Emirates Air Line London

Image by Ellie Swain

Emirates Air Line – Panoramic views of the East End

London is full of opportunities to take to the skies for a good view of the sprawling city skyline. But for me, nothing beats an exciting voyage on the Emirates Air Line.

Despite the massive sponsorship from a big name brand, this intriguing and inexpensive method of travelling between Greenwich and the Royal Docks over the River Thames is largely underrated.

I recommend boarding your pod from Greenwich and taking a round-trip. There’s an option for a single journey, but it doesn’t feel long enough in the skies. Plus, there doesn’t seem to be too much to do in the Royal Docks.

Your trip across the skies offers sublime views of the Millennium Dome and the business district of Canary Wharf. But what I find fascinating is peeking into the life of the London Docklands. Old, rusty boats and ships scatter across the murky grey of the River Thames. On land, there are hundreds of crusting shipping containers and metalworks.

If you’ve got an Oyster card, you can even nab a £1.00 discount off the price. At the end of your ‘flight’ hop off and enjoy the rest of your day exploring the quaint and historic borough of Greenwich.

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Western Gateway 27, London

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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00, Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00


Round trip: £ 9


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)