The last leg of our tourist day, was catching the cable car linking the southern bank of the Thames near the o2 Arena, with the Northbank to the Excel Centre – both Olympic Venues.
I have to admit I’m not great with heights, so I was a bit wary of this one, but knew that if I didn’t gird my loins and get on it, I would miss some spectacular views. Once I opened my eyes, and de-clenched my hands, it didn’t disappoint.
We stopped off during the trip for a brief beverage stop. We were so lucky to have such a gorgeous day! My friend remarked that she felt like she was on proper holiday, you know the first day of a week long break. Alas, not true in our case, but an incredible day nonetheless. Between the sunshine, the company & the caribbean bar we wandered into, I think it was a fabulous end, really concreting our day.
We made our return journey, and decided to have a bite to eat while watching the sun go down as people completed the Walk over the o2 Dome. I think that’s one of our next adventures…
The Cable Car details can be found of the Transport For London website. It’s very cheap (you can also pay a reduced amount using your Oyster card) and is being touted as a new method of transport for commuters (part of the London Olympics Games Legacy). To be honest, while I’m sure it can be really handy, I’m not sure if I could handle it being broken down, hanging 300feet over the Thames, in the nature of the fairly unreliable Underground.