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The Emirates Aviation Experience

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Address: Edmund Halley Way, London SE10 0FR, England
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+44 20 3440 7021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Pilot an A380 or B777 in a state of the art flight simulator. The Emirates...

Pilot an A380 or B777 in a state of the art flight simulator. The Emirates Aviation Experience has 4 simulators on which you can test your take off and landing skills. A great value for money experience for advanced flyers and novices alike. Downstairs from the simulator zone is a unique interactive experience that takes you behind the scenes of modern commercial aviation. Learn about the science of flight and what happens to your body at 30,000 feet. Turn around an A380 quick enough to earn your gold wings or watch what happens to your luggage after check-in. All of this and much more is available at the Emirates Aviation Experience. Alternatively you could simply relax in our river facing cafe or browse in our shop. A great family attraction and right next door to the Emirates AirLine which allows you to cross the river Thames in a cable car.

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Great little exhibition worth a look if it's included in the ticket

This was included in our cable car ticket so we thought it with a visit and I am glad we did. It is small and easy to get around. The best bit for me was a life-size cockpit that... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
John W
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was included in our cable car ticket so we thought it with a visit and I am glad we did. It is small and easy to get around. The best bit for me was a life-size cockpit that you can sit in. It is a cracking little experience.

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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a great exhibit and an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so for those with an interest in aviation and the workings of an airport. The principles behind squeeze suck bang and blow are explained brilliantly for non- engineering minds. Really helpful staff and a reasonable cafe - makes the whole cable car experience much more interesting.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We've just had a great afternoon on the flight simulators! Altogether a really enjoyable experience made really special by a wonderful team led by Claire. Our trainer, Natalia, was exceptionally good and extremely knowledgeable, which meant we made the most of our time there. If you like the idea of flying an A380 or a 777 (both harder than I... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited yesturday , not much to do if not using the flight simulator We had a booking luckily , the Boths are close together thought you'd be in your own area , sadly half way through our experience the computer crashed , took the poor woman over 10 mins to fix it by that time our 6 year old... More 

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

We visited the Emirates Experience after doing the cable car. They have an A380 engine showing the workings etc and some interactive games and video. Also a mock up of the A380 cockpit. They have simulators at extra cost. Its worth a look but to be honest there are better things to do in London.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

It is an enjoyable experience. I tried the simulation for the first time in my life, experience how it would be if I pursuit my dream to be a pilot. If you care about aviation it is a must to do experience.

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Reviewed September 24, 2016

Went here as our cable car ticket included this aviation experience. There is a huge plane engine and it tells you how different parts work which is interesting for about 5 mins but then I lost interest as it was too mechanical for me. My husband thought it was great though. There are interactive games which were OK for about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

This was a great addition to the Emirates skyline, wonderful for people like my children to see what an aeroplane is like. Nice coffee shop too.

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Given its spectacular location, this could be amazing. Soaring over London's emerging Greenwich Peninsula neighborhood, it offers views that are crying out for a little narrative. A mobile app is a great idea, and if the one available worked better it would add another star. But why not a little audio narrative in the cars themselves, just to add some... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

I love planes, this was a great attraction for me. We booked at the ticket office outside on the day and paid for a simulator experience too. The exhibition is reasonably priced in London standards and you can take as long as you like. If it's not your thing £5 each maybe expensive. I learnt a lot about the engines... More 

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