Yes .. "UP" at the O2 is London's latest fantastic outdoor adventure and I got to try it out on the weekend. You climb across the roof of the O2 Arena on a 350 metre long fabric "walkway". Starting out from base camp, in your climbing suit and harness, our guide, who was both an experienced mountain climber and an up and coming film director, guided us up the 180 metre ascent to the viewing platform. From here, at the centre of the arena, 52 metres above ground, you have a perfect 360 degree view of London. Absolutely stunning!! Planes flying overhead, boats on the Thames, and London's super skyline on display.
After loads of picture taking, tweeting and facebook posting time, it's the back onto the guide wires and the descent down the other side. By this time we were of course all experts with the climbing gear ... really it's so easy and safe, and an exhilarating experience not to be missed. I'm already planning my sunset climb..
It will be open all year round:
June - September weekdays 12pm- 8pm, weekends 10am - 6pm.
October - May weekdays 12pm - 6pm, weekends 10am - 4pm. Your 90 minute thrill costs a mere £22.