The World’s Longest Inner-City Zip Line Returns To London

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London Zip line
The new urban zip line passes some of London's most iconic landmarks

Its good news for all you adrenaline junkies. The world’s longest and fastest inner-city zip line has returned to London this summer.

Zip Now’s triple zip wire soars through the skies starts on a 35-meter high tower in Archbishop’s Park in Lambeth, and descends over 225 meters past some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Participants will rush past the Shard, Lambeth Palace, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the Gherkin as the fly down.

The line passes by the iconic London Eye (Image by Zip Now London)

The fall reaches speeds of 50 kilometers per hour, which is sure to get everyone’s heart pounding. Zip Now founder Barry Shaverin says that “This will be the last chance for those who want to take in London from a bird’s eye view and experience the ride of their lives”.

Zip Through London This Summer

Last year there were only two wires on the zip line for a whopping 30,000 participants, but this year a third has been added to allow more people to experience it together. The new feature, the “Mega Drop,” has also been added. This gives riders an incredible free-fall experience before they are lowered down.

Zip line
It reaches adrenaline pumping speeds of 50kmph

According to Shaverin, this experience is “not just for thrill-seekers; the zip wire is suitable for families and first-timers, too”. The inner-city zip line opened on 22 May and will run for only 16 weeks. It stays open until 8:30 PM each day.

The whole ride lasts about 40 minutes, including a quick safety briefing. Tickets are priced at £22.50 for adults and £16.50 for children. There are also separate discounts for students, groups, and seniors. Find out more about the zip line and tickets at the Zip Now website.

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