Friday 20 October 2017

The world’s fastest city-centre zip wire is opening in London and it looks a whole lot of fun

It’s certainly a different way to go sightseeing…

(Zip World London)
(Zip World London)

By Georgia Humphreys

A zip wire opening in London will give riders a whole new view of the capital.

It’s actually a double zip line and lets you travel at speed while taking in the skyline – including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Gherkin, Lambeth Palace and The Shard.

And at 35 metres above ground, it is the world’s biggest – and fastest – urban zip wire.

Never mind the fact it’s an adrenaline-fuelled 225-metre descent from its launchpad in Archbishop’s Park, Southbank.

If you’re keen to ride the zip line, you might want to get booking – tickets are expected to sell out within weeks. It opens on July 12 for 12 weeks and prices start from £22.50 for a standard adult ticket.

(Zip World London)

And you can expect it to be as good as it sounds – the ride has come from the company behind the world’s fastest zip line, which is found in north Wales.

Barry Shaverin, founder of Zip World London, says: “Giant zip lines and the greatest cityscape in the world – it seemed such an obvious idea to put the two together. And Archbishop’s Park is one of London’s best kept secrets – we really want to help it get the attention it deserves.”

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