London’s first Cable Car

London’s first Cable Car

Built as a people mover for the Olympics, it has fast become London’s newest tourist attraction. If you are visiting Greenwich, try this little known way to cross the river and return to central London.
A 1.1 km cable car crossing connects Emirates Greenwich Peninsula terminal near North Greenwich Tube Station across the Thames to Emirates London Royal Docks terminal and the ExCel (lightrail) in east London, also serving as a commuter alternative to London’s busy business hubs. The Thames is quite wide at this point and swinging high and wide across the river in one of the ten person gondola cars is an interesting alternative to the popular London Eye. Rising to a height of 90 metres the journey takes between five and ten minutes and provides unusual views of London, with the Thames barrier, Greenwich and the Olympic park downstream and St Paul’s Cathedral, the city and the new Shard building upstream.The view is even more impressive at night time with lights twinkling all over the city.
It is an inexpensive new attraction, and you can use your Oyster card to pay, which gives you a discount. Single adult fare is 4. 30 GBP only 3.20 GBP with an Oyster pass.
At present there is not much to do or see on Royal Docks side but restaurants are coming and you can take the light rail to St. Pauls and back to central London.

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