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“Fly Me To The Moon !”

Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks
Ranked #57 of 1,633 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Fly Me To The Moon !”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Accesable and easy to use; friendly, helpfull staff and affordable.Excellent views of the city. The journey time is only about 10 mins but well worth the money and a very quick way to the Dome.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A short but fun trip”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Only ten minutes across the river but great views and a fun touristy thing to do if you are in the east end of London. We decided to have a fun trip down the river (rather than be underground all day) using the river taxi service from Embankment Pier down to North Greenwich (about 45 minutes and great value !). We then hopped on the cable car and used the DLR on the other side to visit the new Westfields shopping centre at Stratford. Then back on the Central Line tube to the West End too see the Xmas lights in Oxford Street ... good fun !

Visited November 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“cable car ride”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

very nice ride popular with the family, no queues and reasonably priced. Worth a visit. Much better value than the London eye.

Visited November 2012
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“Great experience”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We did a return journey. We started from Greenwich at around 3pm,had a few drinks on the other side and came back at 5.30 when it begun to be dark. I really recommend doing it as the views at night are as good as during the day(or even better?). On the other side - Royal Docks - we went on the bridge from where you can see airplanes taking off from City airport and facing south you can see lovely views of th cable car, the City plus Canary Warf from this bridge. There are also few restaurants/coffee shops at rear.
Overall, fantastic, cheap but quite short experience. I would recommend a return journey (£6.40 with oyster card or paper Travelcard).

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“Wow!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I travelled on this cable car which crosses The River Thames to and from The O2 Arena with my daughter and her two children, one of which was in a pram as she is only five months old. The cars can accommodate up to ten people but as it was not busy we had a car to ourselves. It was easy to push the pram into the middle of the car and load ourselves as well. The cable car moved gently through the air giving us far reaching panoramic views of east London. Using an Oyster card the round trip cost less than £13 which must be good value for such an experience. This ride is part of London transport but it is surely destined to become a tourist attraction in itself. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, especially the four year old!

Visited November 2012
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