Emirates Air Line North Side
The UK’s first urban cable car bridges the Thames from the Excel Centre at Royal Docks to Greenwich’s O2 Arena. It was opened in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, at a cost of about £60 million. The cable cars provide a crossing every 15 seconds, carrying up to 2500 passengers per hour, and travel 90m above the Thames. Although it was envisioned to provide a viable option for commuters, the views of the City, Canary Wharf and Thames Barrier make it a popular attraction for tourists. Single cash fares are available, which are more affordable with an Oystercard or Travelcard (although a pass must still be bought) and there is also the ‘360 degree tour’, which offers non-stop returns.
Tel: 0843 222 1234
Entry Charges: Admission: cash single fare £2.20-£4.30; oyster card single fare £1.60-£3.20