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Emirates Airline Cable Car and Thames River Cruise

9 reviews
| Flexible


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Category: Tours, Museums & Attractions
Duration: Flexible
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Family friendly
Explore London from the deck of a boat on the Thames River! Escape the crowded tubes and buses to enjoy a journey on the fastest fleet of catamarans on the river. The boats depart every 20 minuets from a number of different locations including Westminster, Embankment, Greenwich, North Greenwich and Tower Bridge.

This is the most perfect way to get through the centre of the city, enjoy unbeatable views of London's landmarks which are lining the river Thames. The Thames cruise ticket allows you to hop-on and hop-off at any pier in the central and eastern zones.

'Take off' on the Emirates Air line, launched in 2012 this stunning attraction allows you to get incredible views of the Olympic park, 02 and the London skyline. Take the Thames cruise across the river and board the Emirates Air Line.

Return Journey on The Emirates Air Line
MBNA one day River Roamer Ticket
Food and beverages


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


DaVonte E,
Feb 2018

Great views!

anthony s,
Jan 2018

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

Aruna R,
Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

Carole T,
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

Ken L,
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.

Nancy H,
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.

Sharon M,
Oct 2017

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

Shani G,
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.

Karen W,
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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