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The Cable Car over the Thames, London,UK.

Well, I suppose the builders were grinning when they said they’d give it whirl.  I should have known better really.

The United Emirates cable car traverses the river Thames in East London between the Royal Victoria Dock, on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the North Greenwich Peninsula.  It can be found on the Standard London Underground Map ⇒  at sector D8.  From Greenwich Pensinsula there is a bus service to wonderful Maritime (Cutty Sark) Greenwich ⇐ which is on another branch of the Docklands Light Railway.

Cable Car Fares ⇒  

It makes sense to use an Oyster Card (touch in/touch out) as this will also save money on the London Underground/Overground and Docklands Light Railway.

About Oyster Cards ⇒.

BE AWARE: That if you forget to touch in with a card there is a heavy fine.  If you forget to touch out when leaving a station, the maximum charge is deducted from your card.

A video of the view ⇒  shows that although it is partly obstructed by the tall buildings of Canary Wharf and lasts 5-10 minutes (according to time of day), it is nevertheless quite good value for money. 

It is used for some commuting to and from work, so it is better to avoid peak times.

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5 responses

  1. They look very tall. Where in London?


    October 5, 2013 at 13:30

    • Your question gave me a prompt (Ta), so you can now find all the information on the post. 🙂 If you would like to see some of the watersports available at the Royal Victoria Dock, check out the menu/Fun/Duck Chronicles. Although the Jet Lev does cost 100 squids an hour (no really in £’s). Bye 🙂


      October 5, 2013 at 15:20

      • Thanks, Graham. The prices seem very reasonable. I see it is primarily used by commuters. I wonder why they didn’t build a bridge? Perhaps this was cheaper? I’m sure my kids would enjoy it.


        October 7, 2013 at 14:58

  2. Great picture!


    February 20, 2014 at 14:59

  3. 🙂


    December 21, 2014 at 02:17

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