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Emirates Air Line - Royal Docks

27 Western Gateway, London E16 4FA , England
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Ranked #76 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Iver, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I went on the Emirates Sky ride with my Sister in August, this was my third trip but my sisters first. The views are outstanding, great view of the O2, Canary Wharf, Thames Barrier, City Airport and the Olympic Park. If you have oyster card use this as the queue for tickets was very long, then to board took about... More

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essex, uk
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the cable car and cruise trip. The ticket also included the flight simulator which was good fun. Cable car gives great views. The cruise lacked a good commentary but it does go right up to London Eye so passes all the wonderful landmarks of the river

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Scunthorpe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Ok, unless you are doing other things in the area it is a bit of a trek to get to this cable car but it is worth it. We went on a rainy bank holiday morning and the only thing that spoilt the experience is the weather. As we approached the terminal we were greeted by a member of staff... More

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co down
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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

On the way back from a business appointment I veered off and travelled back to Docklands on this overhead cable car line. It really offers excellent views of the Thames, docklands and surrounds with an excellent view of the Thames Barrier. I was well pleased - you can use your oyster card as payment (it has a surcharge of about... More

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Taking our friend, who is wheelchair bound, to the Emirates Airline, was extremely easy as the staff were very friendly and helpful. The system is very methodical and has a lift entrance/exit for those not able to walk. The gondola was slowed down, so access to the gondola was very simple. Great thanks and high praise to all who helped... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm the first to admit that I don't like heights but my husband insisted I would be alright after all I had just viewed the View from the Shardand was OK with that even the 72nd floor. This was soooo different!! The outward journey was just bearable by looking straight ahead and not down. The return journey was a nightmare.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After a really disappointing visit to the London Eye, this was a fraction of the price, with none of the queuing time and the views were great. This is truly under rated and well worth a visit. We took the return trip and the kids loved it, with friendly staff too.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went on this as a small family group and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Plenty to see and leisurely ride giving plenty of time to look around and take photos. Good value for money.

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We visited this on bank holiday Sunday and wished we hadn't bothered - we were told by one of the staff that the queue for the tickets was about 5-10mins - that was a lie it was nearer 25mins and then you had to join another queue to go up to the cable car itself - that was another 10-15mins... More

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Allerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Exploring London' new transportation system, Emirates Air Line, was a great experience. Much value for money and a view almost as great as London Eye.

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