Take to the skies of East London
During a recent visit to London I took to the skies on the new Emirates Air Line, a 90 metre high cable car that crosses the Thames in East London between the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula. The journey is relatively short, taking approximately five minutes during peak times and 10 minutes at other times, though during this time you get spectacular 360 views across the Thames where you can observe the O2, Canary Wharf, the City, Greenwich and the Shard.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 7am to 9pm, Saturdays 8am to 9pm and Sundays 9am to 9pm (may vary seasonally).
Peak hours typically weekdays before 9am and between 5pm and 6:30pm.
Prices: Single £4.40 / Return £8.80, discounted fares are available if you have Travelcard or Oyster Card.