Take to the air with Emirates Air Line cable car

Date Posted: 03/12/2014

Enjoy spectacular flight, 300 feet above the Thames on London’s cable car -  the Emirates Air Line, is the UK’s only urban cable car. The flight experience stretches across the river from Greenwich Peninsula to London’s Royal Docks.

The journey provides spectacular views across the capital including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin, the Thames Barrier, Maritime Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park.

It’s not just about the amazing views!

Take a discovery tour – developed to complement the existing flight experience. The in-cabin film tour draws heavily on the area’s vibrant history and includes a number of best kept secrets and hidden stories, which are well worth the telling. There are bold and exciting plans for the future in the area and the film tour explains “What Next?” for these fast developing quarters of the capital.

The tour consists of a series of short films narrated by BBC presenter, global adventurer and Londoner Simon Reeves and includes some of the rich history of the Royal Docks and Lower Lee Valley to the legacy of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the exciting plans to transform the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula.

The stories themselves are told by those who were there, or those who are playing significant parts in building the area’s exciting future – giving the film tour even more insight and authenticity.

The Discovery Tour package includes a visit to the Emirates Aviation Experience – the first of its kind globally – it provides insight into the operations and achievements of commercial air travel in the 21st Century through state-of-the art technology and interactive displays. It’s located right next door to Emirates Greenwich Terminal.

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Booking is easy, and group enquries are always welcome – either through the dedicated bookings line on 0203 282 1030, or by email enquiry at EALGroups@macemacro.com

Pre-booked groups are welcomed on arrival by friendly staff who will escort you through to your cabins. Cabins can accommodate up to ten people providing a convivial experience and helping to keep even the largest of groups quite close together. The whole system is designed to be fully accessible and all groups are equally welcome.

A complete non-stop return journey (360 degree trip) takes around 20 minutes and group organisers travel for free.

Coach parking is available nearby in The O2’s coach parks.

Emirates Air Line aims to be the high point to any trip to London, but don’t just take our word for it – check out our customer rating on Tripadvisor, consistently high level ratings have lead to Emirates Air Line receiving the TripAdvidsor Certificate of Excellence.

Making a day of it?

Emirates Air Line has also teamed up with Thames Clippers to create joint packages to fly over and glide down the Thames. This provides options for great value days out for groups, families and individual sightseers.

From Emirates Greenwich Peninsula terminal you can be in Maritime Greenwich within 10 minutes, taking an exhilarating  trip with Thames Clippers. Alternatively, carry on through to Central London and get the best view of London’s most popular landmarks from the river – including Big Ben and the Tower of London. 

Just a short walk away you will find leisure opportunities including cinemas, bowling and an array of dining options at the O2.

From Emirates Royal Docks terminal, it’s a short stroll along the dockside to ExCel London Exhibition Centre. Next to Emirates Royal Docks terminal is The

Crystal which features an exhibition on sustainable cities. Alternatively, it’s a short onward journey to the Olympic Park including Arcelor Mittal orbit tower.

For more information visit www.emiratesairline.co.uk

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