Discover – Greenwich
Getting to Greenwich is easy on a quick MBNA Thames Clippers catamaran. It’s also the most fun way to travel. These sleek boats rush up and down the river from central London to Greenwich every 20 minutes, past some of London’s most iconic landmarks including Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Sit outside as you get up to full throttle, and watch the architecture of London pass by.
Up at The O2
Walk across the roof of The O2 on an aerial adventure that takes you to the top of the entertainment world. Take in spectacular views of London on this 90-minute guided expedition, suspended two metres (more than six feet) above thee roof on a walkway that gently bounces as you move along it. Before you climb, your guide will give you
a climbing suit, shoes and a safety harness.
Emirates Air Line
Fly across the River Thames with Emirates Air Line, the UK’s only urban cable car. Float 91m (300ft) above the river from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks and back. Down the river, you’ll see the mighty Thames Barrier, while the view over the tip of the peninsula stretches out to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and beyond. Swoop down towards the Royal Docks, swing smoothly round and head back over the water with The O2 and Canary Wharf ahead of you. You can also fly an Airbus A380 or Boeing B777 at Emirates Aviation Experience, an amazing fixed-base flight simulator right next to Emirates Air Line cable car. Select the airport, the time of day and the weather conditions, then pilot the plane through take-off and landing. This simulator is guided by an experienced flight instructor.
Take a tour of the universe from the comfort of your seat in the Planetarium at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Fly into the heart of the Sun, travel to distant galaxies, see the birth of a star and land on Mars.
There’s a fantastic range of street food in Greenwich Market – you can taste your way round the world in a matter of minutes. There are hand-made sausages and teriyaki, kidney beans with cardamom seeds and parsley, mini pancakes and hand-made ravioli, macarons and churros, plus empanadas (mini pasties). Try a classic dinner in Goddards, one of London’s best pie and mash shops, or make a meal of it with takeaways and ice cream in Greenwich Park.
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