Now I’m far from a fan of heights and he ‘selected’ me to accompany him over the O2. We checked in at the appointed time and after watching a short safety video we put on special shoes and safety harnesses.
A final safety check, a couple of flights of stairs, the obligatory pose for the souvenir photograph, one final safety briefing and we were off.
Harnessed to a wire all of the time, our guide Sofia was friendly and knowledgeable. She was also reassuring as there was a slight wobble from our group as we started our ascent up the trampoline-like walkway. It really was the strangest of feelings as we bounced our way up one of London’s most iconic landmarks.
20 minutes later and we arrived at the top for some pretty stunning views.
The descent was just as thrilling as this time we bounced our way face down to the end and the compulsory exit via the gift shop. Although that being said the gift shop was very reasonably priced for a London attraction.
Two (very) quick lifts had us on the 68th floor in less than 2 minutes of walking through the airport-style security. It was a hazy day but even so the views from up here were magnificent.