IFS Cloud Cable Car

A ride on the IFS Cloud Cable Car (formerly the Emirates Air Line London Cable Car) offers spectacular views of East London

IFS Cloud Cable Car carrying passengers high above the Thames
IFS Cloud Cable Car carrying passengers high above the Thames cc licensed photo by Karen Roe

A ride high above the River Thames on the IFS Cloud Cable Car offers spectacular views of East London including the famous O2 Arena. While it is part of the Transport for London network, the IFS Cloud Cable Car has become more of a tourist attraction than a vital mode of transportation.

The well maintained gondolas provide an enjoyable way to cross the Thames River and experience great views of East London at a very affordable rate compared to options.

Climbing to a height of 90 metres above the river the gondolas transport up to 2500 passengers per hour between the Royal Victoria Docks and the O2 or North Greewich Underground on the Greenwich Peninsula.

You may want to consider boarding the Gondola just before sunset and then returning after dark for a great view of the city lights.

The trip across takes a leisurely 10 minutes but they speed it up to 5 minutes during peak hours to help accommodate the increased number of passengers.

The gondolas do sway and rock a little, especially on windy days. Keep that in mind if you experience motion sickness or have a fear of heights. During thunderstorms or very strong winds service is suspended until the conditions improve.

There are plenty of things to explore on each side of the ride. On the south side you can walk along the Thames river to Cutty Sark, The National Maritime Museum and the Thames Barrier. On the north side you can checkout Newham City Farm and the Museum of London at Docklands.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes. See London Transport Fares for rates.

Address: 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA, UK

Phone: 0343 222 1234

Official Website: IFS Cloud Cable Car

IFS Cloud Cable Car Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Lovely view from the sky ! Great experience. One little advice for the new visitors- People should buy the tickets in advance as I got little misguided by the staff outside the ticket office and ended up paying full adult price for the kids.
Sumon kumar Ray - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Had some great views on a clear morning. Travelled on a round trip from the O2 arena to the Royal docks and back. The concession price was £6. Well worth it in my view and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
dave pelton - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating experience a journey on the only urban cable car in the UK, connecting the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula. The ride was quick over the River Thames, lasting around 15 minutes, but it was well worth it. We had a great experience on our tour
Alexandre - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating If it's a nice day and you're heading over to the O2 Arena / Millennium Dome, forget taking the Underground ride the cable cars. No need to buy a ticket it's got barriers with contactless payment, about a 10-15 min queue, smooth 5-10 mins ride across with some great views of the city!
Aran Anderson - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Fantastic, a very kind gentleman who was working there, saw my partner in the Que with crutches and our son, while I ran round to get the tickets to save him the extra hobbling, the gentleman must of seen him queing, took him out the Que with our son, moved him round to the lift, then managed to find me purchasing tickets, ushered me to where my partner and son where, straight up the lift, and straight in to a cable car. He was so attentive, it was amazing how helpful he was, and it helped my partner out massively, it’s something we have spoken about alot but was always fearful of the queing side. It was so efficient the way it was all handled. Nd couldn’t have been thankful enough.
lauren byatt - a week ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Jubilee LineNorth Greenwich5 minutes

How to get to IFS Cloud Cable Car by Tube

From North Greenwich exit onto Peninsula Square and go right on Monro Way then take the next left on East Parkside. Continue on Edmund Halley Way to the Amirates Airline Station.

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