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You Can Now Zip Line Past the Houses of Parliament in London

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 22 July 2017
And no, this is not fake news. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, we’ve got some amazing news: you can now zip line the London skyline this summer!

A giant urban zip wire, dubbed the fastest in the world, is about to open in Archbishop’s Park near Lambeth Palace on July 7.

According to Lonely Planet, thrill-seekers will ascend a whopping 35-meter high tower (that’s more the total combined height of nine red double-decker buses). What’s even more scary is that you’ll reach gut wrenching speeds of 50 miles-per-hour as you whizz down the 225-metre descent. Feel sick yet?

Zip World, the adventurers behind the thrilling concept say that the whole experience only takes a mere 30 seconds to complete, much shorter than the prep, which takes 40! It’s all in the name of health and safety, guys and gals. Best part? You’ll glide past and see numerous London landmarks including the likes of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, Lambeth Palace, The Shard, London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and of course, the River Thames.

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This isn’t the first city zip line of its kind, though. Earier this year, Parisians were treated to a similar shindig as they ripped through the streets of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. We can only imagine other major world capitals are conspiring to outdo both London and Paris. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Zip World London opens on July 7 for 12 weeks, from 10am to 7pm. Tickets cost £22.50 for adults, £18.50 for students and £16.50 for children over eight.

Fancy giving the zipline a go? We tried it, loved it and survived!