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Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks

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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and...

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.

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Great view

We really enjoyed the 'fly' with the cable car. You have a great view over the skyline of London. The area around the cable car is also very interesting.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Rafz, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Rafz, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the 'fly' with the cable car. You have a great view over the skyline of London. The area around the cable car is also very interesting.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must admit it's higher than I expected, not for those uneasy with heights but that's obvious I suppose. No queues when I was there and people weren't crammed in as the cars hold 10. reasonably prices and you can pay with your Oyster card!

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Thank Wee_Rover
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you wanted spectacular views of London but didn't want to spend a gazillion pounds to get on top of the Shard, then your next best option is to get a £4 ticket on the Emirates Air Line. Aptly named, this service connects the two sides of the River Thames, with one side being on the O2 and the other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on Monday and Tuesday and didn't find any queues. You pay with your Oyster, just the kids need a paper ticket. Each car seats 8-10 people and the 'flight' lasts about ten minutes. You can see the Royal Docks, London City Airport - the kids were excited because a plane just took off and another was landing -... More 

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hertfordshire
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a 360 journey from the Dome and it took about 30 mins. Good views all around with an in-flight commentary. The commentary could e better as it wasn't always clear where you should be looking (a good example was reference to the Red Light Ship where the boat was almost out of view between two other boats).

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went alone to enjoy a day away in London and I decided to take a ride in this Air Line and it was a great decision to make I had so much fun

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Thank Domo N
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This air cable jut crosses the Thames river in a 8 to 10 min journey. When traveling over the river you have a view of the old docks and some other absolutely non interesting places. Not worth at all.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were good. Enjoyed the experience despite not being a fan of heights - great views. The commentary in the car was informative and good. Would recommend and do again.

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Valhalla, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were at an event at the Excel Centre and needed to get to the O2. This was a fun and different way to get there! We enjoyed the view and commentary. It's perhaps a little expensive for a fairly short ride, but we used our Oyster cards, so it was convenient. I'd recommend it!

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Virginia USA
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this experience. Nice venue, polite attendants. Not 'crushed' in like sardines. You can use your Oyster card, or cash, I think it was 3.50 pounds. Doesn't take long to cross, but it's nice and slow, so you can get some good photos. Great location so plenty of other places to visit in the area - Greenwich.

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