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“A gentle walk over the "Dome"!”
Review of Up at The O2

Up at The O2
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Up at The O2 Climb in London
Ranked #18 of 1,724 things to do in London
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Owner description: Get ready for a breathtaking new attraction, combining an exhilarating active outdoor challenge with a completely unique perspective on the Capital.Prepare yourself for an unforgettable 90 minute experience which will take you on an uplifting expedition across the roof of the world's most popular entertainment venue. Enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of London from our viewing platform in the centre of the roof, before finishing with a thrilling descent back to base to complete your adventure.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

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!

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Up at the O2 was a great experience and can really be enjoyed by all the family- the attraction is on an incline, and involves a bit of walking uphill and a sharp descent on the other side, but there is no rush to walk at any pace and the guides cater for those that walk slightly slower. Our party stemmed from age 13-66 and all managed. The canvas is slightly springy to replicate the material of the dome itself and upon climbing all that is required is to walk and pass your harness karabiner through each gate. At the viewing gallery at the stop you can see great views of London which the guides helpfully point out. The descent is slightly steeper but by that time you have the hang of the climbing equipment so it's easy! We went on an incredibly overcast day but still had a great experience, and everyone felt a great sense of achievement upon completing the walk.

Thank LauratheExplorer1992
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Booked on line a couple of days before our Monday morning climb, as the weather forecast was good. We arrived a little early and were allowed to join the group in front of us, which was a nice touch.

The whole thing is very well set up, they are very safety conscious, and your receive a very good safety briefing, as well as being provided with top quality, very comfortable shoes.

The climb isn't particularly arduous, and there a re a couple of stops on the way up as Ross, our very knowledgeable and friendly guide pointed out various items that were of interest. He was the perfect mix of jokey companion, with the right amount of serious instruction that made sure the experience was 100% safe. You are eclipsed on to a guide wire all the way up and all the way down.

Once at the top in lovely sunshine, we had plenty of time to take photos, and have a lot of landmarks pointed out. We also took advantage of the iPhone app, that gives extra info about conditions and things to look for. It is a nice touch that you can take your own phone up to take photos.

A leisurely walk down and then the inevitable exit through the gift shop, but no hard sell.

All in all a very good morning, but I am not sure would have the same opinion if it had been throwing it down with rain.

Thank Nick_Harris
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

A massive thank you to our guide Carolina for a superb experience.What a feeling of achievement when you reach the top.Great fun for all ages.Go and enjoy !

3  Thank Debby H
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Something different! Staff were great, amazing views from the top. The pics they sell to you at the end aren't worth it but it was lots of fun! Highly recommended

Thank PULS88
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