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Emirates Air Line Cable Car - Royal Docks

#58 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA, England
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+44 343 222 1234
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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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Fantastic place to visit. Affordable prices, quick service and no major hold ups. Views are amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit. Affordable prices, quick service and no major hold ups. Views are amazing.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a big fan of cable cars but my daughter persuaded me to do the one way trip from the Excel centre to the O2 arena and I'm glad I did. The one way charge is £3.50 and you can pay with your Oyster or contactless card so don't bother queuing for tickets unless you want the Discovery package.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With your Oyster public transport ticket you can ride this attraction for GBP 3,40 for a single ride. It is a connection from Royal Victoria station (train and tube) to the O2 arena where you can find many restaurants surrounding the arena.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value got money got on it in half term about 1030 and the 2 of us were allowed are own car would be great on a clear sunny day well worth a visit also worth booking online to save queues

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really a great way to see the London skyline landmarks.Go on a clear day its really great we did both ways then went on the river boat up to Westminster.The staff were very helpful professional & seemed happy in their work which always improves the customer experience.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great visit to the Emirates Air Line cable car . Although it was half term there were very few people about , no queuing and the price £21:80 for 2 adults and gallivanting grandson we thought good value for flight and the experience exhibition . If you have Oyster cards take them as these give a discount... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found out about this attraction through the Tripadvisor website. Easy to get to on the DLR and for under £10 you get a round trip and entrance to an exhibition. Great views up and down the Thames, London City Airport runway and the O2 arena. Well worth a trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited on a Thursday in January 2017, very quite & no queue's, excellent experience & great views of canary wharf on the way back, highly recommended.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good fun to travel on, great views tho a little scary! especially as the airplanes seem lower as they come in to land. Reasonable charge.

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Gloucestershire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the Emirates cable car from Victoria docks over to The 02. The attendant asked if we wanted a car to ourselves as it was a quiet winter’s day. The cable car is also slower in the winter as it’s not so busy so you get a 15 mins journey across the Thames instead of 10 mins in the Summer!... More 

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