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“Something different for London”

Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks
Ranked #116 of 1,828 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 21 November 2013

Slick modern cable car and great staff make this quite an enjoyable adventure way above the Thames with great views all around.

Never seems to be overly busy and its easy to connect to either the tube, river boat or DLR to make a good round trip.

Thank Lostpassport
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Wonderful views over the Thames and London. Takes you over north/south or south/north you need only take one way if you wish or both ways. We took ride just as the sun was setting, got wonderful photos of an amazing sunset, then on the return beautiful views of London in twilight. This ride was not expensive, you can pay by Oyster card, which is cheaper but well worth the price. O2 very near for good choice of food too!

Thank Maureen E
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

It was my husband's birthday and we almost did a "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" of London - adding in a cable car ride for fun! It's definately worth a visit on a sunny day and doesn't cost too much. We did a 360 return from the O2, as it isn't worth getting off at the Excell unless you need too. Lots of silly fun! We visited with two other families with children aged 8 years and 11 years. Only downside was that the "gift shop" was one - it only sold bits for the actual Emirates Airline, not the cable car ride.

Thank Ruth F
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a great way to get some stunning views over London for very little cost. You can use your Oyster card to take the 5 minute 'flight' across the river and enjoy the sights. Each pod holds upto 10 passengers so expect to share your ride but even with a full number on board you can still see the views and take photos. Well worth it, especially around dusk on a clear day.

Thank nick w
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

A great way to travel from the Docklands light railway over to the 02 arena. We were with our family and it wasn't busy, so the 6 of us had a cabin to ourselves. At only £3.60 each (showing our day travel ticket) for a single ride it was well worth the experience. Then after "doing" the 02 where we had lunch, we took to the river to get back to central London. Recommended.

Thank Lindylou146
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