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Watch: this sublime water slide is the solution to all your heatwave problems

Guy Parsons

Good cities copy, great cities steal, or so the saying almost goes. Either way, it's become clear that London needs to copy and/or steal this ludicrously refreshing, heatwave-defying water slide:

Royal Flush Water Slide, BSR Cable Park, Waco TX

Located at the BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas, the 'Royal Flush' is an enormous, three-lane hydromatic person-launcher (yes, I'm running out terms for water slide) that delivers more airtime than a short-haul trip on easyJet.

Texas Water Slide: Royal Flush

Now don't get us wrong! We have a whole lot of love for London's lidos, lagoons and swimming ponds. We'd never stand in the way of Londoners' right to indulge in some tranquil morning breaststroke.

But in our diverse melting pot of a city, isn't there also room for people to be thrown into the sky screaming 'FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU'?

Waco TX Water Slide

And if we could borrow the £10 all-day, all-you-can-slide price point, much the better. Check out the stunning, HD video below – London, it's over to you!

But good news everybody! A 150-metre slip'n'slide is coming to Alexandra Palace on July 25.

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