Up at The O2 celebrates its 5th birthday with a free climb for groups of 5
Amor explores climbed Up at the O2 to celebrate its 5th birthday. Since opening in June 2012, it has seen the likes of Ant & Dec, Rudimental, Sam Smith, Pixie Lott and 30 Seconds to Mars all take part in a climb.
What is it?
A 90-minute climbing expedition to the peak of the world’s number one music and entertainment venue, The O2.
We started the experience by watching a short informative video about the experience itself and the history behind the architecture of the O2. We then got geared up into our harnesses and our guide took us up to begin our climb.
We had our pictures taken before we started the climb, as we weren’t allowed to take pictures on the way up.
Our guide gave us great instructions on how to proceed with the climb. We were with a group, but we were eager to lead. As we headed up the steepest part of the O2, we realised that we were breaking a little sweat and wasn’t expecting a mini workout in the process.
Finally we made it to the summit that presented us with a 360° view of London. We took a couple pictures and then it was time to make our way back down. You’d think going down would be easier, but you had to approach it with caution and the right technique to minimise any accidents, as it was still steep.
Overall, we enjoyed the experience and felt a sense of achievement. I know I certainly did, because I hate heights, but my nerves didn’t weigh in this time around.
To book a climb, visit Up at The O2.
Prices start from £30 for adults and children (over 9 years) and until the end of October, groups of 5 can get a free climb for the fifth member.