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Located in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s unusual steel form, created by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and designer Cecil Balmond, commemorates the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as London’s energy and creativity. Based around the idea of an orbit, a continuous line that loops up and back down around itself, Britain’s largest sculpture doesn’t raise in a straight line and is made from 2,000 tonnes of steel, with more than 60% of the structure formed of recycled metal. The structure not only offers commanding views of the capital but at night is lit up by 250 spotlights and is surrounded by parkland, with plenty of meadows, wetlands and waterways to explore. The Orbit also boasts a gift shop and restaurant serving up a host of East End-inspired dishes, while venue hire is offered alongside events such as abseiling experiences and Orbit Lates.