Saturday, 18 April 2015

Up in the sky, above the River Thames

In London there are many ways you can get around town. By tube, bus, taxi, bike and by foot. Did you know that you can take to the sky? The Emirates Air-Line I mean! On a recent trip to London we found that our hotel was right next to the cable car link to North Greenwich. As we were already planning on going to the O2 that night for a show we thought this would be the perfect way to get there!

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

Emirates Air-Line London Cable Car Transport

A single fare is £4.50 but as I have an Oyster card both our tickets were discounted to £3.40 each which was a bonus. The ride lasts around 10 minutes but it seems to go much quicker as you try to take in all the sites as it moves along the line. I won't lie, this is quite scary! Being up so high and having the cable car hanging on by so little was unnerving but it gives you an amazing view of the river, surrounding area and the O2.

If you do want to ride on the cable car over to the O2 you'll have to get off at the Royal Victoria tube on the DLR line which is a bit tricky to get to if you are coming from central London. Make sure you leave enough time to get to the tube station but also to get a cable car as you might have to queue for a short while.

It was definitely an experience that I'd recommend and I'd probably do it again!

Have you been on the cable car over the Thames? What did you think?
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