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“great views of the river thames”

Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks
Ranked #58 of 1,765 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.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I travelled with my daughter when staying nearby. It is a lot cheaper if you use your oyster card so worth getting one as you can get a refund at the end of your london trip. I bought a 10 ticket pass and it was about £15. My daughters ticket with the oyster was £1.90 each way. There was about 6 of us in the cable car and it was nice and chilling.
Visited the next morning to travel on it again and it was closed due to high winds. I think its a once been thing though. If you get on at royal docks you get off just by the O2 arena. THere is a subway station there so you can just get the cable car one way. There is also a DLR stop at Royal Docklands too.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was a very enjoyable cable-car ride over the river. You get great views of the whole Canary Wharf area, O2, etc. I went quite early on Sunday morning and it wasn't busy, so I got a whole car to myself (they take up to 8 people and it would cost £85 to book a private car.) I had no plans to visit the exhibition at the other end so opted for the round trip and was given a wrist band to show. I had a daily travel pass and got on at a reduced rate. All in all, very good fun.

Thank Neilsong18
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great ride across the River at 295 Meters altitude. Moving at speeds hardly 10 MPH, its quite good to catch a good spot of sighting. As the freezing waters flow beneath, the birds keep flying up above and sometimes around your cabin, the odd plane takes off right above you from the LCY airport... you can be still inside the clean, neat cabins and enjoy great views of the O2, the Wharf buildings, Boats, The Excel Centre and many more...
Even if you are alone, one does not feel insecure at any moment, because as in an aircraft, warning messages that sound very reassuring keep coming up.
In every way, a great Emirates Branding exercise.

1  Thank Binublr
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Have done this crossing many times since it opened and i enjoy it everytime i go on it. Pick a nice day if you can and you will be rewarded with stunning views of Docklands and Canary Wharf.
I use an oyster pre pay card and its only £3.20 single trip.Take you camera and you'll get some great photos.
Very clean and comfortable cars,love the voice over in the cars telling you of your cruising height,like being on a plane,well it is sponsored by Emirates.
This is one attraction that's worth travelling across London for,if your on a visit to London make the effort and take a trip on it,only downside when its very windy it won't be running.
A brilliant attraction worth a visit anytime.

Thank lonegunman57
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Did this trip on a rainy, windy afternoon. Cabins were clean and comfortable. Views were magnificent ( when I was brave enough to open my eyes). We followed this with a boat trip up the Thames. Both excellent value for money and a brilliant cheap way to see the sights of London.

Thank tilli10
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