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Emirates Air Line - Royal Docks

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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 4FA , England
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Easy to use, good value, helpful staff, cracking views.

This was my second trip on it. The first - a hot busy day...yet despite the crowds it was easy to use and there were staff to help you if you were unsure what to do. The queue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was my second trip on it. The first - a hot busy day...yet despite the crowds it was easy to use and there were staff to help you if you were unsure what to do. The queue moved very quickly. The second time was on a cold February day. Few people around yet the experience was still very enjoyable.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Don't like heights so dubious but very easy slow ride, nice & spacious, seated, stunning views, reasonably priced, one way or return rides, great way to get from Docklands to Greenwich & the O2 or reverse. A must do in that area.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Took the family on the cable car. It was not busy so had a car to ourselves. Slightly windy which made it possibly more interesting. Great view of London City Airport with the planes taking off. Lovely clear day with lovely views over the Thames

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Carlton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a great way to get across the Thames. It helped that it was a clear blue day, but it really does offer some great views across the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went earlier. A bit windy and cold. Views are nice. Commentary could be better. It would be nicer if there was more to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A good way to get from the Excel Exhibition Centre to the other side of the Thames and get a more direct route to central London. Also gives a spectacular view over the docklands area and the O2 arena.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The views of East London from the air, moving at a slow pace were wonderful. To see the changes made with the Thames winding round. The whole experience was worth the trip out there from central London. Also discounted tickets showing your train travelcard ticket.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took the Docklands Light Railway to the Royal Docks with the intention of crossing over the Thames on the Emirates Airline and back into the City on a commuter hydrofoil. We went at a quiet time of year, but still had to queue to buy tickets. The air line is a closed gondola much like those in ski resorts,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

we used emirares air line for a one way trip, it wasnt expensive and its worth a look for the views you get. can't comment on the experiance as i didnt do it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a wonderful experience, for a very reasonable price you get breathtaking views of a still underrated part of this great city. It is of course spectacular on a sunny day, but there are mysterious and romantic connotations to travelling this way at night, or in a low-lying fog. My only downer with this is that it's funded by... More 

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