But before I headed to the “main event” I decided to stroll around the park a little, and enjoy this magnificent space.
The Zaha Hadid designed London Aquatics Centre is impressive and dominates the entrance from the Westfield Stratford City approach.
The original structure was designed by Turner-prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond. More recently though, the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide, designed by Carsten Höller, has been incorporated into the sculpture, as an extra attraction for visitors to experience.
But there is so much more to the AcelorMittal Orbit than just it’s slide. I retrieved my belongings from my locker and then ascended to the observation floor. The views of the park and the city skylines, from here, are breath-taking.