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Docklands Light Railway

London, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #181 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Solihull, UK
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460 reviews 460 reviews
134 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Used the Docklands Light Railway whilst on a whirlwind tour of London. The DLR is 25 miles (40 km) long, with 45 stations. There are six branches: to Lewisham in the south, Stratford and Stratford International in the north, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal in the east, and Central London in the west, splitting to Bank and Tower Gateway This is... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

DLR need to spend more time deep cleaning the DLR service, loads of grime is visible. Services are not so bad but they should have more carriages on the lines

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Lincolnshire, UK
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140 reviews 140 reviews
47 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The DLR was the nearest station to our Hotel during a London stay. It offers a great service - clean trains, on time, very little crowding (obviously busier at rush hour). It's nice to see the City from over ground instead of always whizzing around underground too. We took a ride out to Stratford which was great - you can... More

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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80 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We used the DLR to go from Greenwich back to a London tube station, and were thrilled to have done so! It is an amazing experience to travel through all the old and new neighborhoods of London - a totally different look!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Always on time. Amazing sightseeing over docklands :) and yes, fully automated line.no driver. You have staff operating inside. Very helpful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I took this to Greenwich and Canary wharf and would strongly recommend taking it. The metro is new and goes above ground which allows you to have a sneak peak of the offices in CW. Take the metro in Bank and then just enjoy the views.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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215 reviews 215 reviews
137 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were staying in Stratford near the DLR station so it was a fast and convenient train into the city. with our Oyster cards it was easy to get around and connect with an Underground station. If you have a problem (we did) then there is always a DLR employee on the train. It was very hot when we visited... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Eventhough DLR doesn't cover a whole London but it is the most comfortable public transport in London. It has more space than Tube, faster schedule than Overground and Dockland area tour, since it;s not underground. I'd always love to sit in the most front cause I feel like a the roller coaster for kids.

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Though our overall DLR experience was very good, the Canary Wharf stations have next to no signs. We spotted one arrow pointing us in a general direction to transfer from the Tube to the DLR, on our way towards the direction we thought we should be going, we met another befuddled tourist trying to find the Canary Wharf DLR station.... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Very good service but a bit of a safety concern with no driver although it has been deemed safe but if you want a drivers eye view of the tracks ahead it's the best in the business

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