ArcelorMittal Orbit

Ascend London's ArcelorMittal Orbit for spectacular views over London and explore the Olympic Park which hosted the 2012 Olympic Games

The London Pass Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit stands as a reminder that the inclusive spirit of London’s 2012 Olympic games is still alive. Normally £12.50 - Included with London Pass

The ‘Orbit’ is an impressive spiralling monument situated at the heart of the Olympic Park. It has been an anticipated and highly popular attraction since its debut in 2012, during the Olympic Games.

Enjoy access to the ArcelorMittal Orbit with the London Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door, simply show your pass.
- Explore the UK’s tallest sculpture and enjoy panoramic views of the Olympic Park from the viewing platforms.
- Learn about the history of the Orbit design and designers in the Welcome Pavilion.
- Experience the 80-metre lift ascent, taking you from ground level to the viewing platforms in a 34-seconds.

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- About ArcelorMittal Orbit

- ArcelorMittal Orbit highlights

- ArcelorMittal Orbit facts

- Don’t miss

- Know before you go

- Getting in

- Make the most of your London Pass

- How to get there

About ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal sits within Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic park on the vibrant streets of Stratford. The magnificent looping structure is an iconic landmark and offers unique views across the Olympic Park. Ascend to two viewing platforms at 76 and 80m high and overlook the Olympic tracks where world records were set – and broken. The Orbit’s viewpoint and exhibitions offer a unique insight into the London 2012 Olympic games, from its conception through to plans for the future.

The Olympic Park covers an impressive 560 acres and is home to the Olympic Stadium, Velo Park and the Hockey and Tennis Centre, as well as the iconic Olympic rings, meaning there are plenty of photo opportunities on the ground as well as up high.

The Orbit gets its name from its unique orbital looping structure and is the creation of the contemporary artist Sir Anish Kapoor, engineer Cecil Balmond and the steel company, ArcelorMittal.

View a host of iconic buildings on the city’s skyline, including the Shard, the Gherkin, Big Ben, the BT Tower, Canary Wharf, the Walkie Talkie, the Cheesegrater and the O2 Arena. Enjoy views of up to 20 miles spanning across Alexandra Palace to the North, Wembley Stadium to the west, Crystal Palace transmitter to the south and Epping Forest to the east. If you’re a football fan, you can take in five of London’s football grounds. Alternatively, get up and close to London’s most famous attractions with interactive touchscreens that provide in-depth information on the cityscape in front of you. 

Additionally, thrill-seekers can ride The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide! Upgrade your ticket on the day of your visit for only £5 per person! 

Please note, due to limited availability upgrades are allocated subject to availability, therefore cannot be guaranteed.

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ArcelorMittal highlights

  • The Orbit is the newest addition to London’s iconic skyline; so, if you’re not afraid of heights, the ‘Orbit’ is a definite must-see.
  • Take on the world’s longest and tallest slide, for an additional fee.
  • Learn about the history of the Orbit and its designers in the Welcome Pavillion.
  • Discover the history of London in 2012 and learn about Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park.
  • Enjoy echoing sounds as you stand beneath the giant 84-tonne cone-shaped canopy.

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ArcelorMittal facts

  • Standing at over 100 metres tall, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is London’s tallest sculpture. It provides stretching panoramas across East London and over the city, as well as a spectacular view over the vast Olympic Park.

  • The structure is made up of over 35,000 bolts and enough steel to make 265 double-decker buses. It would take around 954 steel drinks cans stacked on top of each other to reach the top of the structure.

  • 60% of the Orbit is made from recycled steel from washing machines and used cars.

  • The ArcelorMittal welcomed over 130,000 visitors during the Olympic games. 

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Don’t miss

Welcome Pavilion
Delve into the heart of the Olympic games through imagery, sound and film as you learn about the Olympic Park’s construction.

Concave mirrors
Flip the horizon and relish in misshapen reflections with Anish Kapoor’s two giant, concave mirrors.

The Slide
Designed by Carsten Höller, this epic slide will have you twisting and turning as you make your way down the tallest and longest slide in the world. Hold on tight through twists, turns and drops as this 40-second slide loops around the Orbit 12 times. Be sure to stop at the photo booth and strike you best hair-raising-pose before riding the slide.

Soundscape – Whispering Gallery
For those wishing for a calmer, more dynamic descent from the viewing platforms, make your way down the Orbit’s 455 steps and enjoy ambient sounds from the soundscape soundtrack, featuring echoing sounds of London and even church bells.

Experience the UK’s highest freefall abseil, an adrenaline-fuelled way to experience views across London. Make your way down from 262 feet above the ground and descend to the bottom in style.

The abseiling experience requires pre-booking on the official attraction page.

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Know before you go

- The Orbit offers a complementary leaflet to help guide you through the experience. Ask one of the experience hosts upon arrival, or download it here before your trip.

- The slide can be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. To avoid disappointment, we advise that you arrive in good time, here.

- Get a sneak peek of the Orbit with a 360 google maps image, here. 

For the most up to date information about opening times, please click here.

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Getting in

Present your London Pass® at the main entrance.

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Make the most of your London Pass®

- Find out more about the Orbit in our Interview with an Insider at the Orbit on our London Pass Blog.

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How to get there

- Stratford – Central and Jubilee lines, 10-minute walk.
- Pudding Mill Lane – DLR.

- Stratford Station - 10-minute walk.
- Hackney Wick Station – Overground and National Rail

- D8 and 339 from Stratford City.

More travel information can be found on the official attraction page.


For more things to do in London, check out the London Pass® Blog.


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Visiting ArcelorMittal Orbit

Visiting ArcelorMittal Orbit

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2AD
  • Closest Underground Station Stratford
  • Closest Bus Stop D8, 339

Opening Times

All Year
Monday 11.00 - 14:15
Friday 11.00 - 14:15
Saturday 11.00 - 14:15
Sunday 11.00 - 14:15
Last Admission: 14:15

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