Londoners and tourists alike can now enjoy a sky high trip across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks courtesy of Emirates Airlines. After two years of construction (and a mere £60 million), last week Britain’s first skyline was inaugurated. The cable car system was designed to bring tourists to the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Victoria Docks, serve commuters and encourage growth in the area.
The 34 car skyline takes about 5 minutes each way, but promises spectacular views of the city skyline. And all for the “low” price of £3.20 with an Oyster Card, £4.30 without and £6.40 for a roundtrip. The line will operate on weekdays 7am-9pm, Saturdays 8am-9pm and 9am-9pm this summer.