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Emirates Air Line

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  1. Rob Greig
    Rob Greig
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    © Rob Greig/Time Out

    Emirates Air Line

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    © Rob Greig/Time Out
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    © Rob Greig/Time Out
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Time Out says

If you find yourself way out east near the Excel Centre on the north side of the river or the O2 Arena on the south, take advantage of the opportunity to ride the UK’s first urban cable car. With the ability to carry up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction (the equivalent of 30 buses) over the 1.1km street of river, the Emirates Air Line offers passengers fantastic views of the City, Canary Wharf, the Thames Barrier and the Olympic Park.

'Night Flights' are available during summer, which offer a longer journey time, audio/visual entertainment and some rather impressive views of London after-dark.

Oyster and contactless cards can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis – and are cheaper than the single fare cash tickets – although are not included in the Oyster daily capping.

Read our blogpost about Emirates Air Line here.


27 Western Gateway
E16 4FA
Tube: North Greenwich/Royal Victoria DLR
Single cash fare: £4, £2 children. Oyster/contactless card: £3.50, £1.70 children. Under-fives free with a paying adult.
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 7am-8pm; Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 9am-8pm. Winter closing 9pm daily.
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