It was a spur of the moment decision to visit the O2 arena and walk over it. From their website it looked awesome, but t really didn't prepare us for the experience. Our experience was by far better than was shared on the website.
We arrived a little early so was put on an earlier tour. We were taken through to watch short film about the experience and what to expect, the film was slightly patronising in its approach, but got the message across.
Next we were suited and booted...jump suits/jackets and shoes were all provided. EVERYTHING ELSE was stored in the lockers provided. The only things you can carry ( in the specially designed pockets in the suits) are your mobile phone/camera, which must stay in the pocket until you reach the summit. There is a phone app you can download prior to the climb which allows you to log into once at the top of the O2.
Photos taken on embarking on our climb...available for purchase once finished!
Harnesses were fitted and checked by the tour guides, and an explanation on how they work was given. Attached to the wire, you climb!! The walkway is springy, which you really want to jump on as it resembles a trampoline effect, but are asked not to!!
The climb is steep, but awesome.
At the summit you are detached from the guide wire and are free to wander the circular area to take in the views across London.
London City Airport, the Cable Cars, Olympic Stadium and the ArcelorMittal Orbit and in the distance Wembley Stadium are just a few of theLondon landmarks to be seen.
At the top, the app I downloaded failed to connect to the O2 wifi :-( and therefore I couldn't make the most of the app.
Reattached and walking back down, it seems steeper then going up!! It feels bouncier too!!!
A really good way to spend some time in London away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city!
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