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Zip World brings 50mph zip wire to London’s South Bank

Zip World brings 50mph zip line to London's South Bank

Welsh adventure attraction company, Zip World, has installed what claims to be the ‘biggest, fastest city zip wire in the world’ on London’s South Bank.

Riders will reach speeds of up to 50mph during the 225-metre descent across Archbishop’s Park near Lambeth Palace.

The wire launches from a 35-metre high tower.

According to Zip World, the new attraction will afford ‘never before seen views’ of the capital.

The ride takes around 30 seconds.

Barry Shaverin, founder of Zip World London, described the experience as a halfway house between a roller coaster and a bungee jump.

He added that it was ‘exciting but not terrifying’ and suggested that it was something Londoners could do in their lunch hour.

Zip World was founded in North Wales by former Royal Marine, Sean Taylor, who built the world’s fastest and Europe’s longest zip line at Bethesda’s Penrhyn Quarry, Gwynedd in 2013.

Today, it is a magnet for thrill-seekers from all over the globe.

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Charles Read

Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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