Let’s face it, we’d all love to be 007. Who doesn’t want to razz it up the Thames on a speedboat, or bounce down the Millennium Dome like Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough? Bond fans, we have good news for you! You can now emulate 007 himself by scaling the heights of North Greenwich’s landmark with Up at the O2, and all without a gun-toting nemesis in sight.
With a guide on hand to help you along, you’ll swap Savile Row for a natty blue jumpsuit (there’s even a Q-esque side pocket to stash your phone in), before making the 90-minute climb up a precarious blue walkway that disappears into the sky.
Vertigo aside, it’s not for the faint hearted, as climbers also need to be physically fit to use the carabiner that helps them complete the 52m ascent, on material that feels just a bit like a trampoline.
If you can resist the urge to bounce your fellow climbers off, you’ll be rewarded with a 360° panoramic view of London at the top: from the distinctive beauty of the Old Naval College to Canary Wharf’s imposing offices and out to the new Olympic stadium. And if you haven’t had your Bond fill, you can even try a backwards descent on your way down…
Up at the O2 costs £22 for adults and children (O2 customers get 15% off with Priority Moments), but you must be at least 10 years old, 1.2m tall and physically fit to participate. Download the Up at the O2 app for added extras.
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