James Bond experience at the O2
Who could forget the unforgettable scene from ‘The World is Not Enough’ when Pierce Brosnan falls from a balloon onto the iconic roof of The O2 in Greenwich – and there’s no better time to unleash your inner 007 than now, in the Golden Jubilee year of Bond films, with a major exhibition opening at The Barbican this weekend and the new film, Skyfall, eagerly awaited.
Now stags and hens can follow in the footsteps of Bond at London’s newest and most thrilling attraction – Up at The O2.
The experience begins at Base Camp, a fully immersive briefing area inspired by the world's best climbs and the rich history of The O2. There, visitors will be kitted up in bespoke climbsuits, shoes and safety harnesses by highly trained guides before making their way, via a short set of stairs or lift, to the base of the tent ready to start their climb. From here, climbers are guided, in groups of 15, to a central observation platform via a 190m long fabric walkway suspended between The O2's distinctive yellow masts. From this unique vantage point, visitors can take in stunning, panoramic views of the Capital and its many landmarks including the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard and Canary Wharf. An exciting, but manageable, descent back to base will complete the adventure.
Although thrilling, Up at The O2 is a suitable challenge for virtually anyone at least ten years old and 1.2m tall, who is physically and medically fit with a sense of personal adventure. Accessible tours for people with disabilities, including wheelchair users, are planned.
Up at The O2 is open year round (weather permitting), June-September weekdays between 12pm-8pm (final climb) and weekends 10am – 6pm, October-May weekdays between 12pm and 6pm and weekends between 10am-4pm
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.UpatTheO2.co.uk or on the day at The O2