The 30th and final piece of the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide has been lifted into place in Stratford.

The ride at the sculpture in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be Europe’s longest and tallest tunnel slide, measuring 178m.

Visitors to the site in Stratford will be able to whiz down and around Anish Kapoor’s creation, reaching speeds of up to 15mph, from Friday, June 24.

A man bravely works on the slide

London Legacy Development Corporation’s director of visitor services Peter Tudor said: “It's so exciting that the final piece has been lifted into place.

“The slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit will be an incredible experience and yet another reason to visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. I can’t wait until it opens.”

The chute is made up of separate sections that twist and turn 12 times, including a tight corkscrew section known as the bettfeder (German for bedspring), before opening up into a 50m straight run to the ground.

The slide measures 178m

It is a collaboration between Anish and Carsten Höller, who has previously designed a number of high-profile slides around the globe.

Tickets for the ride cost £17 for adults and £12 for children and are available online .