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Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks

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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234
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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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For someone who doesn't like heights I loved it. Arrived on the DLR, had a fantastic breakfast at a local cafe, straight on and over to the 02. Beautiful clear day and highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For someone who doesn't like heights I loved it. Arrived on the DLR, had a fantastic breakfast at a local cafe, straight on and over to the 02. Beautiful clear day and highly recommended!!

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Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to do this last minute. We had breakfast at the local cafe overlooking the dock, which was highly recommended. Cable car discounts given with Oyster cards. Queues not bad. We had a relatively clear day, so could spot most of the landmarks. We didn't get off the cable car so we just did the loop. Was something different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the Emirates cable car for the first time from Royal Victoria docklands end, I was amazed how well signposted it was from the DLR to the boarding station, being registered visually impaired this is a huge help. Staff at the terminal were well organised, friendly and so helpful. Felt so positive about the crossing before we boarded. Staff even... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Scared at first but when we cud just b on it together on our own it was ace! Soaring up into the sky over the docks u cud c all over London. Magnificent views and such construction and development going on it was a joy to c. Excellent staff and we used it all the time to get over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

2 adults and 2 children cost about £12 for a one way trip, compared to about £80 for the London Eye. Great views and experience, only lasts 10-15 mins but definitely worth it for the money, staff all friendly.

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

This cable car is fun. It is a little expensive but you get great views. I really enjoyed it and was lucky to visit on a calm winters day !

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

Enjoyed the views from above The Thames. Cable cars are spacious and clean. Its a bit pricey. However, will recommend all.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our ticket in advance, boarding was straightforward. Great view of London landmarks and enjoyed the aviation experience

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are stuck at the O2 and need to cross the river you will be grateful for the ride. But too far from the city to give the iconic views tourists probably anticipate. Quite fun for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views over the docks and river. It was a really clear day when we went and you could see for miles. We really enjoyed it.

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