tower

For those looking to explore London’s Olympic legacy the ArcelorMittal Orbit offers a unique setting within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  With plenty of cheap ticket offers available including entry for those with a sightseeing pass, Britain’s tallest sculpture offers incredible views of the Olympic Park and surrounding areas.

Look out for our Guide to the Olympic Park Orbit Slide that now snakes around the Orbit Tower for a new perspective on this iconic structure.

Top Tips For Staying in London

If a visit to the ArcelorMittal Orbit is just part of your stay in London then follow our Top Tips for Staying in London that will quickly help you to find affordable accommodation in the city.

 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Orbit

Inside the ArcelorMittal Orbit

 

The ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit stands alongside the former Olympic Stadium located within East London.  As Britain’s tallest sculpture, the tower reaches 114.5m in height & offers good views of the former Olympic Park and the city of London.  Whilst I feel you’ll gain better views of London from popular settings such as the London Eye or The Shard, the Orbit Tower will give you a view of the city within the context of our Olympic history & now contains a fantastic slide that snakes around the structure for added thrills.

Cheap Tickets for the ArcelorMittal Orbit

The London Pass; the Orbit is included within the sightseeing pass that offers discounted entry to 60+ top visitor attractions in London plus fastrack entry to popular settings such as the Tower of London & Windsor Castle.

Kids Go Free; during select school holidays you can take advantage of this Kids Go Free Promotion at The Orbit that offers 1 free child entry, (3-16 years) with each paying adult.  More details as they come in for this offer.

Online Discounts; book online in advance and take advantage of online discounts plus the chance for a free annual pass upgrade.

2 for 1 Voucher; travel by train & download a 2 for 1 voucher for the Orbit during off peak times of the year.

Clubcard Vouchers; tesco shoppers can redeem clubcard vouchers for this ‘buy in full’ offer.

Local resident discounts; host borough residents can take advantage of further reductions off standard price tickets too.

Follow our top tips below to gain best value from your visit to the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

 

Olympic Park Orbit

View from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit

 

ArcelorMittal Orbit; Top Tips

1. Follow our Guide to the Orbit Slide for more information on combining this option with a trip to the Orbit Tower.

2. Unfortunately visits taking place after 24 June 2016 are no longer eligible for a free annual pass upgrade.  Customers who have already secured an annual pass can still make use of free return visits for the remaining time left on the pass, (additional costs in place for the Orbit Slide).

3. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy views of London on a budget such as the free Sky Garden or climbing the Monument that all offer value for money.

4. When you’ve made it to the top of the Orbit, ask the staff to help you undertake some novel tricks with the mirrors including an ability to hang upside down!  This works particularly well with younger guests.

5. Worth taking the 455 steps down from the top of the orbit to ground level to enjoy changing views of the Olympic Park, (you can always take the lift both ways should you prefer).

6. Keep an eye out for changing events taking place throughout the year including abseiling experiences.

7. Combine a trip to the Orbit with other activities available at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park such as the Aqua Splash Sessions that take place at Aquatics Centre or enjoy some time in the adventure playgrounds.

8. The closest tube/train station is Stratford, (London).

For those planning to visit other popular London attractions to enjoy the views, remember to check out our top tips for the London Eye or our money saving guide for The Shard to save yourself both time and money.

 

the mock up of the Orbit Slide at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Orbit Slide at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

 

The ArcelorMittal Orbit; Best Bits

1. The most fascinating aspect of The Orbit must be the ongoing reveal of the former Olympic Park redevelopment including the progress taking place within the Olympic Stadium.

2. With views that can stretch for 20 miles on a clear day, take a fresh perspective on top London landmarks including The Shard, Canary Wharf, O2 Arena, BT Tower, London Eye & more.

3. Enjoy the concave mirrors designed by Turner-prize winning designer, Sir Anish Kapoor on the top floor, offering you new ways to engage & interpret the landscape around you – it will literally turn you upside down!

4. Very helpful staff throughout the attraction that are willing to point out the London landmarks or demonstrate ‘tricks’ with the concave mirrors.

Top Dog’s Verdict?

Whether you are visiting the Olympic site for the first time, interested in the Olympic legacy or returning with fond memories this is a unique setting that is well worth the visit.

Accommodation in London

For those planning a trip to London, keep an eye out for reviews of London hotels on TripAdvisor from fellow travellers that can help you make an informed choice.  With over 1000 London hotels reviewed, you’ll be sure to find accommodation that offers both value for money and peace of mind.

 

Olympic Park Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit; A view from the ground

 

By Liz Walsh

 

 

 

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