Lonely Planet Writer

World’s longest and fastest inner-city zip line is zooming back to London

Adrenaline junkies unite, this zip line will have your heart pounding as you soar through the skies! Zip Now, the world’s longest and fastest city zip line is coming back to London for another year. The triple zip line in Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth kicks things off on a tower that’s 35 metres above ground and has a 225-metre descent as you fly down. However, according to Zip Now founder Barry Shaverin, this exhilarating experience is “not just for thrill-seekers; the zip wire is suitable for families and first-timers, too”.

“We’ve added a third wire this year, meaning more people can experience the ride at the same time, and we’ve also added the “Mega Drop”; a new feature that means riders get an incredible free-fall experience before they are safely lowered to the ground” he told Lonely Planet.

See the London Eye from the sky! Image by Zip Now London

Rushing across the skyline, participants will get the chance to see iconic views of the city like the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Gherkin, Lambeth Palace and The Shard as they reach speeds up to 50kph. “This will be the last chance for those who want to take in London from a bird’s eye view and experience the ride of their lives,” Shaverin says.

Make the leap.

The incredible experience will be open for just 16 weeks starting from 22 May to early September and there will be later opening times to cater to those who want to take a break after a long day in the office (the fun starts at midday and will run until 8.30pm every day).

Take in amazing views even before you jump.

A whopping 30,000 people took the leap last year with tickets selling out fast so booking early is recommended. The whole experience lasts 40 minutes and includes a safety briefing. Adult tickets cost £22.50 (US$30), child tickets cost £16.50 (US$22) and there are also senior, family, student and group packages available. Find out more about the event and how to book zip line tickets here.