Bike Crossings of the Thames series.
Because on 28 June 2012, this new bike-capable river-hop opened between Greenwich Foot Tunnel and Woolwich Ferry.
The new option is the oddly named Emirates Air Line (picture). It’s a cable car service from north Greenwich (the O2, on the south bank) to Victoria Dock (near London City Airport, on the north bank). And not something to pump up your tyres with.
Which is enough to make you reach for the sick bag. Except they don’t supply any, which proves it isn’t really a flight at all.
At least they don’t charge you £6 booking fee or demand £8 per carry-on bag, either.
Now, crossings are not cheap: £4.30 single, or £3.20 if you have an Oyster card.
But it TAKES BIKES! FREE! (picture) Hooray!
Thames Barrier to Woolwich.
So, the new Air Line is bike-friendly, and joins the canon of Thames Bike Crossings. Probably not enough room in the cars for more than one bike, or tandems or trailers or recumbents, but otherwise you should be OK.
From here it's only a couple of miles to the Woolwich Ferry.
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