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ArcelorMittal OrbitPresiding over the former Olympic Park the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, was described by Mayor Boris Johnson as that "something extra" needed to "distinguish the east London skyline" and "arouse the curiosity and wonder of Londoners and visitors". The 115m-high steel sculpture resembles a "continuously looping lattice" (The Independent) and is the largest example of public art in the UK. The project cost around £20m, with most of the funding coming from the involvement of Britain's richest man, the Indian-born steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, chairman of the ArcelorMittal steel company. Painted red and located between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, the Orbit is "an icon to match the Eiffel Tower" according to Boris - which is perhaps a bit antagonistic towards the French capital city of Paris, which famously lost the 2012 Olympic bid to London. Co-designed by Cecil Balmond, Kapoor's Orbit offers two-storey dining and a viewing gallery - accessible by a spiralling staircase or a lift - over the whole of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and beyond. The sculpture is a permanent structure and, post Games, forms part of the lasting legacy of the area as it continues to attract visitors to east London.

 

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Slide at ArcelorMittal OrbitSlide at ArcelorMittal OrbitSlide at ArcelorMittal OrbitArcelorMittal 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. When it opens in June 2016, the slide will be the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide, measuring2016-07-30T00:00:00+01002017-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
ArcelorMittal Orbit,   Olympic Park  Stratford    E20 2ST
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PRICING  Adult: £17 on the day, £15 advance | Child: £12 on the day, £10 advance
DATES  24th June 2016 to 1st 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. When it opens in June 2016, the slide will be the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide, measuring... More about this event
 
ArcelorMittal OrbitArcelorMittal OrbitCreated by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red sculpture and public viewing platform stands 22 metres taller than the Statue of Liberty, providing visitors with a unique vantage point over London's skyline giving the opportunity to see over 20 miles in to the distan2016-07-30T10:00:00+01002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
ArcelorMittal Orbit,   Olympic Park  Stratford    E20 2ST
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Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
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196 High Street, E15 | 7 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
 
 
 
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The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that adds a sense of style to east London. Guests can choose from standard double and twin ... More
 
 
 
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10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 10 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
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133 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 6 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
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