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How to Get a Very Unusual View of London

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I am completely mystified as to why this is a thing, but it is, so here we go!

Finally, locals and out-of-towners alike can fit some adrenaline-fueled zest into their holiday and view the historical and cultural landmarks that have made London a tourist hub for centuries exactly the way the Queen intended: via zip line.

Zip World London

From now until October 1, you can zip over Archbishop’s Park near Waterloo at 30mph, hurling past views of the London Eye, Big Ben, and the House of Parliment on “the biggest, fastest, city center zip line in the world.” Per Zip World London, for just £22.50 for adults and £16.50 for children, you too can zip 10 stories down traveling 250 yards in a matter of seconds.

Doesn’t that sound like fun? No? Maybe it’s a great way to take in the city? I really can’t say, but if you’re searching for fast thrills in a Dickensian setting, I suppose this could be a way to appease great expectations.

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