The view from the roof of the Royal London Hospital offers stunning views across East London, but there is a chance to stare down at the ground from its heights — as you abseil down the outside of the building.

The Air Ambulance is hosting one of its fund-raising efforts, and if you can fork out £35, and raise £300 in sponsorship — and aren’t afraid of heights — then there’s a chance for a fairly unique bit of fun.

The 17-storey building is in fact the highest rooftop helipad in Europe.

It’s not quite a true abseil as you don’t walk your way down the building, but are lowered down free hanging, which isn’t quite as much fun, but probably a heck of a lot less scary.

Tom Scott had a go last year.

If you fancy a go, the registration page is here.


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