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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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Great views over The Thames in the warm !

Easy access to the London cable car. In the winter months this seems to be a good time to visit no queues and cars hardly used. We did pre book but at 12 noon we were the only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Easy access to the London cable car. In the winter months this seems to be a good time to visit no queues and cars hardly used. We did pre book but at 12 noon we were the only ones using it.The 360 ticket allows you to travel over the Thames and back without getting off.We got on at Greenwich which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I went here expecting to queue and both times I went (morning and evening) it was very quiet. If you gave an Oyster card you get the best deal and I thought the price was very reasonable. You get a great view of London, the O2 and City airport. I used the cable car instead of the tube to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Easy to get to. Took about 10 minutes one way. Nice view of the O2 and the river. Not so nice over construction site. Could do a better job reclaiming this piece of land. Worth going if nothing else to do.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were visiting the boat show and found a package to get to Excel via the riverbus and the cable car. Embarked on the boat and thoroughly enjoyed the river views from Southbank to the O2, we then had a short walk to the cable car and our trip across the river to Excel. Spectacular views across the East end... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

No queues meant we had a pod to ourselves - just 3 of us. Oystercard or Day Travelcard holders get £2 off price. The views are fantastic - Thames Barrier, Olympic Park, Canary Wharf, London Eye and a few glimpses of the Shard. I am not great with heights, but once I got used to it, I loved it. Definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

On a recent trip to London we were looking for something to do which was fairly new. We decided to visit the Emirates Air Line. On the whole the experience was great however it was too far out from the attractions of central London. It was not great for sightseeing as the views of the surrounding areas were not great,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I'm scared of heights,rides and flying so this was a challenge! But when staying nearby and heading for a concert at the O2, thought it was time to summon up all my courage and be brave. Was hoping it would be cost prohibitive, but no, at just over £3 each with an oyster card, or £4 if not, my last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A good experience on the Emirates Air Line; quick to get in and with no queues when we visited. Whilst this is not a real 'attraction' it does offer some good views across London and a birds-eye take on the O2. Up in the air the cable car is smooth and pretty quick (about 10 minutes). Good value with an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Oh, we went on a windy day and was a bit scared because the cabin moved with the wind. The views were outstanding for the little more than three pounds we paid. Compared to what you have to pay for the Eye or the Shard this is definetly worth the money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We went on this today 10 Jan after going to the Cruise show and boat show at Excel. The ride was great and because weather was clear and sunny, we had superb views- we could see Olympic Park to the North , planes taking off from City airport and you can really appreciate how much has been done to enhance... More 

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