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.
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.
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.
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.