Author Archives: Maddie Osborne

The Slide at The Arcelor Mittal Orbit: Staff Review

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There is no better description to fit my experience at The Slide at The Arcelor Mittal Orbit than utterly hair raising. Just imagine a Helter Skelter on 20 espresso shots – this slide is quick! The Slide is easily accessible as it’s located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. As well as hitting 15mph on the world’s LONGEST slide, you’ll also get panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline from the Orbit’s viewing platforms at the top. Here’s how our day went…
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The Slide at Arcelor Mittal Orbit and Afternoon Tea at The Holiday Inn

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Expert Interview with The Slide at The Arcelor Mittal Orbit

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If you were lucky enough to go the London Olympics in 2012, you would have seen The Arcelor Mittal Orbit located at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Standing at a whooping 114.5cm, the Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture. BUT – you probably haven’t heard about The Slide that now runs of it have you!? The Slide was opened to the public in 2016 and gone one step above the Arcelor Mittal Orbits’ claim to fame – it’s the WORLD’S tallest and longest tunnel slide! We caught up with Andrea, Trade Sales Manager for The Arcelor Mittal Orbit and asked her a few questions about the exhilarating experience…
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Staff Review: Afternoon Tea at Malmaison Hotel

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It took me approximately 0.3546 seconds to agree to try out the Afternoon Tea at the Malmaison Hotel in Brighton Marina. It took only a few seconds longer to Google the menu and check out what was on offer! Those mini burgers had my name written all over them… Continue reading

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Staff Review: 2 Hour Western Horse Riding in Hampshire

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Putting on our best Calamity Jane cowgirl impressions, Leoni and I headed to Hampshire for a 2 Hour Horse Riding Experience across the New Forest to roam around with the wild ponies . It was truly my idea of horsey heaven!
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Stand Up Paddleboarding; A History

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Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP as many like to call it, is the latest trend to take the water world by storm. It’s the perfect combination of testing your fitness whilst also spending a day out on the water; making it easy to understand why it has become so popular. Although the end of the summer is looming, SUP can still be enjoyed in the autumnal months (you may want a wet suit though), so there is no excuse to not try it out. Read on to find out more about all things SUP… Continue reading

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Expert Interview with Adventure Bay Surf School

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With summer looming, grab your wet suit, your board, your best surfer dude impression and head out to the water. If you need a few tips from the best in the surfing trade, we’ve spoken to Dan at Adventure Bay Surf School in Cornwall (one of the UK’s hottest spots for catching a wave) to find out what sets his experiences apart from the rest. Here’s all you need to know… Continue reading

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Staff Review: River Thames Bike Tour – London

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After having this trip eagerly pinned on the calendar for a while as we waited for the tour to start running again in April (can’t imagine it’d be quiet so fun in the winter), Leoni and I were raring to get started on our River Thames City Daytime Tour with Fat Tyre Bike Tours. Myself and Leoni have both been on a number of walking tours of London, so we were looking forward to putting our foot to the pedal and leaving our walking boots at home to try something different. Here’s how we got on… Continue reading

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Staff Visit to Kensington Palace – London

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As the royal home to many of Britain’s Queens, Kings and most recently the much loved ‘people’s princess’ Diana, Leoni and I were hugely greatly to take part in a staff review at Kensington Palace and walk within these famous footsteps. We managed to jam pack our day trip to London by visiting two of the London Historic Royal Palaces which is easily do-able both in one day. Here’s our Kensington Palace review… Continue reading

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Staff Review of Twickenham Stadium

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With the echo of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” ringing through our ears, Leoni and I hopped off at Twickenham train station to take part in our latest staff review and I’m sure you can guess what it is – a Twickenham Stadium Tour for two. After a quick 10 minute walk from the station to the stadium, Leoni and I headed to the Rugby Store where the tour starts…
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