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Emirates Air Line Greenwich

KidRated’s Emirates Air Line Greenwich Top Tips:

  • It speeds up during rush hour so travel between 10 and 3 for a longer journey
  • Like views of London? Check out the Shard and the London Eye
  • If you’re in the area why not book Up! at the O2

See some of London’s greatest sights when you ride in a cable car across one of the widest points of the Thames. Departing from southern Greenwich or the northern Royal Docks, the Emirates Air Line offers an alternative way to travel across the Thames. The car travels at 90m high, giving you a glimpse of the O2 Arena and beyond. And the best part is that no booking is required, all you need to do is to tap in your Oyster Card to board the Emirates Air Line Greenwich.


If you want to explore the other side of the river, you can hop off at your opposite departure station. Greenwich has plenty of tourist attractions and the Royal Docks also houses must-sees such as the Museum of London Docklands or the Thames Barrier Park.

 Booking Advice:

  • Save money and pay with your oyster card
  • Book the 360 sightseeing tour and you won’t have to get off 
  • You can book online 



Emirates Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0FJ

Phone number:

+44 (0)343 222 1234


Opening hours:

Spring - 1 April to 20 June 2017:
Monday to Thursday: 07:00 to 22:00
Friday: 07:00 to 23:00
Saturday and bank holidays: 08:00 to 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 22:00
Summer 2017 - 1 July to 1 October 2017:
Monday to Thursday: 07:00 to 23:00
Friday: 07:00 to 23:00
Saturday & bank holidays: 08:00 to 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 23:00

How to get there:

Nearest tube: North Greenwich


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About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Flights are slowed down to take longer after 7pm so you get more time to look around.
  • Don’t stand inside as the car will swing and you’ll get an audio announcement telling you off.
  • Under 5s go free. 5-15 year olds need a child ticket, again cheaper with an Oyster card.
  • The Crystal exhibition on the Royal Docks side isn’t free to visit but does have a good cafe.

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  1. Mills

    We visited on a sunny day, and would definitely recommend. Don’t forget your camera for the great views.

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