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Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks

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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA, England
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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well worth a trip

This offers another way (along w/ the Sky Garden) to see London from high up inexpensively. Getting there and back is very easy, lots of signs directing you to it. The views were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I rode this on a week stay in London. One side of the line is close to the O2 arena built for the 2012 Olympics. It is a smooth ride. Use your Oyster card for a discount. It is more expensive than the tube. Not for people afraid of heights.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This offers another way (along w/ the Sky Garden) to see London from high up inexpensively. Getting there and back is very easy, lots of signs directing you to it. The views were amazing and definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Used it a couple of times this week whilst at an expo at the ExCeL. Great experience. If only there were more of these around London. It's a fairly short journey but great value for money as an attraction. Ok value as a commute. If you are at either O2 or ExCeL I would recommend riding it. Rode once at... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought Viator tickets for river cruise and cable car. Excitedly followed instructions to ticket kiosk. Queued for very long time. Presented voucher and told we could not go as cable car closed for 'planned maintenance' now can not reach anyone at Viator for refund. No answer on phone. No customer service email. Part of our special London visit ruined. Very... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While attending WTM, it was an amazing and unforgettable experience. Took the ride from Royal Docks to the end and then came back. View over river Thames was awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very close to O2 with stunning aerial views; recommended for people who like to make pictures. You get your own cabin with friends and for 15 minutes you fly over the Thames... Very cheap as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this enormously and good value. I think we paid £3.75 for a one way ticket which we thought excellent value. You have to have a good head for heights. Great views over Europe's biggest building site. It would be fantastic at dusk of night time. Highly recommended.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to get back and to to the docklands. Not a bad price. Views amazing. Staff really help and pleasant .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good experience for adults & kids alike. We chose a day with great weather & the views were brilliant. We just did a round trip & thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really excited about this and the experience to up high above the Thames was amazing. Good value for money however the views are a bit off with not many sights to see clearly.

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