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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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+44 343 222 1234
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

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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We stayed on the Sunbourn yacht hotel so found the air line a great alternative to getting into the city than the DLR - a quick hop over to the O2 to catch the Thames Clipper... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed on the Sunbourn yacht hotel so found the air line a great alternative to getting into the city than the DLR - a quick hop over to the O2 to catch the Thames Clipper. Fantastic views and great narrative.

Thank JoBennett28
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Emirates Air Line cable car ride will provide you a breathtaking view of London skyline. Just hop into one of the cable cars and experience the thrill.

Thank Sabyasachi80
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2016

This attraction is well worth the 3.50GBP (when using the oyster card). Easy to get to using the DLR or the Tube the Emirates Air line provides great views of the River Thames, the Greenwich peninsula including the O2 and of the London Skyline.

Thank AaronEMorris
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2016

Decided upon visiting the boat show that we would take a Thames boat trip then use the Emierates cable car to reach Excel rather than the tube. It was so much nicer and gives a great view of O2 and the Thames

Thank VWcamperlady64
Exeter, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Got one of those lovely sunny winter days and had been meaning to try this for years. As I was showing a tourist around, I got a one way ticket over to the O2 then got the river bus up to embankment pier. It was a perfect combo on a chilly but sunny day

Thank Sunnywin
United Kingdom
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Took the Air Line from the Royal Docks to the O2 for a show as our hotel was on the Royal Docks side of the river. First, it's cheap and easy...if you have an Oyster card for the tube, you can pay with it. Second, it's awesome! The view is amazing! You can see for miles down the river and... More 

Thank Paul B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

I am terrified of heights and I have to admit that when I first caught sight of the cable car spanning the Thames, I freaked out at the idea of using it to get to the Excel. It is VERY HIGH! I am glad I was 'brave' enough to ignore my fear and step into the cable car though as... More 

Thank AndieBeee
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a fab little attraction in the heart of Docklands in East London. Easily accessible at either side via the DLR, this is a lovely part of an East London day trip. We stopped at Fratellis Cafe on the Royal Dock side of the cable car. Great food and coffee. The trip itself is fairly short - 5-10mins, but... More 

Thank Pricetta
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016

As part of our adventure around London on our bikes, we used our Oyster cards to swipe & ride across the Thames ... yes just like what you see in start of Eastenders with the O2 Arena in view ... was told we could have brought our bikes on too! Only thing it was a short ride.

Thank DorDor M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is a worthwhile experience and you get super views up and down the river as you cross. The only problem is the line only goes from a point some way away from the Dome and you end up in no-mans land some way away from ExCel. Go outside the rush hour as it goes slower then and you get... More 

Thank Graham C

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