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ArcelorMittal Orbit Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for London’s newest attraction, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, are now on sale, ahead of the Olympic Park's reopening on April 5 2014.

At 114.5 metres, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture offering a very new perspective on London and unrivalled views of its newest destination, the 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, spotting iconic buildings such as The Shard, Big Ben, The Gherkin, St Paul’s, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium as well as sporting venues in the Olympic Park below them. The viewing galleries are accessed by two high speed lifts. After leisurely taking in the views, visitors are encouraged to walk down the 455 steps which spiral around the central column so they fully experience the constantly changing perspectives from every angle. Full wheelchair access is also available.

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. Newly installed digital telescopes using innovative iview 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 sculpture will be open daily 10am to 6pm .Tickets cost £7 for children, £15 for adults and £40 for a family of  two adults and /two children). Concessionary tickets cost £12 and local residents enjoy £2 off standard ticket prices.

More details, including terms and conditions, at: www.arcelormittalorbit.com

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Date Published:
2nd April 2014

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