Start of Day 2, it’s Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)
The Emirates Air Line is a cable car link across the River Thames. It was constructed with the sponsorship from the airline Emirates. Why it’s called ‘Air Line’ instead of Cable Car baffles me. From the cable car, you get spectacular views of the city from heights of 90 metres as you travel between Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and the Emirates Royal Docks vise versa. Avid photographers take note, the cable car is an ideal photo spot.
Emirates Air Line location map. Credit : TFL.
We got there by exiting the North Greenwich underground, walked pass the O2 and onwards to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula where the ride (flight as termed in website) starts. The ride takes 10 minutes end-to-end. If you require to take the train from Emirates Royal Docks, the nearest would be the DLR Royal Victoria. Over at the Emirates Royal Dock, we just walked around and then took the return ride back to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula. The return ticket cost £6.80 with an Oyster card.
Emirates Greenwich Peninsula cable car station.
When we arrived at Emirates Greenwich Peninsula around 10:00 a.m, the whole area was misty. So the views from inside the cable car was slightly hazy as can be seen from our photos.
From the Emirates Royal Docks, the O2 arena is very visible.
Descending to the Emirates Royal Docks station.
Exiting right of the Emirates Royal Docks, there’s a ‘halal’ food stand.
Unfortunately, the stand was still closed, so we were not able to try their food. There were also no sign when the opening hours and days of operation are.
After a few minutes strolling around the Emirates Royal Docks, we decided to return to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula as the wind is a little chilly for us.
90m over the Thames.
The mist starting to clear. O2 arena from the cable car.
Descending to the Emirates Greenwich Peninsula station.
After the mist cleared. The plane in the background is on approach into London City Airport close by Emirates Royal Docks. An alternative to the busy Heathrow & Gatwick for regional travel.
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