A 100-year-old veteran has climbed up the O2 in a wheelchair to celebrate his birthday.

Harry White defended his title as the record holder for the oldest person to take part in The O2’s roof walk, Up at The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula.

He previously climbed at the age of 97 and returned yesterday to beat his own record in celebration of this landmark birthday.

Up at The O2 is an unforgettable 90-minute outdoor climb over the world’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue. Visitors can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the capital once on the summit which is 52 meters high.

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A keen sportsman, Harry says always wants to try new things and it's safe to say he has always been on the move - From his days in the Royal Artillery to the RASC Air Supply, playing badminton at a club in East Ham to qualifying as an archery coach.

And on June 30, at 100 years old, he made the climb in a wheelchair, helped by a team who pulled him up on top of the O2 where he enjoyed views of London and a birthday cake.

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A true inspiration for anyone looking to challenge themselves as restrictions across the world start to ease.

Speaking about the experience, Harry said, “I try anything once. If I like it I do it again, if I don’t like it I don’t do it.

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"People don’t realise what they’re missing until they come up and see what the rest of the world looks like at a height. When you’re up high like this, you get a good view of everything that’s going on around you.”

Dan Hurst, Head of Attractions at The O2 said, “We’re honoured that Harry has chosen to celebrate his birthday with us and to beat his own record of being the oldest person to climb Up at The O2.

"It just goes to show that no matter what age, we can all challenge ourselves and go on to achieve amazing things.

"We hope he enjoyed his time and from everybody here, we wish him a very happy 100th birthday.”