ArcellorMittal Orbit and The Podium London

The distinctive red looping structure is the icon of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Standing taller than the Statue of Liberty, it gives visitors breathtaking views over the landmark 2012 sporting venues and 20 miles into the distance.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit was fashioned from 2000 tonnes of steel, and was created by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, and designer Cecil Balmond, two of the most influential artists of their generation. The structure stands in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London’s beautiful new open space in creation, with meadows, wetlands and waterways.

Educational visits to the ArcelorMittal Orbit are supported by a range of free teaching resources, which can be used both on-site and back at the classroom. These cover key stages 1-3 in cross-curricular subjects covering science, geography, art & design and maths.

To book your school group for just £4.95 per child – with free teacher places, call 0330 800 8099 or email

Please book in advance to ensure that we can accommodate your school and any particular needs your students may have. Coach Parking is available, please ask for information at the point of booking.

In recent months we have been working with Anish Kapoor and Carsten Holler on a new addition to the ArcelorMittal Orbit - the world’s largest and tallest tunnel slide set to arrive in Spring 2016! Please check our website for updates.”