Ever ticked off from your bucket list going down a Zip Wire? Now’s your chance down to head to Zip Now near Waterloo in London!
Head down to the Archbishop Park, to experience the fastest zip wire and a really nice view of London from the top of the building. You can reach here by walking 10minutes from Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line) or a 5 minutes walk from Lamberth North station (Bakerloo Line).
If you want to avoid some waiting time at the registration desk to fill in the ‘Waiver form online’ before heading down, luckily being prepared beforehand, I had already completed this, otherwise, you’ll be made to fill one in. Although, after obtaining our wristband we had to wait 15 minutes or so as there was a large group ahead of us.
This Zip Wire is a 235 meters long and 35 meters high, if you imagine a height of a double-decker then add 8 more, that’s how high you’re above on the zip. Firstly, when you arrive you are shown a health and safety video, once that is over you are told to place all your belongings in a locker.
Now it was time to put our gears on, and placing all your handheld items in a bum bag, where you’re shown by the really friendly and helpful staff members how to do so. Thereon we had to walk across to the other tower with our gears as you start from one end and end where you started from. You are made to wait again as they are only allowed a group of people to go on, so they were allowing pairs to go up.
As you walk up the stairs, it does get tiring. I’m not going to lie, I needed to stop for a few seconds to catch my breath as there are 183 steps to climb to the top of the tower. Plus the tower shakes about whilst you climb up due to the wind.
Once you’re at the top, you have a really nice view of London, where you can see the London eye on the side and few other iconic buildings. One view, which I really loved was the view across from the tower as you go down from as you can see the football pitch. You’re allowed to take photo’s and video’s of the view, but you have to be behind the red in order to do for your own safety. After taking a few photos and video clips, it was time to drop, at first when I took that first step down I started to feel shaky and anxious, the longer you’re made to wait for the more anxious you get especially if you look down.
Once we took our three steps down, on the count of 3,2,1… I held on to the handles and bent my knees to zip through the wires. You can let go of the handles if you wish to, depending on your bravery, but it was my first time going on this, I just kept holding on to it. After a few seconds of having a fear, it all went and I truly enjoyed the experience.
The actual zip wire lasts only 15 seconds, but it is a lot of fun! As I said, it gives you such a buzz after going down once! Definitely worth visiting with your friends or family.
This Zip Wire at Archbishop Park is open until 9th September.
Address: Archbishops Park, Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LE.
Nearest Station: Waterloo or Lambert North
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Disclaimer: I was invited to review this attraction and all opinions are my own.