See the London Skyline from the World’s Fastest City Zip Line
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Adrenaline junkies take note: In one week’s time London will become the home of the world’s fastest urban zip line.
Opening in Archbishop’s Park on July 7, the new zip line will up some serious stats: it spans 738 feet and can reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour, according to London’s Evening Standard. While on the 30-second decent, riders can expect to see stunning views of the city’s central landmarks, including iconic Big Ben — if they’re brave enough to look around, that is.
“I see it as a decent halfway house between a roller coaster and a bungee jump,” Zip World London founder Barry Shaverin told the Evening Standard. “It’ll be exciting but not terrifying.”
The ride was designed with crowds in mind; its two parallel lines can together handle 60 rides every hour. Daring riders will only get to strap in after running through a 40-minute prep and safety course. Visitors should act fast, as the line won’t be around for long — it’s slated to close after a 12-week run. Tickets are priced at £22.50 (~$29) for adults, £18.50 (~$24) for students and £16.50 (~$21) for children over the age of eight. Check out the video below for a closer look.
Headed across the pond? Use points to stay at some of London’s top hotels during your travels.
H/T: Evening Standard
Welcome to The Points Guy!
WELCOME OFFER: Up to 100,000 bonus miles
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,040
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X miles on United® purchases
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 80K bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, an additional 20K bonus miles after you spend $10,000 in the first 6 months
- $250 Annual Fee
- Earn 3X miles on United® purchases, 2X miles at restaurants, on select streaming services & all other travel, 1X on all other purchases
- Earn 3X miles on United Airlines purchases
- Earn 2X miles at restaurants and on select streaming services
- Earn 2X miles on all other travel
- Earn 1X mile on all other purchases
- Each year, receive a $125 credit on United® purchases and two 5k-mile anniversary award flight credits. Terms apply.