When central London feels too hot and claustrophobic, I head for the river. Since 2012 there has been a cable car service across the Thames, connecting the Royal Docks and the Greenwich Peninsula. I took these photos on the Greenwich side while I was waiting to see a show at the nearby O2 Arena.
This is the cable car station on the south side of the river.
The cable car link is designed for use by both tourists looking for good views over London, and commuters needing to cross the river. It has a 10 year sponsorship deal with Emirates.
I watched the cable cars crossing the river for a while, then headed towards the O2 Arena, where I was going to see the show “Monty Python Live (Almost)”. Some people were hiking over the roof of the massive dome. I did not join them, as my, more expensive, ticket for the show entitled me to enter through the front door and use the escalators.
Click here to book a walk over the roof of the O2 arena.
Click here for information on the cable car.