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Docklands Light Railway

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers high-frequency links between two...

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers high-frequency links between two of the world's most important financial districts - The City and Docklands - and regeneration areas in east and south east London.

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We seem to have used every mode of transport in London! The DLR was prompt and got us to Canary Wharf quickly. Some good views as well on the way when overground.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We seem to have used every mode of transport in London! The DLR was prompt and got us to Canary Wharf quickly. Some good views as well on the way when overground.

Thank MrsShoes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love travelling on docklands light railway, find the service really reliable travelling from Cutty Sark to Shadwell.

Thank Shalim R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The DLR is now almost 30 years old and was devised to connect areas of East London not served by the otherwise extensive London Underground Network. It covers the likes of London City Airport, Stratford, Canary Wharf and The Docklands. The trains are driverless, clean and regular, easy to use and generally, apart from peak hours during the working week,... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not the fastest thing on wheels, but it's a lot better travelling on the DLR in August than on the buses or the tubes. Make sure the windows are open in the carriage and you should have a decent blast of air to keep you cool. I wish I could say the same for the tube!

Thank HarryHotspur1959
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday I stayed at a hotel near ExCel center and travel to Olympic park. Started my journey at Prince Regent station, changed another train at Canning Town and finally reached Stratford station. Return journey also on same way. I really appreciate the way this trains running, timing, friendly staff members, overground journey with fabulous views all over the way....fantastic. Why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have only been on the Docklands Light Railway once before in January 2014 and looked forward to my trip to BETT 2016. In 2014 i didnt have to change at the DLR went straight from Stratford International to Custom House whereas this year i had to change at Canning Town as there wasnt a through train. The DLR was... More 

Thank James G
The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had spent several days using the underground to get around. Coming back to Tower Hotel from Greenwich, I tried Rick Steves' suggestion to use the DLR. It was great! Used my Oyster Card, then got a refund for unused $$$ (last day in London) very easily. The DLR was easy to find, waited 10-15 minutes. The map is clear,... More 

Thank VillageGypsy
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have just spent a week using the DLR to travel in and out of central London. Station at Canning Town just a short walk from our hotel. Very reasonable price with an Oyster card. The trains are modern, clean and easily accessible for wheelchairs, buggies, luggage etc. as you can wheel on and off the platform with ease. Plenty of... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled from Canary Wharf to Stratford on this very clean and speed train. We didn't realise that the train went just between these stations so sat where we thought was the front (for a great view) but it was the back!! Had a seat both ways. A little pricey but my young son was free.

Thank Tracey D
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thisis an engineering feat and I always marvel at how it was constructed. Its clean and very efficient. You can go to London City Airport, Bank in the City Centre, Greenwich or Stratford magnificent shopping centre. Charges are very reasonable and most tickets work on underground and buses.

1 Thank Keith J

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