Best Things to do in London for an Adventure

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The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit

 

Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline rush in London can fly high at ZipWorld, GoApe on treetop rope walkways and ride the world's longest tunnel slide. Buckle up and enjoy the trip.

 
 

Zip World London

Enjoy the rush! Fly through the sky at 50 miles per hour.

Archbishop's Park, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7JY

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 

Dates: 06th July - 01st October 2017

 

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip wire in a big city. From one hundred feet above Archbishop's Park (that's the height of more than nine double decker buses), the zip wire will take just 30 seconds to transport you on the 225-metre journey from one end of the park to the other. Located in south east London, close to Waterloo, the wire is perfectly positioned to allow you to take in views of the Thames, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament at the speed of a downhill ski racer. Based on the success of Zip World in Wales, whose operators are partners here, Zip World London brings the adrenaline pumping experience to the city for the first time and for a limited time only. NOTE: the minimum age is eight years, children from eight to 15 years need to be supervised and one adult can accompany up to three children.

 
 
 

The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit

Ride the world's longest tunnel slide at the Olympic Park.

ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST

Tube: Stratford Station

 

Dates: 24th June - 01st May 2017

 

ArcelorMittal Orbit designer Anish Kapoor has collaborated with Belgian artist Carsten Holler, who gave us the big slide outside the Hayward Gallery in summer 2015, to create a giant slide down the side of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park landmark. Opened in June 2016, The Slide is the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide, measuring approximately 178 metres long and standing at 76 metres high. The descent takes about 40 seconds with sliders averaging a speed of six metres a second, or around 15 miles per hour. There are transparent sections on the slide so you can marvel at the view on the way down.

 
 
 

Ultimate Aqua Splash

Dive in at the UK's largest indoor inflatable aqua experience.

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST

Tube: Stratford Station

 

Dates: 24th July - 03rd September 2017

 

Slide from the diving platforms used in the 2012 Olympics, take on the floating assault course and jump on the 'Juggernaut' at the UK's largest indoor inflatable aqua experience this summer. Showing its fun side, the Aquatics Centre welcomes Aqua Splash, setting up Ultimate Aqua Splash - the biggest network of inflatables its had to date with a floating catapult, two slides and an obstacle course so you can flip, slip, jump and splash into the Olympic pool. Dive in!

 
 
 

Go Ape - Battersea

Release your inner gorilla, climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park.

Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 

Release your inner gorilla at Go Ape and climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park. This particular branch - one of 29 sites across the UK and three in London alongside Alexandra Palace and Cockfosters, Trent Park - was the first Go Ape to be built outside of a forest environment, incorporating some of the park's tallest trees. Divided into three sections, you can zip wire for 50 metres and explore 730 metres of rope bridges and crossings as high as 12 metres up above the park. Higher and more physically challenging parts present an exciting tree top obstacle course for adults as well as children aged ten and over, and there's a separate area for children as young as six. The highest obstacle crossings are double the height of most Go Ape courses, and many are twice as long as usual, making them extra wobbly and challenging.

 
 
 

The Beast

Take on The Beast this Bank Holiday - it's the length of 18 London buses!

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

Tube: Bounds Green Station

 

Dates: 25th - 28th August 2017

 

Brilliant and slightly bonkers Bank Holiday entertainment, The Beast brings the ultimate bouncy castle experience for adults to Alexandra Palace for four days this August. Proving bouncy castles aren't just for kids, The Beast presents a 272 metre long inflatable obstacle course and 32 obstacles for you to dance your way around. Added to that there's street food from festival favourite Saucy Chip, Taco Revolution (the Mexican Taco makers cooking up a storm at The London Riviera in London Bridge) and others. Wash that down with cocktails, craft beers and prosecco on tap while DJs keep the party going until 11pm.

 
 
 

Gladiators

Hang tough like Jet, Hunter, Wolf and the rest of the Gladiators.

Merchant Square, , London, W2 1AJ

Tube: Edgware Road Station

 

Dates: 14th September 2017

 

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging you and your friends to 'hang tough' like Jet, Hunter, Wolf and the rest. The extreme assault course includes challenges like the Quintuple Steps, Stepping Stones, Cargo Net, Hang Tough and Balance Beam to test your strength, balance, upper body power and determination. This is a test of stamina against the clock with the winner scooping a prize of 200 donated to their choice of charity. Held from midday till 2 on Thursday, it's a great excuse to take a break from work and do some team bonding in your lunch break. Refuel at nearby restaurants or grab a bite to eat from the Crave Street Food Market.

 
 
 

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