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
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.