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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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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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This is one ride everyone should take. Once in the cable car it climbs up quickly and out over the river. Unbelievable views across the city, river and docks. It was really good... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
David W
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the ride very much and were surprised that this prestige project was funded with emirates and special thanks to the european union, as the video during the ride clearly explained :-). As such it was an interesting visit to a part of the public transportation system not connected to the underground. I would say nothing special and completely... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one ride everyone should take. Once in the cable car it climbs up quickly and out over the river. Unbelievable views across the city, river and docks. It was really good fun and certainly a worthwhile experience.

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Thank David W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used our Clipper rover tickets to cross the Thames with the whole family. They loved it all six kids were buzzing about the experience and the loved the exhibition by Emirate s airline. The cockpit was a favourite.

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Thank danfoster40
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a great amount to see from the ride, as much of the area is a building site. Good view of the O2, thames barrier in the distance as is the Olympic stadium ( now west hams ground)

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Thank johnsmith93
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic, the views of the Thames and all along the embankment are well worth the ride, places to visit went on the other side, before coming back, very lovely

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Thank Jen H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entrance is a bit confusing - if you're buying tickets as a tourist, that's fine, but Oyster / contactless... guess what you're supposed to do / where to go. Staff are obviously bored with the same dim questions so don't really engage with you just point and hope you get the drift. If there is a queue, you have... More 

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Hastingwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took some friend from the Czech Republic on the cable ride over river the Thames and I must say both them and I were very impressed with the ride and the scenes we saw, a must do attraction as far as I and my friends are concerned! We then went down to the river to the City of London... More 

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found ourselves at London Excel with spare time and decided to take the 2016 £9 return ride - spectacular view of the Thames, London Skyline, Royal Victoria Dock/Excel and London City Airport on north side and O2 Arena on south side - where you can also connect to Thames Clippers fast river ferry service. Also it looks great to take... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a group of students for the first time there ! It was a wonderful day travelling in the Emirates Air Line cable car !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been in London a week and saw a advert for this so decided to go. Glad we did only £8.40 return and entrance to the aviation experience. Was great. Not very well advertised and it was great.

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