Bus, train, cable car and boat around London for a different experience.

This is a great thing to do if you want to see London four different ways.

  1. Go to Charing Cross station and look for the Heritage Routemaster bus to Tower Bridge. The stop is across the street from the station. You can hop on from the back. I sat top front seat for the views.
Try to sit at the front on the top level for great photos.

Try to sit at the front on the top level for great photos.

 

  1. From tower bridge stop, look around the corner for the DLR station and catch the train to Emirates Royal Docklands. This journey takes you past Canary Wharf and the Olympic site comes into view.
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The entrance to the Light Railway.

  1. Get off and follow signs for Emirates Air Line. This is a cable car that goes over the Thames to the O2 centre (formerly the millennium dome).  The massive glass building is the Crystal Exhibition Centre, with displays about future technology.

 

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The magnificent Crystal Exhibition building.

 

beautiful view of the O2

beautiful view of the O2

 

4. The Dome is worth a visit. Filled with restaurants, you can stop there for lunch.  If you’re game, you can join ‘Up at the O2’, which is a guided walk to the top of the Dome.

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entrance to the O2

Inside the O2

Inside the O2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. You can take the Tube one stop under the Thames to Canary Wharf and visit the Museum of Docklands and the business park and environment. Then return to Parliament on one of the Thames boats that carry commuters down the river.  Or just take the Thames boat from the dock in front of the Dome.

Canary Wharf park

Canary Wharf park

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view of Parliament from the Thames