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“Great for wimps who are trying to be brave!”

Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks
Ranked #59 of 1,599 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.
Hampshire
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“Great for wimps who are trying to be brave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

I'm scared of heights,rides and flying so this was a challenge! But when staying nearby and heading for a concert at the O2, thought it was time to summon up all my courage and be brave. Was hoping it would be cost prohibitive, but no, at just over £3 each with an oyster card, or £4 if not, my last excuse ebbed away. Cabins seat 10, but was lucky enough to share with my friend and just 2 other people, who were fun and supportive, and even took a pic of my bravery as evidence. It's a steady pace, with great views across London especially of O2, and takes about 10 minutes, though I read it's faster at peak times. We went when it was dark and the lights were amazing. Would def recommend. It was a good experience and did wonders for my confidence!

Visited January 2014
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“Recommended if in the area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

A good experience on the Emirates Air Line; quick to get in and with no queues when we visited.

Whilst this is not a real 'attraction' it does offer some good views across London and a birds-eye take on the O2. Up in the air the cable car is smooth and pretty quick (about 10 minutes).

Good value with an Oyster card at £3.20. Would recommend to anyone sight-seeing in this part of London.

Visited September 2013
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“A clear day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Oh, we went on a windy day and was a bit scared because the cabin moved with the wind. The views were outstanding for the little more than three pounds we paid. Compared to what you have to pay for the Eye or the Shard this is definetly worth the money!

Visited January 2014
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We went on this today 10 Jan after going to the Cruise show and boat show at Excel. The ride was great and because weather was clear and sunny, we had superb views- we could see Olympic Park to the North , planes taking off from City airport and you can really appreciate how much has been done to enhance the area. Great trip and good fun!

Visited January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

This ride was even better than we imagined. We hadn't realised it went so high and gave us lovely 360 degrees views of London. It was a smooth, comfortable ride and we will repeat the experience next time we visit London.

Visited July 2013
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