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Climbing the O2

I wanted to treat the love of my life and his brother to something special, they’ve been working so hard in the garden and making my studio a reality….and found the perfect thing.  To climb over the O2 building.  I bought our tickets through Travelzoo for an evening climb and have to say it was a great deal for the three of us.  £84 which included a professional photo each.

View of the O2
We’re about to climb over that!

The climb begins with a safety induction and the necessary last minute trip to the loo, then we were kitted out in a jumpsuit, boots and safety harnesses were snapped into place.  From there it’s a walk to a perfectly ordinary set of stairs that takes you to Base Camp, the starting point of the climb which is about three stories high.

The walkway resembles a stretched, ridged trampoline with a twisted steel cable running up its centre, it is to this that our safety gear is clipped and we begin our walk over the old Millennium Dome. The climb is quite steep but gradually increases in increments until you reach the summit which has a large observation deck, perfect for scoring that perfect sunset shot.

Would I recommend it? Heck yes!

Climbing the O2
View from Observation Deck over the O2

 

 

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