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What are your Opening Times?

We are open daily from 11am to 3pm on weekdays (last entry at 2:30pm) and from 10am to 6pm on weekends (last entry at 5:30pm).

Are you open all year-round?

Yes, we are open 364 days a year unless specified in our main website.  Check out our Opening Times on our main website for more information.

Is there a lift to the top?

Yes, all visitors will use a lift to make the 34 second journey to the viewing platforms.  How you descend is your choice; by the lift, down the 455 stairs or via The Slide.

Is there parking on site?

We do not have a visitor car park, however we do have a limited number of Blue Badge parking spaces and there are a number of public car parks near by. We also pride ourselves on being very well connected to local transport. Visit the Getting Here page on our main website for more information.

Do you offer any Group discounts?

We welcome organised groups (10+ visitors) to the ArcelorMittal Orbit.  If you are a group travel organiser, please contact us for offers and packages.  Call our group booking line on 0333 800 8099, Option 3 for more information.

For information on offers and packages for Schools please visit our main website here.

Can you accommodate guests with accessibility needs?

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is an attraction open to all. As such, we are totally dedicated to providing equal access for all visitors.  We do have additional safety requirements for any visitor wishing to Ride The Slide and we ask that our visitors ensure they can meet these before booking any tickets for The Slide.

Visitors with a disability are entitled to a free Companion ticket for General Entry which can either be pre-booked over the phone by calling the Ticketing and Information Line (0333 800 8099) or issued on the day of your visit.

To find out more about our amenities, facilities and services back on our main website please click here.

Can I buy a ticket just for The Slide?

To use The Slide you must have a combination ticket for General Entry to the ArcelorMittal Orbit and The Slide. We do not sell standalone tickets for The Slide.

Should I pre-book my tickets for The Slide?

We recommend booking for The Slide in advance as tickets sell out very quickly and we cannot guarantee entry on the day.

Does the London Pass cover The Slide?

No, but there is the option for London Pass holders to upgrade their ticket to include The Slide on the day, subject to availability.

How many times can I Ride The Slide with my ticket?

You can only Ride The Slide once per ticket. For more slides, you can buy an additional ticket in advance via the Ticketing and Information Line (0333 800 8099) or in person at the attraction, subject to availability.

What is the age and height limit for The Slide?

You must be at least eight years old and over 1.3m in height to ride The Slide. There is no maximum height limit.

The Health and Safety Executive confirm that having a height limit for reasons of Health and Safety does not constitute discrimination.  We hope that you understand and accept that this decision has been made in the interest of your own safety.

There are a number of requirements that must be met by anyone wishing to Ride The Slide.  For more information please check our full Terms and Conditions here.

Can my child Slide on their own?

Yes, as all visitors must Ride The Slide individually.  Please note that children aged 8 to 13 must enter the attraction accompanied by an Adult with a valid ticket.  The Adult is not required to Ride The Slide.  You can purchase a ticket for Skyline Views for any visitors who do not wish to Slide and then purchase combination tickets for The Slide and Skyline Views for those visitors wishing to Ride The Slide.

Are there lockers to keep my belongings in?

Yes, there are a limited number of lockers available at the base of the sculpture.  You will need a token to operate our lockers.  Each token costs £1 and it is refundable at the end of your visit.

I'm claustrophobic, can I Ride The Slide?

As The Slide is fully enclosed we recommend that this experience isn’t ideal for those with claustrophobia. We suggest that you come to look at The Slide and speak with our team before making a decision to buy a ticket.

Can I wear fancy dress on The Slide?

We ask visitors not to wear loose clothing, large jewellery or inappropriate footwear on The Slide, but if your costume is within these parameters you should be fine.  If you are in any doubt we suggest that you call our Ticketing and Information Line on 0333 800 8099 prior to booking your tickets in order to talk through the details of your planned costume.

I have a pre-existing condition, can I ride The Slide?

We recommend that anyone with a pre-existing medical condition seeks medical advice before booking a ticket to Ride The Slide.

Can I wear my glasses on The Slide?

Yes.  We provide safety equipment but this will not prevent you from wearing your glasses.

Can I privately hire the Orbit or The Slide?

Yes, you can. To book the attraction for a private event please call our Events team on 0208 221 9114, or e-mail us at events@arcelormittalorbit.com.

Can I bring my own GoPro?

Unfortunately not – we need to ensure that everything used throughout The Slide has been inspected and approved by us.  We know that our GoPros and harnesses have the correct and safe connections and we cannot allow visitors to use their own equipment.

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