London's newest and most thrilling visitor attraction - Up at The O2 - will be open for business as usual during the Olympics. The attraction combines an exhilarating outdoor challenge with a completely unique perspective on the Capital from one of the UK's most iconic landmarks - The O2 in Greenwich.
The unforgettable 90 minute experience takes visitors on an uplifting guided expedition across the roof of The O2 via a tensile fabric walkway suspended 52m above ground level. An observation platform at the summit enables climbers to take in spectacular 360° views of the Capital before descending back to base.
Up at The O2 begins at Base Camp, a fully immersive briefing area inspired by the world's best climbs and the rich history of The O2. There, visitors are kitted up in bespoke climbsuits, shoes and safety harnesses by highly trained guides before making their way, via a short set of stairs or lift, to the base of the tent ready to start their climb. From here, climbers are guided, in groups of 15, to a central observation platform via a 190m long fabric walkway suspended between The O2's distinctive yellow masts. From this unique vantage point, visitors can take in stunning, panoramic views of the Capital and its many landmarks including the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard and Canary Wharf. An exciting, but manageable, descent back to base completes the adventure.
Although thrilling, Up at The O2 is a suitable challenge for virtually anyone at least ten years old (and at least 1.2m high) who is physically and medically fit with a sense of personal adventure. Accessible tours for people with disabilities, including wheelchair users, are planned.
Up at The O2 joins the many great entertainment offerings at The O2 including the world-famous 20,000 seater arena, live music venue - indigO2, The British Music Experience, a high-tech, interactive music museum, 11 screen cinema complex and vibrant 'Entertainment District' boasting a variety of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Visitors can enjoy the experience of travelling to and from the venue on KPMG Thames Clippers - hi-speed catamarans, and relax in the spacious and comfortable seating, enjoy the variety of snacks and refreshments available or simply watch the stunning views of some of the city's most famous
sites along the river, allowing two different perspectives on London in one day.
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