I think I’ve actually found my favouirte mode of transport – CABLE CARS (or Gondolas depending what you like). They don’t take you far, but the views are always amazing. You can take the Emirates Air Line Cable Cars from either Royal Docks or Greenwich Peninsula.
They only opened in 2012 but have become a great staple of London travel. Many people use them to commute across the river. It’s around a kilometer long and in the morning (between 7am-9am) it’s rush hour so the journey takes 5 minutes, but the rest of the day it’s around 10 minutes so you really get to take in the views. After 7pm, it changes to the “Night Flight” where they play music and takes around 13 minutes to get across. They also do a champagne experience, a view and alcohol, sign me up! So depending what you are after they are some great options. What is also great about this, is that you can use your oyster card! It only costs £3.50 and paying with your Oyster card makes it 25% cheaper than paying cash, so a win win really!
The Cars are sponsored by Emirates (if you hadn’t guessed by the name). To make it a bit more fun they use a lot of in-flight terminology. It’s all a bit of fun, and I would suggest you do it if you’re in the area, and it’s sunny of course!
The main thing is the views. Aren’t they just fab! The whole commute, doing it to get from A to B is a bit pointless. But it’s fun if you have the time! Also, I highly recommend walking to Meantime Brewery after. Great beer.
Have you done the Cable Cars? What did you think? Enjoy them, or just find them a bit stupid?