Zip World London

A temporary attraction called Zip World London has opened on South Bank, and comprises a 738-foot long zip wire that takes in some of the capital’s top sights.

Riders will get to whizz through the sky at 30mph, 100-feet above Archbishop’s Park, and enjoy views of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Individuals must climb to the top of a 35-metre-high tower and leap from it, attached to just a wire.

The zip wire is open from now until 1st October, and group rates are available for parties of five or more people. The ride is open daily from 10am until 7pm and group travel organisers can make a booking by calling 01248-601444.

Zip World

The temporary London zip wire joins a host of others under the brand Zip World. Other locations include Bethesda in Wales, home to Zip World Velocity, and Llechwedd Slate Caverns, also in Wales, where Zip World Titan opened in 2014.

Zip World Velocity involves riders flying head-first for just under a mile, exceeding speeds of 100mph down a mountain and then straight over a cliff, 500-foot above the quarry lake with views as far out as Ireland.

Zip World Titan, meanwhile, is a four-person zip line where riders have three individual zip lines to complete.

Additional activities offered by Zip World include The Caverns (located at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns with Zip World Titan), and Zip World Fforest in the Conwy Valley.

The Caverns offers an underground adventure that sees participants undertake a course of zip lines, rope bridges, a via ferrata climbing route and tunnels.

Zip World Fforest, meanwhile, offers a range of adventures including Zip Safari, Treetop Nets, Plummet, and the Junior Tree Trail.

To find out more, or to make a group booking, visit