ArcelorMittal Orbit †

ADDRESS
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ST
TELEPHONE
TWITTER

Nearby

ArcelorMittal OrbitPresiding over the former Olympic Park the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, was described by Mayor Boris Johnson as that "something extra" needed to "distinguish the east London skyline" and "arouse the curiosity and wonder of Londoners and visitors". The 115m-high steel sculpture resembles a "continuously looping lattice" (The Independent) and is the largest example of public art in the UK. The project cost around £20m, with most of the funding coming from the involvement of Britain's richest man, the Indian-born steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, chairman of the ArcelorMittal steel company. Painted red and located between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, the Orbit is "an icon to match the Eiffel Tower" according to Boris - which is perhaps a bit antagonistic towards the French capital city of Paris, which famously lost the 2012 Olympic bid to London. Co-designed by Cecil Balmond, Kapoor's Orbit offers two-storey dining and a viewing gallery - accessible by a spiralling staircase or a lift - over the whole of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and beyond. The sculpture is a permanent structure and, post Games, forms part of the lasting legacy of the area as it continues to attract visitors to east London.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Attraction offers


ArcelorMittal Orbit images

ArcelorMittal Orbit†

ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit


LondonTown.com - ArcelorMittal Orbit Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Stratford Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Hackney Wick Overground Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Homerton Overground Station
27 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
13 minutes walk

Further articles featuring ArcelorMittal Orbit on LondonTown.com

London Firework Displays

London's skyline will be set ablaze this November with firework displays all across the capital. Here LondonTown.com lists the biggest, loudest and best displays....

Bonfire Night in the warm

Thanks to the number of well-positioned bars and restaurants in London, it's easy to appreciate the fireworks without having to stand around in the...

Best Things to do in London for an Adventure

Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline rush in London can fly high at ZipWorld, GoApe on treetop rope walkways and ride the world's...

Summer Half Term Events in London

From Brainiac Live, staged in an upturned purple cow, to Running Wild at the Open Air Theatre, there's 101 reasons to bring your kids to...

London Events 2018

Find out the best London 2018 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2018 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

THE BEST

Hotels near ArcelorMittal Orbit

Near ArcelorMittal Orbit
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £43† 25% off
196 High Street, E15 | 7 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
The Westbridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £50† 40% off
335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that brings together luxury and comfort and adds a sense of style to east London. It houses ... More
Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £63† 36% off
10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 10 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
THE BEST

Alternative Sights nearest ArcelorMittal Orbit

Nearest to ArcelorMittal Orbit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
One Canada Square
London > Attractions > Sights
1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.3 miles from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
O2 Walkway: Up At The O2
London > Attractions > Sights
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.6 miles from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Visitors to The O2 can see the famous domed structure from an entirely different angle - from 53-metre high Up At The O2 suspended from The ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Line
London > Attractions > Sights
Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent, E16 | 25 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
London's first dedicated modern contemporary art walk, The Line brings together works by artists such as Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Gary Hume, Abigail Fallis and Martin ... More
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near ArcelorMittal Orbit

The best museums, galleries, attractions near ArcelorMittal Orbit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Here East Olympic Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Olympic Park, E20 | 4 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
On the site of the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Here East ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, E20 | 4 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
ArcelorMittal Orbit designer Anish Kapoor has collaborated with Belgian artist Carsten Holler, who gave us the big slide outside the Hayward Gallery in summer 2015, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Annex East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Unit 2, Hutchins Close, Stratford, London E15 | 6 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Annex East is a warehouse arts centre located just 100 metres from London's Olympic Park. The space will incorporate an exhibition space, a bespoke bar and ... More
THE BEST

Events near ArcelorMittal Orbit

Near ArcelorMittal Orbit
Ongoing
ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2018 - Various Times
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | Same location as ArcelorMittal Orbit
Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red sculpture and public viewing platform stands ...More
Foo Fighters
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June 2018 - 5pm
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 3 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Co return to the UK to perform their anthemic, Grammy-winning alt rock tunes, including new tracks from the album Concrete And ...More
THE BEST

Entertainment near ArcelorMittal Orbit

Near ArcelorMittal Orbit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sugarhouse Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
107 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 9 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Making use of 107 High Street, Stratford, a building scheduled for demolition in 2013, Sugarhouse Studios is a cinema, cafe and bar with a programme of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Yard
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 11 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The Yard theatre occupies a unique warehouse space - where the concrete floor and corrugated roof are clearly visible - located two minutes from Hackney Wick ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Stratford East
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 14 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Theatre Royal Stratford East opened in 1884 and became the home of the Theatre Workshop Company in 1954. The first performance ever held here was 'Richelieu' ... More
THE BEST

Shopping near ArcelorMittal Orbit

The best shops and markets near ArcelorMittal Orbit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Centre for Book Arts
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 8 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Everyone, from beginners to professionals, can learn the disappearing artform of book art at the London Centre for Book Arts, a unique place where people can ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bottle Apostle East Village
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 9 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Bottle Apostle is a lovely independent wine retailer where you get expert advice and the chance to try before you buy using self-serve enomatic wine ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elevator Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 11 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Elevator Gallery is a contemporary artist-run space in Hackney Wick, London and is housed in the attic of a former chocolate factory, above Mother Studios. Curators ... More
THE BEST

Restaurants near ArcelorMittal Orbit

What are the best dining options near ArcelorMittal Orbit London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Counter Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 7 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Set within a renovated warehouse and art gallery in the heart of Hackney Wick, The Counter Cafe was established by Tom Seaton and his sister Jess ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dane's Yard Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
133 High Street, Stratford, Stratford, London E15 | 8 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Modern European Cuisine... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Forman's Fish Island
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Stour Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 8 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Forman's Fish Island in East London houses H. Forman & Son, Britain's oldest salmon smokers and suppliers to top notch places like Fortnum & Mason. This ... More
THE BEST

Education near ArcelorMittal Orbit

Near ArcelorMittal Orbit
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 2.7 miles from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.7 miles from ArcelorMittal Orbit
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 32 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
THE BEST

Leisure near ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Jubilee Greenway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Marshgate Lane, Stratford, E15 | 3 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The Jubilee Greenway is a flat, almost continuous and straight traffic-free walking and cycling route that carves through London and all the major London 2012 Olympic ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Olympics BMX Track
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | 4 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The adapted Olympic BMX Track, the home of the BMX Cycling competition in the 2012 London Olympics, reopens to the public on 4th March 2014, a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford City
London > Leisure >
Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, London E20 | 6 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
This fun bowling alley and restaurant on the second floor of Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre is a great place for a gang of you to ... More
THE BEST

Pubs near ArcelorMittal Orbit

The best pubs near London ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Eddie's
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 14 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Eddie's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 14 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Neighbourhood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 15 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
A 'beer shop' with all-day dining , neighbourhood in East Village is the kind of place all neighbourhoods should ... More
THE BEST

Nightlife near ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 6 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
A pop up private members' club in a former Victorian stable in Swan Wharf, a 100-metre walk from the Olympic Park, The Fringe is the place ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crate Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Queen's Yard, E9 | 11 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
A craft brewery and pizzeria overlooking the canal, Crate Brewery offers a unique location to enjoy a pizza and a pint in a former print factory ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roof East
London > Nightlife > Bars
Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, London E15 | 12 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
On floors seven and eight, at the top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, Roof East ... More
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near ArcelorMittal Orbit

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.1 miles from ArcelorMittal Orbit
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.6 miles from ArcelorMittal Orbit
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 35 minutes from ArcelorMittal Orbit
... More

Also in Olympic Park

Our recommendations in the same street as ArcelorMittal Orbit

No.
Title
Category

Alternate names and popular misspellings for ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit, ArcelorMital Orbit
 
 

Hotels Near

ArcelorMittal Orbit

 
 
Near ArcelorMittal Orbit All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Arcelormittal Orbit

 
 
 
Another Time Another Place
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2018 

Stour Space 7 minutes walk from Arcelormittal Orbit

Through an exhibition of more than 60 images by photographer Neil Martinson, Stour Space looks at the history of Hackney. ...More

A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2018 

Discover Children's Story Centre 11 minutes walk from Arcelormittal Orbit

Think there's no such thing as a Gruffalo? Well, there is at Discover where A World inside a Book: Gruffalos, ...More

 

New on LondonTown

 
 
Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival
Foodie Events | From 17th March 

Olympia London

Returning to Olympia London for its second year, the Eat & Drink Festival brings together ...More

 
SOMNAI
SOMNAI
Theatre | From 1st March 

Two Pear Tree Street

A brand new immersive experience from entertainment company dotdotdot, SOMNAI invites participants to delve into ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox presents The Planets
Concerts | On 29th September 

Barbican Centre

Opening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a ...More

London Sinfonietta
Concerts | On 24th March 

Kings Place

The London Sinfonietta performs pieces by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky and Henry Cowell in an exploration of Albert Einstein's 'thought experiments' on the space-time continuum. The influence of Einstein's ideas took music in ...More

Konditor & Cook
Konditor & Cook
Shopping 

The first Konditor & Cook shop, bakery and heart of the operation opened in 1993. ...More

 
Coraline
Coraline
Concerts | From 29th March 

Barbican Centre

The Barbican stages the world premiere of the Royal Opera's new production, Coraline, created by ...More

 
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
Concerts | From 29th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Actress Fiona Shaw returns to direct the second ...More

 
English National Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | From 16th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Daniel Kramer directs his first opera since becoming English National Opera's artistic director in August 2016, a new production of romantic tragedy La traviata starring Claudia Boyle as ...More

English National Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Concerts | From 1st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Robert Carsen's classic production of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the London Coliseum this spring. Benjamin Britten's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy has choreography by Matthew ...More

Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Article 

Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
Article 

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near ArcelorMittal Orbit

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star suites see our deals for ArcelorMittal Orbit hotels, including Holiday Inn London - Stratford City from 80% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960