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“excellent experience”

Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Greenwich Peninsula
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Ranked #62 of 1,608 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent experience”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We did these air line cable cars in half term in February, we got the jubilee line to north Greenwich. Spent some time looking around the o2 first there are loads of restaurant's in the o2 all offering deals during the day. Then walk round the corner to cable cars lady at the ticket office very helpful she checked our oyster cards had enough money on them then explain that we could just tap in with them. We got straight on no que, we had a car to ourselves they were only 3 of us! Good views takes 10 minutes. When we got off at the other side we got the DlR back into central London. All in all very good value it cost less than 10pounds for 3 of us.

Visited February 2013
Thank Amanda W
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best view in London?”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Use Oyster or show your Travelcard and it only costs just over £3 for the 10 minute "flight", though it seems much longer as you slowly and quietly glide upwards for a panoramic view of the Thames, O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, the City, and on a clear day the hills surrounding London. I went from Royal Victoria to North Greenwich, and planned to walk the Thames Path to Greenwich, but as the path is temporarily diverted for regeneration work, went part of the way by bus.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good views..but a cable car to nowhere.....”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, the staff were very friendly. Secondly, the ride was comfortable and the views were good. But.....there's nothing of note at the other side. And it's rather pricey. Pay by oyster to save money, get off, get straight back on, and if you like the view you'll have a good time for all of ten minutes. Go on a clear day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing different view of London skyline”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great ride over the Thames and we lucked in with a beautifully sunny clear day. the ride is so smooth and silent, you feel like you are gliding. I can't believe how quiet it was though. No queues or anything in fact, we had a pod all to ourselves which made it even more fun. Relatively cheap too. if you have an Oyster card it's only a couple of pound extra. Definitely recommend it, I actually preferred it to the London eye.

Visited November 2012
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Brief but fun”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Almost everyone using the Emirates Air Line during our visit on Sunday was doing so for pleasure, and it really is the best way to see the the O2, London Skyline, Thames and Thames Barrier all in a five minute journey. Seating ten to a gondola, it doesn't feel cramped and the large windows offer a good panoramic view. But sadly the whole trip only lasts five minutes. If you have a Oyster card, do bring/use it, as it will cut the cost of travel.

Visited February 2013
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