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Published September 10th 2012
The Millennium dome, the O2 arena, the North Greenwich arena - many names for one of the most iconic London Landmarks. It's been the host and home to numerous concerts, shows, and most recently some of the Olympic and Paralympic games, but it's newest attraction has just opened - climbing it, at 'Up at The O2'.
The unforgettable 90 minute experience will take visitors on a guided expedition - 53m above ground level - across the roof of The O2. Visitors will be guided in groups of 30 to a central observation platform via the 190m long fabric walkway, suspended between The O2's distinctive yellow masts. Although the experience isn't for the faint-hearted, not to worry, climb suits, shoes and safety harnesses will of course be provided for the experience, which will be completed with highly trained guides. Indeed, although thrillingly adrenaline pumping, Up at The O2 is a suitable challenge for anyone of at least 10 years old and at least 1.2m tall as long as they are medically and physically fit. In addition to that, accessible tours for people with disabilities, including wheelchair users, are also being planned so no one misses out on this unique experience.
From the observation platform at the summit, visitors will be able to take in spectacular 360 degree views of the Capital and its many landmarks, including the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard, Historic Royal Greenwich and Canary Wharf, before a thrilling descent back to base.
Up at The O2 tickets will cost just £22 for adults and children at off peak times, and O2 customers will be able to get 15% off the ticket price with Priority Moments. It is open year round but make sure you don't miss out on this breathtaking view and phenomenal experience, and booking in advance to avoid disappointment is highly recommended.