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“Great way to cross the river”

Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks
Ranked #59 of 1,718 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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 October 30, 2013

We went one way, North to South, and had a great trip. The price was very reasonable, the ticket staff friendly and helpful, and the whole thing was very efficient. You get a great view of the docklands, O2 arena and glimpses of the Olympic park.

While you are waiting to board there is a giant screen with various people symbolically waving you goodbye which is a nice touch. The guy from the pharmacy looked as though he was washing a car window.

Definitely recommended.

Thank Jayne C
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

A great experience with excellent views of the City Airport and the Olympic Park. Sadly the trip was too short but enjoyable while it lasted. I think that I paid £3.40 one way as I had a travel card.
Not at all scary, I would imagine that young children would love it. It was a lovely day weatherise so the views were at their best.

Thank TorchyPyrford
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

A great way of combining a trip across the river and getting a fantastic view of East London at the same time. The cable car is a great addition to East London; the views of City Airport, the O2 and Canary Wharf more than justify the ticket price. We combined it with a trip into Central London on the Thames Clipper - for just over £10 this gives you a chance to see all the great sights.
There was no wait for the crossing and the cars are very comfortable. I would urge caution for anyone with a fear of heights as the cable car rises to just under 300ft very quickly!

Thank DonnyUKtraveller
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Was going to an event at the O2 and the best route to use included using the cable cars. £3.50 one way using my Oyster card, no queues, great views, very enjoyable way to travel beats the underground or buses. Would definitely reccommend using the cable cars as part of your journey if at all possible. Worth just going down for a ride to see the fantastic views of The Dome and the city, high above the Thames.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I was actually scared at first but the smoothness of the flight was very calming. Amazing experience with a totally different view of London than I have ever seen before. Have a video of the whole flight aha. Would recommend anybody with a spare 20 mins to go and enjoy the journey.

Thank natty1491
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