Unique Venues of London has announced the ArcelorMittal Orbit as their newest member, bringing the total number of venues within the association to 84.
Located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is one of the capital’s most recognisable modern masterpieces. Designed by world-famous, multi award-winning artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, the venue became an iconic symbol of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The venue is suitable for all types of events from milestone anniversaries and intimate banqueting to corporate canapé receptions and Christmas Parties for 250 guests standing, or up to 120 seated. It is also licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit offers an experience unique amongst the current membership, giving bookers the opportunity to privately hire The Slide, a 178-metre tall tunnel slide, which was recently listed as Time Out London’s number 1 thing to do this year! Guests are able to experience the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide for themselves, circling the landmark 12 times as they watch the London skyline zoom past.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit hospitality offering also comprises the EastTwenty Hospitality Suite, at The Podium. This blank canvas space is perfect for board meetings, AGMs, conferences and team building events.
Commenting on the appointment, Paul Ellerby, Visitor Attraction Director at the ArcelorMittal Orbit said: “We are thrilled to be joining Unique Venues of London and are looking forward to welcoming event bookers to our venue. We believe we have a completely unusual but truly spectacular event space that makes us stand out from other venues in London. Where else can you hold an event inside a piece of artwork with a backdrop of 20 mile views of London, before experiencing a hair-raising ride on the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide?”
The ArcelorMittal Orbit will take its place alongside the other 83 members which include the recently joined RSA House and other national treasures including Hampton Court Palace, Guildhall and the National Gallery.
Lisa Hatswell, general manager of Unique Venues of London, added: “The ArcelorMittal Orbit’s striking, forward-thinking design is one of the most symbolic features of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Its revolutionary architecture has meant it stands out on the London skyline and ensured its legacy. Whilst we have our fair share of heritage buildings, Unique Venues of London is proud to count a number of modern, culturally significant landmarks and public spaces amongst the membership; all of which can be hired for events, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is a welcome addition.
“We look forward to working with the team there to promote both their hospitality services and the work of Unique Venues of London as a champion of the capital’s historic, landmark and unusual venues scene.”