Did you know that there is a cable car in London, United Kingdom? It is a quite unexpected opportunity to take a flight over the river Thames. The Emirates Air Line has been opened in 2012 for the Olympic summer games and connects the Greenwich peninsula (the station is close to the Millenium dome) with the Royal Victoria Dock where you can switch to the DLR. During the day a ride takes you five minutes but in the evening hours they lower the speed and you can enjoy 13 minutes of good views on the docklands.
The construction of the Air Line was sponsored by Emirates, the airline of the United Arab Emirates. Naming rights were sold for ten years and this also brings the airline for ten years onto the map of Transport for London (TfL). You can do a one-way trip for 4.50 GBP or a round trip for the double price. The Air Line seems not to be used by too many Londoners – that might also be caused by the fact that you need to pay an extra amount to use it; it is not included in local transport subscriptions.
Emirates Air Line