Olympic Orbit

Olympic Orbit

London's Olympic Orbit is a stunning piece of public art combined as an observation tower, allowing London tourists to enjoy glorious views across London. Formally titled the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the structure was conceived as a thrilling combination of sculpture and structural engineering that would bring additional visual splendour to the London Olympic Park.

Located just a short walk from the London Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Orbit opened in time for the London 2012 Olympics, providing the games' spectators with the opportunity to enjoy wonderful views of the Olympic Park and the broader sights of London's iconic skyline. The Orbit closed after the games and was due to re-open to the public in late 2013.

With its unique appearance, 115-metres-tall stature, enormously high-profile location and immortal association with the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Orbit is sure to join The Monument and fellow 21st-century London icons The Shard and the London Eye in providing London tourists with fabulous views of London for many, many years to come.

Nearest Tube/Railway Station

Stratford (Central Line; Jubilee Line; Dockland Light Railway)  


London Borough of Newham



Opening Times


Address / Contact Details

ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, Stratford, London  

Related Attractions

The Shard
The View from The Shard 
London Eye
The Monument