We couldn’t believe our luck when we discovered the affordable Emirates Air Line Cable cars offer the most glorious views of London from above the Thames River. With prices starting from £3.50 per person one way or £6.80 for a non-stop return journey, it has to be one of the cheapest date activities in London!
The cable car ride lasts for about 10 minutes outside of peak times (7 am to 9 am Monday to Friday when it only lasts about 5 minutes).
The cars can accommodate ten people, but if you don’t go in peak time, there’s a good chance you can have a whole cable car to yourself as we did. We went around 4 pm during our visit to London in December – that’s around the time the sun set which is the best time to be appreciating views anyway right!
The cable car ride offers an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. We loved that it was close to our unique London accommodation which was the floating Good Hotel. We used it when heading to Greenwich Peninsula to get to a temporary exhibition called Alice in Winterland.
You can pay with a contactless card, your Oyster or Visitor Oyster card. According to Visitlondon.com, paying with your Oyster card is 25% cheaper than paying cash.
Please visit the website for up-to-date information on the prices and options on offer as this may have changed since I’ve shared this recommendation for one of the best date activities in London.
Definitely a spot to enjoy some of the best views in London with your partner – go check it out!