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Docklands Light Railway

Address: London, England
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Ranked #186 of 2,399 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
120 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ahh the DLR is fab. It is a better experience than the tube in many ways. You get to see some of London whist travelling. Sit up front for the best experience as there often isn't a driver as it runs on autopilot.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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97 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love riding the DLR, it is a different experience compared to the tube. Of course on the DLR you get to see London, rather than a dark tunnel. The DLR goes to useful places like Stratford and Cannery Wharf.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The DLR is the best way to view London's docklands. Tourist attractions are thin on the ground out this far east. You will only come here if you are seeing something at the O2 or ExCel venues. You will also use this if you when visiting the Emirates Cable Car or the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love the DLR and every time I visit London I always take a ride. It is a marvel of engineering and the best seats of course are up front when it is running automatically without a driver. You can see a lot of East London from the DLR which is always for me very interesting. If you have an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have been on the DLR a few times and always start off on the tube from Greenwich and as such have a day travel card. Avery time we travel on the DLR it seems that there is nowhere or no one to check your tickets (at least on some of the stops)... Although I do know that most people... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Been going on DLR since they started and still going on them. They are smooth and always clean. Try them and you u will see for yourself

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great fast service, clean and a welcome change to the tube - go through the Canary Wharf area at night when it is all lit up and its a bit like being in the Bladerunner movie.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I travel by DLR every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it is a great way to travel there are always regular trains which often have a member of staff, well cleaned and pleasant. There is a often a seat and enough room and you're not packed in like animals! It would be useful to have an Oyster card for the DLR... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The DLR is a nice change after travelling in the stuffy busy underground. It's nice to see daylight and get a view! Canary Wharf being regenerated, nice to travel through and see this. Takes you to the Emirates gondola

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I flew into London City Airport for the first time last week and it was a great experience. Less than 5 minutes to get from the arrivals hall and onto the railway for an easy trip into Tower Gateway. Great value at £4.70 (single). Also a great way to see the sights of this part of London and certainly more... More 

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