In London there is the tallest and longest slide-tunnel in the world

If you are a passionate admirer of thrill, then you certainly already went down from ArcelorMittal Orbit slide. Otherwise, we recommend that you visit the Olympic Park and thrill yourself a little.

All comers are offered rather short - it lasts only 40 sec., - but incredibly exciting descent. The 178-meter-long tunnel has 12 steep turns, loops and bends, including the narrow part through which you have to squeeze. The turn was nicknamed bettfeder, which translates from German as "mattress spring".

It is advisable not to close your eyes during the descent, as in some places the walls of the tunnel are transparent and you have a fantastic view of the Olympic Park and the horizons of London. Of course, everything will happen very quickly, so we recommend you enjoy the scenery before the descent, being on the observation deck.

Slide-tunnel was recognized as the longest and highest in the world. It became the most massive work of public art in the capital. The project was developed by artist Carsten Höller, sculptor Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. They wanted the design to symbolize the energy and dynamic life of London. ArcelorMittal Orbit is a bright legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that took place in the capital in 2012.

Construction of the slide took about nine weeks. For its construction, 35 thousand bolts and such the amount of steel were used that it would be enough to build 265 double-decker buses. Most of the metal is recycled washing machines and used cars.

Also for fans of real dizziness there is a rope-jumping service. The jump from the tower can be made only in the summer months by appointment.

Location of ArcelorMittal Orbit: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD.

Working hours: from 11:00 to 17:00 on weekdays, from 10:00 to 18:00 at weekends.

Prices: one descent from the slide for an adult costs £16.50. There are discounts for children, students, pensioners, as well as for groups and families of four or more people. There are restrictions on weight and height. After buying a ticket, everyone is given elbow pads, a helmet and a special rug.

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