Zip Now London

Things to do, Games and hobbies Archbishop's Park , Lambeth Until Sunday September 9 2018
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Zip wires will be forever haunted by the image of BoJo sagging on a line above Victoria Park. But there’s no chance of recreating that moment on Zip Now London – a 225-metre zip line – the biggest and fastest city line in the world.

It sounds terrifying, but this is a slick operation. As soon as I arrive at the HQ in Archbishop’s Park to try it out, I’m met by one of the red-T-shirted safety gurus, who gets me kitted up into a harness and helmet.

The Zip Wire begins 35m above the ground – the height of nine double-decker buses – which means that before feeling the wind in your hair you have to climb ten flights of stairs to the top of the starting tower. After taking in views of Battersea Power Station and the Houses of Parliament, I’m clipped on the wire, led down some steps and told to ‘fling’ myself off. So I do. Turns out zooming mid air at 31mph is bloody exhilarating.

For the return to earth, there are two choices. You can walk down yet another set of stairs or face the ‘Mega Drop’: a 15m-high freefall. Obviously I opt for the drop and quickly find myself fastened to a bungee-esque rope before plunging into mid-air and landing flat on my back on a crash mat. If you thought cycling in rush hour was a buzz, it’s got nothing on this.

By: Alexandra Sims

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Venue name: Archbishop's Park
Contact:
Address: Carlisle Lane
London
SE1 7LE
Transport: Tube: Lambeth North
Price: £22.50, £18.50 student, £16.50 child
Event phone: 0330 0583 477
Event website: https://zip-now.co/
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tastemaker

Being an adrenaline junkie, I was so excited when I heard about this pop up zip line in London and had to try it straight away! It's conveniently right opposite a hospital haha, but don't worry it's very safe and they go through all the checks with you before you zip wire across. Due to it's popularity I highly recommend you book in advance, especially on the weekends as it can get quite busy! Once you've got your safety kit on you walk across to the launch tower and what feels like a million stairs to get to the top, but the view is worth it once you're up there (35m high). 

I had expected the zip line to be a lot longer but due to it being a small park, its over in about 30seconds but definitely a fun experience! This is perfect for anyone scared of heights and trying to ease themselves into it. It's only around for a short time so make sure you check it out this summer!

Tastemaker

Best. Day. Ever.

Well, actually, just best 30 seconds ever... But still.


The whole thing lasts about an hour. The safety measures can be quite lengthy, between the strapping you up and the several safety checks. Which some will find boring, but I guess better safe than sorry, right? After about 45 minutes of waiting around, you'll be able to climb up the launching tower where you'll enjoy a nice view over the London skyline. But the best is yet to come. Launch yourself and enjoy an exhilarating ride above the park. It was incredible. Most, like me, will find it too short and will want to go again. Who's with me?

tastemaker

Zip World has popped up literally in Archbishop’s Park for a short time from 18 July to 1 October 2017.


If you are looking for a thrilling ride then this is the zip wire to go on.


All the kit is laid out on the ground to make it easy to get into.  Once putting on it is then onto the high climb of stairs to get to the zip wire. I was literally knackered after climbing the 35m tower. You then have a small wait before it is your turn to jump off and down the zip wire.  I was a bit nervous due to the small handle bars but once I did finally get my head around the small handle bars it was so much fun zooming on down and see such sites as Big Ben, London Eye etc.  Highly recommend.


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