25/09/2016

Date Night: ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide


Saturday's date night (day), was to finally take the plunge, forget our fears and #RideTheSlide at the Olympic Park in Stratford. We were bemused back in 2012 when this piece of extraordinary architecture was the latest addition to London's skyline (it does look a bit strange) - but now there is a slide on it, so who cares! 


Of course it is no ordinary slide (hence the £17 price tag to ride it!) It is the world's longest tunnel slide with large amounts of it being dark, but the light shows London's skyscape flashing in your eyes! You travel a long way in just 40 seconds and the first few of them we were absolutely petrified,  but by the time we were at the bottom, we were wanting to go again and again!


After the slide, we made our way back up the lift to spend some time on the viewing platform which showcased the Olympic surroundings and beyond into Canary Wharf, Greenwich, and the rest of East London. However, the bit we were most amazed by were the mirrors that were on the platform.


It's difficult to explain but they are apparently called 'concave' which gives some plain weird effects depending on where you stand. Slim, fat, tall, tiny, upside down! What's even stranger is that you can't see it through a camera from most angles! We have no idea how it works but we were fascinated! 



We could have been boring and taken the lift back down, but we decided to take the looping 431 stairs with the wind in our faces the whole time! There were soundscapes of various East London landmarks, from Brick Lane market to Upton Park on a Saturday afternoon.



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  1. Thats amazing!!! A 40 second slide, I know that seems like a small time but when a slide is usually like what 2 seconds 40 must seem like a really really long time!! Love the head gear guys haha!!

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    1. It was terrifyingly good! That's a good point actually! I felt like it wasn't going to end, but it was fun!

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  2. This looks amazing! I'd love to do this, but my boyfriend has a massive fear of heights! You guys always have the best dates X

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    1. You'd be surprised to know I'm scared of heights, I pankicked pedigree going down but it was defo worth it!

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  3. It looks like you had so much fun!! Great picture so too- that slide looks mega scary though! X

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    1. It was defo worth conquering the fear! I had to go first or else I may have backed out haha

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  4. This looks insane! Such a unique date idea as well! X

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    1. It was! So worth the price and fear, always do something new is what we say!

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  5. Honestly you two are so adorable it always warms my heart, I love all your pictures! I am always amazed at how you find so much to do, and damn this sounds amazing, I'd love to give it a go but I don't know if my nerves would hold!

    Pandora xo
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    1. Aww thank you ever so much! Living in London gives you so many opportunities, expensive but amazing for the blog haha
      I ended up going first bcus James was worried I'd back out if he went before me haha

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