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Emirates Airline Cable Car and Thames River Cruise

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Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours, Museums & Attractions
Duration: Flexible
Highlights
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Family friendly
Description


MBNA Thames Clippers River Roamers


MBNA Thames Clippers, the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river, link London’s attractions so you can experience everything the city has to offer.

Travelling by river offers a unique perspective of much loved London attractions; as you glide down the Thames you’ll experience spectacular views of Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, the Shard, Tower of London, the Old Royal Naval College and The O2 among many more!

Download free in:flow audio guide app for a commentary as you glide. Services depart every 20 minutes from popular piers including Westminster, Embankment, Tower, Greenwich and North Greenwich.

Your ticket allows hop-on, hop-off travel from 9am until end of service in the Central and East Zones. 

Emirates Air Line cable car

Reaching heights of 90 metres Emirates Air Line, London’s only cable car, offers breathtaking, aerial views of the capital’s skyline. At just under 300ft, the cable car is the highest observation point over the Thames, spanning just over 1km across the river between the Greenwich Peninsula (near The O2) and the Royal Docks (near ExCeL London).

The cable car is a must do leisure attraction for Londoners and visitors and is one of the capital’s most popular observation attractions, experience incredible views of the Olympic park, The O2 and the London skyline. 

Inclusions
MBNA Thames Clippers one day River Roamer ticket for hop-on, hop-off travel between 16 piers within the Central and East Zones
Emirates Air Line Discovery Experience: 360 Degree tour on Emirates Air Line cable car, in-flight discovery film and souvenir in-flight guide and entry to the Emirates Aviation Experience located by North Greenwich terminal
Food and beverages

Location

Meeting point
Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, London Bridge City Pier, Tower Pier, Greenwich Pier or North Greenwich Pier

Reviews

Feb 2018

Great views!

Jan 2018

Lovely boat trip along the Thames with the option to hop on and off and a cable car ride at the end

Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

May 2017

Great way to see the sighs and get around the city. We really enjoyed the Emirates airline too all in all a great day out

Apr 2017

We had a slight problem getting to the cable car as the signage is confusing at ground level. Apart from that, we thoroughly enjoyed both the cruise and the cable car and will tell friends about it.

Oct 2017

We tried to get on the boat by our hotel at the Westminster Bridge and it was going to be 60 minutes on the line so we took a cab all the way down to Greenwich instead, road the cable car really no reason to do this --- nothing to see, very industrial area, lots of construction. We were able to take the boat back easily from there because few people go down that far, taking a ride all the way to the Tower of London where we hopped off, took the tour and then road the boat back to the Westminster Bridge. All in all, it's not a perfect situation but it was OK and for us it gave us a different thing to do in London. We will certainly have reason to be in London again, so this was not a big disappointment for us. But if I was a tourist just making the one and only trip I will likely make to London, this is a waste of your time and you will be frustrated by it.

Oct 2017

A long way from the best views of London and nothing really interesting to see

Aug 2017

The Emirates Cable Car was fab. Well worth the money. The Thames River Cruise was a big let down. What is the point in booking online when you have to go to a kiosk to get tickets anyway? Then the guy in the kiosk didn't read the print out properly and only gave us tickets for the cruise and the the cable car! The boats were all covered so we couldn't enjoy the beautiful sunshine and river breeze. There were assive queues for drinks with only one person serving. On the return journey we had an hour's wait for a boat and not the 20 minutes advertised. Three boats were docked at the 02 stop off but they took forever to let off passengers. I tried to phone the hotline but it is closed weekends! Never again.

Jul 2017

The whole experience was disappointing. When booking noted that we had to have a printed voucher - this alone can be a problem when traveling as not all places have a printer. We had a problem getting ours printed so headed to the office to see if they could assist, which they couldn't. Walked to a nearby hotel who were most accommodating and printed it for me without charge. Went back to the agent who looked at the printed voucher and told me it wasn't theirs and pointed me to go see someone else, who then pointed me to their office. I joined the queue again only to be told that the voucher was not theirs and sent me back to where I was originally. I advised the man at the counter that the name on the voucher was theirs, to which he continued to argue with me that they don't do a River Cruise. After a total of an hour and half we finally got on to the boat - he was right it is not a cruise as such but an hop on hop off boat. So you get to see things but no commentary - disappointing for me as I bought the tickets as a treat for our friends to join us as well. The cable car was OK but you couldn't see much of London city as too far away. It was also one way not return unless we were issued wrong tickets so lucky we had passes for the tube.

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