Welsh adventure company to bring London’s fastest zip line in the city from Big Ben to The Shard

Welsh adventure company to bring London's fastest zip line in the city from Big Ben to The Shard
London,July4:London thrill-seekers will soon be able to see the city’s famous skyline from a whole new angle — thanks to a new zip line opening in July.
The concept is the brainchild of Zip World — a Welsh adventure company now branching out to the capital.
London’s new urban zip wire is described as the “biggest, fastest of its kind.”
The 225-meter (738.2-foot) descent will allow riders to travel at speeds of 50 miles per hour.
Riders will be treated to a panoramic, 360-degree perspective on London, glimpsing iconic monuments from Big Ben to The Shard.

Zip wire obsession

A similar inner-city zip wire was recently installed in Paris for two weeks in June.
The zip line will begin its flight at Archbishop’s Park, a large green expanse south of the River Thames, close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster.
“Giant zip lines and the greatest cityscape in the world — it seemed such an obvious idea to put the two together,” says Barry Shaverin, founder of Zip World London.
“And Archbishop’s Park is one of London’s best kept secrets — we really want to help it get the attention it deserves.”
Tickets — £22.50 (roughly $29) for an individual adult — are predicted to sell out fast.
The zip line will be up for 12 weeks from July 6, 2017 onwards.

London for adrenaline junkies

In December 2016, a zip line across the Thames was installed by the London Fire Brigade.
Riders raised more than £1 million for Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Try if you dare, zip line over the Alps and then BASE jump your way to the ground. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Adrenaline junkies in London can also enjoy the 178-meter ArcelorMittal Orbit helter-skelter in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, whilst the London Eye pods offer stunning aerial perspective on the city.