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Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks

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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and...

Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, just five minutes from the O2 by North Greenwich Tube station. Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and flights are approximately 10 minutes each way.

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Great experience and the views are amazing, takes you straight to the o2 from Victoria dock, getting a ticket and getting on the cable car is very easy even with a pushchair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Essex, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cable car is quite far from central london and the views are not as good as you would expect. There's a nicer view around the O2, however afterwards, it's just reconstruction sites and dump sites. It's maybe worth it if you have long in London, however if you are in London even 2 weeks, this is definitely not worth... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great experience and the views are amazing, takes you straight to the o2 from Victoria dock, getting a ticket and getting on the cable car is very easy even with a pushchair, would recommend this to anyone as long as you don't mind heights.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the cable car from the O2 to Victoria Docks. While there isn't a great deal to do at Victoria Docks (we walked for 10 minutes or so by the dockside before getting the DLR), the views are worth it. We payed using our Oyster cards, which is really convenient.

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Thank Neilick
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A different and exciting way to travel over the Thames. It is a very efficient service and the views from each car is a true bonus. Well worth doing for the fun of it as well as getting about London.

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Thank jennywinter23
London, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting the o2 for a concert, I decided to couple it with seeing some friends who live just across the river. What better transport to get me there than the Cable car. When I visited there was hardly any queue and we were able to get in a car on our own. Fab flight and great views of this... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, it was a wonderful sunny day, but I hadn't realised how good this cable car ride would be. It gives an excellent view of life on and around the river at a time when so much is happening. The cars were clean and staff very friendly. It gave the impression of being a slick operation and well worth a... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is awesome fun at night. Sparkling lights and cheesy tunes inside the car - see the dome from a new perspective and just enjoy the ride. Don't know if it is legal or not, but we were only passengers and loved it so much, we stayed in car and went round another time!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to get to the O2 from the city, plus you get to see great views of the city. Our trip was fun although a little grey :-( and the cable car did swing a bit ;-) The weather was not the best but that didn't stop us from enjoying the short trip across the Thames.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came upon this by chance, and decided to give it a go. Had a great time flying overhead. You can use your Oystercard. A voice gives you a guided tour of what you're flying over. We were allowed to travel without the car being crammed full of people, which was great.

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Thank iCatYork
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What fun! Went at night when very few people around so in a car to myself. Also, as I later found out, the commentry/sound system want working which was great on the way over floating serenely over the river. It goes a lot higher than I expected and takes longer than I thought so good value (especially with an oyster... More 

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