Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car, created a new link across the Thames when it joined the Capital’s transport network in 2012.
Soaring high over the river between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, it has also become a destination its own right.
Standing at up to 200ft high, the bright white of the cable support towers frames the view of the glass and steel of London’s skyscrapers.
Passengers are treated to a bird’s eye view from the cabin of the City, Canary Wharf, historic Greenwich, the Thames Barrier and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
With a journey time of just under 10 minutes, the cable car provides easy access between The O2 and ExCeL exhibition centre, and between local communities on both sides of the river. (Flights after 19:00 are slightly longer – around 12 minutes each way – so passengers can enjoy the evening views across the Thames.)
The terminals are close to existing Tube and Docklands Light Railway services, and to bus and river boat connections.
The service is accessible to wheelchair users and cyclists and is open seven days a week.