Orbit opens for spectacular views over the Olympic Park
The Orbit, a work of art as well as a viewing platform over the Olympic Park, has opened to visitors.
With the Games now underway, access to the Orbit offers stunning views over the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park and the whole of London.
The unmissable Orbit, designed by internationally acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor, gives its visitors stunning views of the Olympic Park and the entire London cityscape.
As well as being a work of art, the Orbit offers stunning views over the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park and the whole of London.
Standing 115 metres high, the Orbit is the tallest art structure in Britain.
After going through the small, intimate entrance to the Orbit, visitors make their way into an elevator with viewing portholes, which takes just 30 seconds to pass through the Orbit’s twisting form and reach the viewing platform 85 metres high.
To conclude the experience, visitors are encouraged to stroll down the spiral staircase that twists through the Orbit, enjoying even more amazing sights.
A limited number of tickets are available for the Orbit during the Olympic Games – they must be purchased in advance.
After the Games, the Orbit will close and re-open in late 2013, when it will give even more visitors the opportunity to experience it.