London Is Getting A Giant, Super-Fast Zipline
We repeat: GIANT ZIP LINE.
In what is probably the most exciting news since Boris Johnson said he’d let the police test a water cannon on him, the fastest city-based zip line in the world is coming to London.
Not to make this all about him, but remember when Boris Johnson got stuck on that zip line? That was funny, wasn’t it.
Taking off from 100ft up, Zip World London will fly participants over the capital city’s iconic skyline, taking in attractions like Big Ben, The London Eye, and Boris Johnson, if he’s cycling about that day.
Reaching up speeds up to 50mph, the attraction will last around 30 seconds (this would be a really bad time to make another Boris Johnson joke wouldn’t it) and you can get a better idea of what it’s like below.
“I see it as a decent halfway house between a rollercoaster and a bungee jump; it’ll be exciting but not terrifying,” said Barry Shaverin, the founder of Zip World London.
“Giant zip lines and the greatest cityscape in the world — it seemed such an obvious idea to put the two together.”
If you want to get zipping you’ll have to be quick though - the ride will only be in London from July 6th to October 1st… and tickets are already on sale here. QUIIIIIICK!
By Lizzie Cox